Wednesday, October 17, 2007

July 31st? That was my last post? My how time flies when you're awarded a contract at the ACFW conference in Dallas from Barbour Publishing for a three book series entitled Texas Fortunes including Diamond Duo, the first title, followed by Chasing Charity, and then Emmy's Equal. gasp!

You read right. I received my first contract! A THREE-BOOK contract. Bless you Rebecca Germany and Barbour for your faith in me. I won't let you down!

And that's the reason/excuse I have for neglecting my blog. I have a DEADLINE. Wow. It's like a roller coaster ride over the Grand Canyon. Thrilling and terrifying all at the same time.

Deadline or not, I've been hauled from my cave by the ear--thanks to my lovely, sweet critique partner, Jessica Ferguson.

I've been tagged. Not like a deer or a dead body. This friendly little tag is worse in some ways. It requires me to tax my memory, to go back in my mind to times and places I might not care to revisit. But, hey. A soon-to-be-multi-published-author can be a good sport, so here goes:

My life 10 years ago: I had just awakened from the fog of new-found love and realized I'd actually married a man with four boys. (Took me five years to wake up.) Hubby was on the road, and I was home alone with a ten-year-old and three teen aged boys. Yikes! I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

20 years ago: Living in Virginia, attending a school near D.C. to learn computer programming. Watching my daughter fall in love with a Virginia boy who would later become the father of my two oldest grandsons.

30 years ago: Now we're taxing my mind. This is too close to the 60's for my memory to be of any use at all. :) If you'd asked about 40 years ago, I could've told stories of thigh-high boots and waist-length hair, of riding on the backs of motorcycles, surfing, attending Beatles concerts.

In the 70's I was a reformed hippy, redeemed Christian, and the mother of a beautiful eight-year-old daughter. So, I guess they were great times after all.

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