I survived the weekend writing marathon. I managed to write 10,000 new words and rewrite sections of the manuscript that have been bugging me. This novel is taking me in directions I would not have planned to go for this story line. I plan to spend a couple nights this week and this coming weekend finishing it up and then hopefully it will be off to the publisher.
My fingers hurt from typing, my butt hurts from sitting and my brain hurts from creating. I made myself cry a few times so I think this novel will be a tear jerker when it is completed.
Although today is about making considerable head way on my 2nd novel, Seeds of Hope (working title), I wanted to take a moment and send a heart felt thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey. On Valentine's Day 1000 people took time out of their special day to visit my author website. I am humbled and proud at the same time that Daniel and Emily's story has resonated with so many readers. On further reflection, one year ago this week my debut book signing was held in Dyersville Iowa where I live. It has been a fantastic year and again, I thank each one of you for your support and encouragement. Blessings to all. Happy Reading:)
NO excuses! Must finish this novel. Seeds of Hope (working title) must be finished in the next few weeks. Anxious to center my attention on the 3rd novel. Promising myself a book tour across the Midwest when I have 3 books out. Next summer would be a good time for that. Any reader suggestions on where to head to on the tour would be wonderful to have. It takes months to set up book tours so suggest soon.
I've been looking for alternatives to wheat in my home baking. It's hard to find wheat that hasn't been genetically modified. So I had an opportunity to try SPELT flour. Spelt is known as an ancient grain also know as dinkel or hulled wheat. It's been cultivated since 5000 BC. Spelt is still grown in central Europe and northern Spain. Spelt is the ancient cousin to wheat, and has lower gluten content. So, while not safe for celiacs, it works for some people with wheat allergies so check it out. Here is a link for basic nutritional information on spelt. http://nutrition.about.com/od/grainsandcereals/p/spelt.htm
So cool! A life-long dream come true. Walking into a library and seeing a novel I wrote on the shelves. This library has 2 copies but one is checked out:) :) Rescuing Love is listed in the Inspirational Fiction section at the James Kennedy Public Library in Dyersville Iowa.
Please join me at my next library stop in March. Free book door prize. Everyone welcome.
March 7, 2015
Author Talk and Book Signing
Hopkinton Public Library 10-11am
I received this wonderful comment this morning from a reader. What a beautiful start to a very busy day:) Rita, thank you for sharing with me and your friends.
I started to read "Rescuing Love" one evening prior to the author visit to our library - could not put it down and stayed up into the night reading to the end. My heart went out to both Emily and Daniel and also her parents. I've passed my book to several friends and they all report that they also were not able to put the book down until the end. Thank you Carol for a beautiful book.
I grew up and currently live in Iowa. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.