Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall, Cool Weather, and Forever Loved

Fall just began and life is way crazy at our house. I wanted to take a few minutes and check in with you.

We are in full swing. We’re anticipating cooler weather, open windows, cool breezes and something aromatic baking in the oven. I’m thinking German Apple Cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum. I decorated my front porch with gourds, pumpkins, apple baskets, fall leaves, and a couple of scare crows. I'm ready for fall! Now, it just needs to cool down!

In the meantime, I just released my fourth novel, Forever Loved. My husband and I have been working hard co-authoring a book on self-publishing that should be out this next week. We are super excited about it. I’m also trying to finish up my novella, The Perfect Gift, which will be available later this month or early November. And as if that weren’t enough, my son wants a book about his dog, Leia. I’m hoping that one can be done as a Christmas gift for him. I’m not sure if I’ll market that one…or keep it in the family. We’ll see how it turns out.

Last week I had the opportunity to speak for a ladies’ group at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee, OK. I’m not sure who was blessed more the ladies or myself. I love it when hearts and lives are touched for Christ.

On Saturday I’ll be participating in a craft fair at St. James Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. I love participating in these fairs. I meet so many wonderful people.

My husband and I are looking forward to the day he can stay home full time. This past weekend he was off three days. We worked on our joint publishing venture. I only had to threaten to send him back to work four or five times. I didn’t think that was too bad. ;) All kidding aside, I am so blessed because we work so well together. Even so I’m trying to cure him of his habit to write long, drawn out, run on sentences. He insists these sentences are his trademark. I beg to differ with him.

Well, I know we had a short visit this week, but I’m thankful we had time to visit at all. I’m thinking I might need to get used to being busy. If you have a chance, check out my new novel. I’d love to know what you think.

Darlene Shortridge

No comments:

Post a Comment