Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Words on a page

While winter is protesting its change into Spring, I'm working on the sequel to Sweet Tea and Southern Grace in the comfort of a padded office chair in a warm house with Banana Nut Bread in the oven. The timer says ten minutes left, and the aroma tells me that in exactly ten minutes, I'll be ready for a break from writing. The thoughts of a big slice with a glass of cold milk keeps me plodding forward..

Sometimes when I look at what I've written, I just see words on a page. My fingers are flying trying to capture the words ahead of me, not behind me - the words coming out of the mouths of my characters so fast that if I don't get them down on paper, they'll dissipate right there in front of me - and they won't come back no matter how hard I coax them. At that moment, everything thing behind them are just random words all thrown together, but when I finish with a page, a paragraph, a chapter or a book, the words are no longer just words. They're a story - a sense of accomplishment.

Good night, my friends. The oven timer is calling me.



  1. My link is restored! The cake looks delicious - just what you need after a busy afternoon. It's got me in the mood to bake something tomorrow night so i can have something delicious on the allotment this weekend.

    1. It's one of our favorite desserts simply because it's an easy recipe to cut back on sugar and it doesn't affect the flavor. Instead of 1 cup of sugar, I use 1/2 cup of Truvia blend. It's delicious.

  2. Hello Glenda
    Great to see you back - good luck with book sales. Do keep us informed with how the sequel is going won't you? Hopefully it won't keep you away from the blog again.
    Yum - I can almost smell the banana bread down here (one of my favourite sweet loafs)
    Take care

    1. Cathy, it's good to hear from you! I'm trying to branch out and focus on my blog more now that I have the first book finished. The release date on the sequel is September and I'm over half finished with it, so I'm not worrying too much yet about deadlines. Yes, the banana bread was delicious! I'm thinking it may be breakfast this morning too. :) You know - a little fruit, nuts - healthy, right?

  3. Hallo there Glenda (twin!). How lovely to see you here today, and, my oh my, I can almost smell that banana nut bread from all the way over here. I bet it was delicious. I love what you say about all your words in your head. I really am very proud of you and your accomplishment with your novel, and now you're on your second. Well done you!


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