New friends

The other day, I posted about “An old friend” – today it’s about NEW FRIENDS.

I posted on Facebook last night that I participated in my first book club – that’s not true, but I want to explain. In the past, a group of my local girl friends did an “Evening with the Author” but I don’t think I really thought of it as a book club. I thought of it as time with people I loved.

My brother, Charlie introduced my books to someone he worked with and she, Cindy contacted me to talk about The Face in the Mirror with a group of her friends. I didn’t even know Cindy, but I left our Facetime encounter with NEW FRIENDS. I enjoyed talking to these ladies who knew nothing about me about a piece of my heart – and then I let them in on some of the things I’m working on. I LOVED IT! We talked and laughed and talked some more.

All because of a little story in my head.

I hope that I get the opportunity to do it again.

If you’re reading this, I <3 you! B

An old friend…

Greetings all,

I spent the day with an old friend today. Several actually – Mitchell, Renie and the characters that became The Face in the Mirror. It was a nice visit. I started reading around 10:30 and finished at 7:40 (with a break here and there to run a sweeper, laundry, etc). I’m doing my first book club on Tuesday and I needed a refresher on this story.

It’s funny… When I finished writing the story of these old friends I moved on to new friends. I didn’t forget about Renie and Mitchell, I just made new friends that took my time and space in my head. I realized as I read this story again that I’d missed them. I’d read something and think – I WROTE THAT! One of my favorites was a line about an unlikable character who I described as a “debutante wanna be with a redneck pedigree.” I laughed out loud! I felt proud of Renie and Mitchell’s story.

If you haven’t read this one, I hope you’ll give it a try.

If you’re reading this, I <3 you