The Story Behind My Blog's Title

The Story Behind My Blog's Title
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

WINNER and a ramble

So, the lucky winner of those amber earrings is...
Lena Nelson Dooley! Congratulations!

It has occurred to me that I've neglected my occasional pointless posts in which I ramble on about nothing in particular in hopes of discovering greater meanings to life. Well, I'll try to start that up again.

My lack of pondering is mostly due to my involvement in this next book I'm writing, which seems to be exhausting my brain of the neccessary energy to explore other tangents. Writing this book is a totally different process than No Other. With it, I felt like I was sitting down to a feast each night, picking and choosing from a bounty of gourmet cuisine. In All Things is more complex; a little harder to tie down in its theme. And since I've complicated it by making the main character a 1950's movie star, the research is a nightmare -- interesting, but overwhelming. Each night when I sit to write, I feel like I'm scraping, trying to fill a tablespoon in hopes that one day I will have a healthy plateful. But...I'm confident in this story, and that God will deliver it through my words as the timing is long as it's before my deadline.;)


  1. You have to think of it this way--your taste in food as refined itself since writing No Other. You started off with fast food and doctored it and doctored it until it become something wonderful! Now, you're looking at the world through eyes of a gourmet, unwilling to fix and spice up bland food. You may be filling your book one teaspoon at a time, but each of those teaspoons is packed with flavor :).

    Way to drag out an analogy, eh?

  2. wow, nice advice from Kat :-)

    Shawna, I am so excited about your new book. What a great writer you are. This one has a deadline, that has to make you nervous :-)

    I think the new book's topic is fantastic! Can't wait :0)

  3. Thanks KM! I'm excited too. I really want to have it ready within three months b/c then I need to turn my attention to expanding Orphaned Hearts. Old Hollywood is interesting! Just hard to throw myself into that world so I can write it convincingly.


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