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Actually those aren’t the exact words to “The 59th
Street Bridge Song” but it’s the way I sing it. Don’t ask why. I don’t know. I
guess I learned it wrong in the beginning. I suppose I prefer skipping to
But it’s close. And for me it has great meaning. Even more
One question I’m asked every time I speak about Breathing on Her Own is this: “When is
your next book coming out?”
I completed writing a second novel. I have a third and fourth
nearly complete and a fifth one outlined. I have two children’s books in the
works and continue to do a bit of freelance work.
So when is the next book going to be published? I don’t
know. I haven’t even pitched it to a publisher yet. +Eddie Jones of Lighthouse
Publishing of the Carolinas says it takes six months for a book to “grow legs.”
Breathing on Her Own was released on March 24th. It is still an infant. I made a decision
to pour myself into the marketing of that book through September. Six months. I considered pitching the
second book to a publisher in September and even thought about attending the
American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference late that month.
Yet, this summer, my husband and I are busy. We are working to
ready our house for the market. We have been helping our daughters with
childcare as needed. And…we have a life.
We were making one of our daily trips to the home
improvement store the other day when Tom asked if I was still planning to
attend a writing conference in the fall. When I told him I had decided against
it, I could almost see a sense of relief cross his face. However, Tom is not one
to hold me back from anything I really want. He suggested I could still sign up
and go to the ACFW conference in September if I wanted to do so.
With Our Grands!
I repeat. We are busy. Hopefully selling. Possibly moving.
Spending time with our family. Marketing Breathing
on Her Own. Writing every day. I want to go to a conference. I want to meet
up with a publisher and pitch another book. But I also want to de-stress my life as
much as I’ve de-cluttered my closets. I want a sense of peace for both myself and
I said, “No, that’s okay. There’ll be other conferences.”
Then it hit me. The song. I tend to sing Simon and Garfunkel
when I’m happy.
The urban dictionary definition of groovy is “excellent,
awesome, or cool.” Might I add: peaceful?