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Just opened this site and am anxious to start sharing a bit of this wonderful ride I'm having as a writer. Although we have guests arriving for dinner and it's my husband, Michael's, birthday, I'm sneaking out to visit some women in town who have formed a book club! In fact, I just found out that our town of 10,000 actually has four book clubs, all sizes and shapes, ages and religions. I'm stoked, as the writers life can be lonely. I'm often found slumped over my desk in the loft, fingers whipping across the keyboard at a pace Flash Gordon would be proud of. When I'm finished, I have written 5,000 words, backed up, rewritten 2000 of them, then erased literally a hundred words that just don't fit the piece I am working on. Hours have passed. My husband has all but given up hope that I'll ever come down. Yet when I do, I am just so happy he can see it on my face! I don't understand the pull that flying fingers on a keyboard have on me, but I'm grateful that I've seemed to find a place in my life that is fulfilling! By the way, it’s a good man who can be so encouraging when he only hears the clicking of a keyboard as he's cooking dinner…again! Hope you're that lucky!
This week's book read…………..The Help by Kathryn Stockett….A must read by a new author about a young woman's dangerous attempt to write a book about the black household help that worked in white people's homes. Set in the 1960's. A great read with fast paced writing, true-to-life dialog and a realistic ending!