As you know, it's been an anniversary week for our Dear Country. A painful one. Like you, I indulged in some tender time travel. Again, on Tuesday morning I found myself paging and pondering through the memories of yesteryear. And then, it occurred to me. No wonder. No wonder--because two years ago, 9/11 was also the date that our book was due at the printers. We had padded our timeline so it was cool that we didn't make that date. But I remember it well. I got rear-ended by a sweet, young Episcopal priest that afternoon while driving Grace home from high school, where she was a freshman. While we waited and waited for the cop that never bothered to come, the kind, apologetic young man and I talked shop: the church and autism. I went the drive-thru on the way home and mindlessly consumed a hamburger, fries and a Coke. Huh? (Not in my usual culinary fare.)
Yesterday, for some reason, I called up our book's website, (thank you Misty Galyon!) and virtually thumbed through Rebekah Pope's beautiful pictures of special souls. I flipped to "Our Creative Team," pausing on each beautiful, smiling face--captured in Rebekah's beautiful, crisp black and white portraiture for which she is so gifted. Visually, I caressed each member with the fondness of my heart-felt love and bottomless appreciation....Together, two years ago this fall, we did this:
I'm proud. And, now, for the next chapter!: Tomorrow, my book mentor's in town from the fabulous far flung Portland, Ore. I'm not enrolled in MTSU's Writer's Loft this semester, but I'm still working with Charlotte Rains Dixon. (She's available for coaching and FANTASTIC!) So, I "hit the book," again next week: The Journey with Grace. Keep reading here and wish me a huge dousing down pour of heavenly inspiration. And, thanks so much for your support via Facebook, comments on the blog here, (more, more, please!); plus your kind and thoughtful email responses to me.
Almost forgot to mention that I'm also pulling back on track, with some techno-learning-curve help along with some friends to birth that aforementioned FREE e-book in the meantime. Woo-hoo! (Or, Choo-Choo, here I come! And, yes, I know I'm corny. Blush.)
So: What creative projects are you proud of and what are you working on, dear readers? Tell me, tell me!