Mostly, I am at the Lord's beckon call. He is always giving me things to write about. Yet lately, I have been absorbed in the daily routine of life. Spring is here and I shampooed the carpets and front room furniture. The living room walls were treated with a fresh coat of paint. Next, I redecorated our bedroom. I do not have live plants inside as I have a brown thumb. However, I do have a lot of fake ones that needed to be washed and that got done as well.
Birthdays, Easter, church and family have given me plenty to do as well.
A gentle voice came to me as I sat down with a cup of jasmine tea. 'Go finish your last short story.' I had forgotten what I was even writing. I went back to my notes and discovered that I was in the middle of 'All Things New'.
Well, of course! My main character 'Buddy' had just begun meeting people outside of living as a hermit in his beer and cigarette filled apartment. I went back to my characters. Let's see 'Gramma Jean' is patterned in part by my own grandmother and a sweet vibrant little lady from my home church.
'Joe' is a character that I have combined with my own husband, and a few friends.
Putting down character personalities on paper helps me keep focused in my writing. I do so enjoy pulling out characters from folks I know. This gives me an inkling on which way they will move in a story.
I've been asked to go to a writing clinic. I think I will pass for now. My goal is not to be a best seller. The hectic life of an author is not for me. I have friends who are authors and they are on the go a lot. Nothing is more important to me than my quiet housewife life. Yet, the Lord is never boring. He is simply peaceful, loving, encouraging, and the force that creates my stories.