Monday, January 5, 2009

A Long Time Relationship

So while in Colorado surrounded by a fabulous mountain vista out panoramic windows in our friends' home, I reintroduced myself to the characters in the middle grade novel I'd started, well, almost 2 years ago. "It's me again," I said. "And this time I'm back till I finish your story..I promise!"

So like any relationship, I started out slowly...trying to get to know the characters again, reviewing our history, and thinking about how we can "move to the next level." This is going to be a long-time relationship, I hope, so I want to get it right!

And now I'm back home. Appointments, school runs, laundry, treadmill time, dinner planning, etc., etc. etc.

And no mountain view.

But a PROMISE I made to myself and those characters.