When I say ‘it’s been a long time in the making’, I’m not kidding. The original seed of this story was jotted down 17 years ago. I was writing what I thought would be my first book. When I’d hit a spot of writer’s block, I’d switch over to the idea I was messing with that I didn’t think would pan out.
Then my husband got sick. I was trying to manage a household with 3 kids and him, all on a part-time job. Writing was forgotten for a while.
Four years ago at Christmastime, I lost my dad. It wasn’t unexpected, but it made me do a lot of thinking. My kids are all adults, the hubby is doing as well as he can and I have a little free time. I dusted off the spiral notebooks full of outlines & ideas. ‘The Vista’ shouted out louder than the others, and the journey towards finishing a book began again.
The other book is still waiting, along with several more. It has evolved into a two book story. I don’t expect the next one, and the next one, and the next one to take quite so long.
So when I see a writer kick out 2 or 3 or 4 books a year, I am jealous. I want to do that, even if it’s only once. We shall see how that works for me. Once ‘The Vista’ is out, I plan on running amok. You have been warned!