It’s been a while since I blogged. I’ve taken some time off from writing to pursue other interests, one of them being getting my private pilot’s license. It’s been a fun journey and has given me a sense of freedom quite unlike any other. When you’re taxing down the runway at full throttle and your nose lifts, that initial feeling of being weightless is amazing!
I’m learning to fly in a Cessna 172, just a little smaller than my husband’s 182. Since I love to travel, I can’t wait to fly myself to my own destination. Warmer climate comes to mind.
As many of you know, after a long and wonderful career writing romance novels, I retired from the genre two years ago. I’d been fortunate enough to have 23 books, 1 anthology, and 1 e-short story published over the course of 24 years. Silly me, I thought that would be my “The End” in a profession that has been amazing to be a part of.
Last year, I got a story idea that was just too fabulous to ignore. I began writing this new project on my own time, no deadlines, and I’m so enjoying writing a story for me–my dream work. It’s commercial fiction set in Los Angeles, California. I was born there, and my memories of growing up in the 50s, 60s and 70s are quite fond. I moved to Boise in 1992, but I think once you’ve been raised in a place, you remember it the way it was in your youth and you long to go back. As a writer, I have that opportunity to turn back time, to write what I know, and to bring the L.A. of my childhood onto the pages of a work of fiction. Not only can I recreate a setting that I lived through, I’m focusing my plot around a single object that everyone can relate to no matter where you grew up.
And that’s all for now about my dream works: Flying and writing.
If you have a dream or something you’re passionate about, feel free to post!