I’ve just returned from the Florida Christian Writer’s Conference and the 20th anniversary celebration . . . what a great time. Got to spend time with friends, too, including Tom Morrisey and Mark Mynheir.
To be honest, I don’t remember a lot about writing The Pearl . . . except that it wore me out. Diana goes through a LOT in that story–several major losses, and she doesn’t handle them well. So while I didn’t actually experience everything Diana did, I sure felt all her grief.
I remember taking my takes to my accountant while I was writing this book. She said something like, “How’s the writing going?” I shoved my hair out of my eyes and looked at her like a crazed woman. “Rough.”
It wasn’t the writing that was hard, it was the living Diana’s story.
And to say much more would sort of spoil the book, so I shall zip my lip.
Tomorrow: the editing