Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A New Path
Leann Harris here. I was at Walmart today and saw my new book, Second Chance Ranch. That is book 13 for me, but it is my first straight romance. This book was an amazing journey. If there were no dead folks in the plot, how was I to tell the story. But God is amazing and reaches down in us and makes the desert bloom, or a mystery writer fall in love with a story and have it carry her away.
There were days when I sat down at the computer, and started writing and the words flowed without effort. Well, truthfully most days. And when I would read what I wrote, I could only stare at it in amazement, because I saw another Greater Hand working. It was an exciting time.
This (when the book flows) is a rare treasure for sure. Not many books happen that way. It's like labor. One child might be easy birth and the next hard. Both you love both children. My hero, Zach McClure has a brother and sister. Ethan's story (his older brother) was torture to come up with the idea. And Ethan is probably one of the most dependable, steady and wonderful men I've ever written. And that probably was the problem.
Second Chance Ranch was a gift. I am grateful for it.