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.


  1. Thank you for sharing this post, Leann. I LOVE reading about what published authors experience as they're working on a book, and this one really sounds like a gift! What a blessing the Lord was guiding your words as you wrote, and this sounds like a wonderful book. Blessings, Patti Jo :)

  2. Each book flows so differently for me. I wish it would be consistent, but it isn't. It's like when my kids were young, I would learn to cope and discipline them at that stage, then they'd grow and change, and I'd be playing catch up again.

  3. Leann, I love when that happens!

    I also have slow moments while writing a romance where I wish I could toss in a dead body! LOL


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