I thought I’d post something that wasn’t about my book writing process.
This picture was taken last night as my husband and I sat on our back patio enjoying the rain. It’s been so dry here in Dallas; it was nice to have a little relief. Rainstorms are amazing – the way the lightning crackles and sends its tendrils reaching across the sky. We still have fun using the old-fashioned method of calculating how far away it is by how soon we hear the thunder. And the breeze that blew in was so refreshing, we didn’t even mind getting sprinkled by the intermittent gusts of rain.
Okay, I lied. I will make a comment about writing. As I posted this picture and thought about rain, and it’s purpose — to refresh, renew, bring back to life, inspire new growth — I realized…I need rain. Not only for my yard and my flowers, but for ME.
I have to admit this query letter writing is getting to me. I know it needs help…I know I need to ‘punch it up’ and make it ‘enticing.’ That is so much easier said than done. I’ve been letting it beat me down a bit. I need some new inspiration, a revival of spirit.
So here’s hoping that I experience a big ol’ Texas thunderstorm … soon!