I was awakened around 2:00 a.m. by my dear hubby’s snoring. (Yes, I love him anyway.) An hour later, as I lay sleepless in bed, I began pondering what I would write today. I still feel a bit braindead from this cold and being creative has seemed an impossible goal. What to do? What to write? I wondered as I finally drifted back to sleep. For that matter, what is this book even about?!?
At 5:30 a.m., I bolted awake and was out of bed in a flash. I knew! I saw the scene in my mind, heard my heroine’s voice in my head. I dashed to my office to jot it all down. Oh, how I love that wonderful, awesome “Ah-ha” moment when things become clear. Those moments are too brief and too few. At least for this writer. Most of my time is spent slogging through in shadows, looking for the direction my characters will take me. (A little like life, I suppose.)
Since returning from CBA, my publisher and I have been rearranging deadlines and pub dates for my next several books. We have delayed my next women’s fiction release a few months, positioning it for a better release month, so 2003 will be a year of historical romance releases from Robin Lee Hatcher (two from Tyndale HeartQuest and one from Zondervan).
Okay, with excitement still firmly in place, I’m off to write that new scene.
8:16 a.m. – 2002-07-24