Greys and Greens

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I’m up early this morning contemplating shades of grey – no, not those shades of grey – the multiple layers of grey outside my window. Grey sky, clouds, lake, mountains, everything dripping and engorged with the day’s rain. And then there are the greens. I best not even get started on the shades of green we live with here in the coastal rainforest. I could fill a whole box of crayons – all hues and varieties of greens and greys.

Here’s a neat quote for today:

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss

A couple of days ago a terrific book review of Disappearing in Plain Sight appeared on blogger Roy McCarthy’s site – Back on the Rock. I’m amazed at the seeming ease with which he captured the essence of my book. Generally, I stumble and stutter along when asked to describe it. Please pop over to Roy’s blog and check out what he has to say.

P1060964Last night, I did another public author appearance at the local library in Port McNeill. I read aloud, fielded questions (where was Roy when I needed him?), caught up with old friends, met new people, signed books, and congratulated the winner of – you guessed it – a copy of Disappearing in Plain Sight. I can’t say enough about how incredible these events are. Each time I do something like this, my sense of myself as a published author is strengthened. I am slowly getting comfortable in this new skin, this brightly minted identity. Above, I’m posing with library staff, and below with the book winner.

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Today, I am the guest blogger on Jessica Bell’s Wednesday feature, The Artist Unleashed. Jessica’s popular blog – The Alliterative Allomorph is jam-packed with brilliant stuff. Please go over there and read my guest post and check out all the fascinating things Jessica has on the go.

On the work front, what is new? I’ve started edits of The Light Never Lies. I’m pleased to report that it is not as rough going as it was with Disappearing in Plain Sight. Did a comprehensive brainstorm session for characters and plot twists in the next book I want to write. What a life – promoting a vision of the book that’s out, revisions of the book on the drawing board, and pre-visions of the book to come. I truly am a writer.

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Oh, eeekkkk, Mr. Vonnegut has a point there.

9 comments on “Greys and Greens

  1. Can I please be a cat? Meow.

  2. Gwen says:

    Wow, Fran that was a fantastic review! It put me right back in the heart of Crater Lake. Can’t wait to read the sequel.

  3. Editing into the second draft as we speak – hoping for a spring 2014 release date. Ever the optimist and all of that

  4. abigler42 says:

    Such a lovely, haunting view and such a beautiful writing journey as well! When you follow your dreams amazing things happen. Congratulations on everything! 🙂

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