As you well know I am an English teacher, which may explain why I love love LOVE schoo supplies. I bought myself some new grading pens (I do not grade in red- think it's rude), and I decided to get some new pens and paper to begin the prewriting and research stage for my next book. I found myself sitting in the middle of the aisle at Wal-Mart, mixing and matching colored pens, post-its and spirals! It was so much fun, I completely forgot my original purpose of getting groceries for the fam.
So now I have to convince myself my silly thoughts are worth jotting down, that one day that single line I posted on Instagram will give birth to an entire book. Beginning a book is very daunting- every. single. time! The process doesn't get easier. I think the hope is the process gets better.
This next journey is a personal one, even more so than the last. I only know this book will be a stand alone and I will pursue traditional publication as usual. I dirtied up those new pages tonight. I'm nervous about the introspection and excited about the possibilities.
And before I say goodnight, I will be headed to a number of schools this fall, as well as Kingsville, Dallas, San Antonio, Corpus, and some new Texas spots this fall. I also have plans to visit some other larger cities up the East Coast. Look for the tour schedule coming soon to my website!
Thanks for reading and please I'd love to hear feedback from y'all regarding The Lariat.