The Writer’s Life

The Writer’s Life
Recent stroll at Lake Johnson, Raleigh, NC. Photo credit: Fred Eaker

This writer’s life is picking up speed.

In just a few short months, the manuscript for Saffron Cross is due to my Upper Room Books editor, Jeannie Crawford-Lee.

This means that nearly every waking moment I have is spent writing or thinking about our Christian-Hindu interfaith marriage.

When I’m not writing or thinking, I’m preparing for the book’s release in fall 2013. Franklin Golden took my author photos a few weeks ago. He did another session for us last night at Binkley Baptist Church and Sri Venkateswara temple, the places we worship. Franklin took shots of both Fred and me in our clergy robes. It was the first time we had both worn our robes at the same time in one another’s presence. Sacred moment!

I’ve also completed two recent interviews about the book and the writing process. Stay tuned for the links. And, in a real first-time author milestone, Upper Room Books has posted my author page. 

When stress comes–and it does–I’m finding new ways to distract myself. After all, a writer’s first and foremost duty is to observe life. My favorite recent distractions: last week’s Irregardless Cafe cooking class that was a birthday present from my brother (blog post coming), strolls at local lakes (see photo), and the “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” film.

This is the writer’s life, and I am grateful for each moment. Thanks for joining the journey.

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