Hi reader friends! Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be spending November working on a new Christmas story called “Evergreen.”
Please pray that I will have the stamina and confidence to get it written, edited, and out to the public in short order. Also pray that I won’t rush ahead of God, but will earnestly seek His plans and purposes for this story.
I’ll be participating once again in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where I’ll join people from all over the world in trying to write 50,000 words during the month of November. That can be pretty challenging anyway, but when you throw in the Thanksgiving holidays along with editing and launching, it’s really kind of a crazy goal!!!
Anyway…I’m going to give it my best shot.
Keep reading to find out more! (And I would love your input on the possible cover and storyline. Of course, at this stage in the game, it’s all tentative. Characters have been known to take over and shove me outta the way!)
Evergreen (Christmas novella)
Holly Green is a life coach entrepreneur who can work from anywhere. So to avoid her typical holiday blues, she decides on a whim to spend a few months house sitting at a ski resort near where she once lived. One of the ski instructors seems vaguely familiar in some ways and infuriatingly maddening in others. And it’s almost impossible to get any work done while trying to figure him out.
Kiefer Oliver wishes he could shake off the storm cloud that seems to hover over his head, but his young daughter serves as a constant reminder of all he’s lost. Then Holly Green and her Pollyanna “grate-on-your-nerves” optimism shows up at the ski basin, obviously from a happy-go-lucky and privileged life, determined to shove her rose-colored glasses down his throat.
While he’d like nothing more than to teach her life’s realities before she gets blind-sided like him, can he do so without losing his cool? Or will she teach him a thing or two instead?
Spiritual Theme and Verse
VERSE: But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jeremiah 17:8)
THEME: Trust in God during life’s difficulties can make a difference–not just in our circumstances or outlook–but, most importantly, in the lives of others.
Thank you so much for your prayers, support, and encouragement. I couldn’t do what I do without you, so I truly am grateful.
And just so you know, I’m not giving up on the next Miller’s Creek novel (even if it isn’t coming as swiftly as I had hoped). But I’ve specifically been praying for God to give me an excitement for writing, and this story idea has done just that. Then we’ll try again on the eighth Miller’s Creek book. 🙂
Much love ❤ to you all,