An author can never have too many pencils with stellar erasers. I have a holder full of them. Paper…yep. Lots of it. Everywhere. On my desk, in my car, in the front pocket of my purse, in the drawer of my nightstand… I find myself writing notes, jotting down ideas, drawing images or even sketching a single word on the back of an old receipt…anything that stirs an idea, I write it down. A tiny idea can often grow into something more.
That’s how The Gift of Fate began. I had a title first…a story later. I still have the piece of paper I wrote the title down on. It’s on the back of an old grocery receipt. Perhaps I’ll frame it someday. It launched my career as a writer. I’m forever grateful to that $17.43 receipt. It’s a good thing I was out of milk and bread that day…oh, and Chai tea. (snicker)
The publisher receives my manuscript this Friday for formatting and first print-run. Nervous, but so excited. Cannot wait to share my grocery receipt story with you soon. 🙂
P.S. This is Lexi. My precious Miniature Schnauzer. She is always cuddled in a blanket that she shouldn’t be in (blankets + dog = doggy smelling blankets). She is my writing companion each and every day. Don’t you just love her motivation? She inspires me…that being lazy sometimes is okay. Even authors need to dream…not just on paper. 😉