Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Ready and Waiting for a New Year
Hanging on . . . only a few more days until we get a brand new year!
Dave Lambert (one of my editors, and for whom I would lay my cloak across ANY puddle) has a great piece on Charis today, so be sure to check it out.
C.J. asked what type of dog makes a cameo in THE ELEVATOR. At the moment, Sadie (to honor my late mastiff) is a golden retriever (to honor BJ Hoff's dearly departed doggie companion). I think she'll stay a golden, because a mastiff, my favorite breed, couldn't really accomplish some of the things Sadie does.
The story is coming together slowly--I'm trying to master the art of inserting backstory at the perfect place, in perfectly-sized pieces. Since all of Act II and most of Act III take place in an elevator car, I have to resort to technique to keep the action flowing smoothly . . .
Well, that's it. One observation--before Christmas, I sent a postcard to everyone on my mailing list about the 2006 releases. It's a little disconcerting to see how many have been returned to me--oh, I expect the usual from folks who have moved, but a large number of these are Christian bookstores that have simply gone out of business. That's sobering.