The process of writing a book is just as much talking about the book as it is sitting in front of a computer and writing. The hard part is finding people that are willing to brainstorm! Now, that being said, you might think that is a strange comment…most people would be willing to brainstorm but…not when they actually want to read the book! That’s the drawback.
Just yesterday, I was traveling with my husband and we were talking about Valley of Hope in the car. At one point, he said, “Don’t tell me anymore! You’ll ruin the story!”
I had to laugh at that comment. Just like my other readers, my husband is a fan of the Amish genre. Without doubt, he is my #1 fan (sorry Mom…you haven’t devoured them as quickly!). Being a fan, he wants to enjoy the book in its completion. We both know that, if I tell him too much, it will “ruin the story.”
So, I sit here at the computer, completely aware that I cannot brainstorm too much with my fans for fear of ruining the story for them. And people who haven’t read the other books….well, they wouldn’t understand the Lapp family. The good news is that I have a clear picture of what will happen in Valley of Hope. Like my other books, it will be quite different with surprises along the way. The even better news is that my husband is stepping it up at home so that I have more free time to write. He’s eager to read the next installment! 🙂