Girls Write Out
Thursday, February 07, 2013
I remember, back in the day, when Colleen and I read everything the other wrote.  Nowadays, our schedules have really filled up -- and there is so much more to writing than the actual writing.  That kind of bums me out.  I miss the days when writing was simply writing and editing for each other.  Life was so simple then.

As we are struggling to coordinate four schedules for the third Smitten, it's been almost comical how difficult it is for the four of us to work out timing.  Colleen is off to Cambodia on a mission trip.  Diann should be getting out of the hospital today.  (WOOOHOOO!) Denise has bronchitis. (Boo!) and I'm jugging four kids with crazy hours of their own.

While it's more difficult, I am so grateful to have these friends to call upon for brainstorming help.  I notice how much stronger our ideas become when we bounce them off of each other.  I miss the simple life -- but without those old days and the connection, we wouldn't be able to accomplish what we must in a fraction of the time.  And that's a good thing.

So if you're in that stage where it feels like nothing is happening in publishing.  Enjoy that stage.  You're building relationship -- working on your craft and that's a beautiful thing.  One day you might look back at the struggles warmly.  Trust me on that.  : )

posted at 12:35 PM  
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At 9:08 PM, Blogger jel said...

woohoo about Diann,

boo hiss that Denise has bronchitis
( has she ben try to ride them Bronchs again) ? :)

and Kristin, you are very good if ya can jugg 4 kids at one time!
that is thing i have never ben able to do! :)

At 1:50 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I didn't say I did it well Jel. LOL

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Candice Sue Patterson said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Kristin! Great news about Diann. Hope you feel better soon, Denise!!

At 2:38 PM, Blogger jel said...

Kristin, I'm glad ya got the humor, in what i said! :)

hope Denise did too.

and hope she is feeling better! :)

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Cyndi said...

I say "ditto" to the others' comments! :)

Also, this may sound like a stupid question but in the pic, is that Cheryl on the right end??? If it is, she looks quite a bit different!

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Cyndi said...

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At 10:30 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks, Jel! Still fighting the bronchitis--this is my first time with it.

Cyndi, that's not Cheryl but our agent, Karen Solem. :)

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks, Jel! Still fighting the bronchitis--this is my first time with it.

Cyndi, that's not Cheryl but our agent, Karen Solem. :)

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Cyndi said...

Thanks, Denise! Even with a new hairstyle, I just couldn't make that be Cheryl. :)

Hope the bronchitis is better... you don't want it to go into pneumonia! My daughter has a tendency that way if we don't get to treating it soon enough. :-/


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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