|"Big Blue"--1996 RAM truck
Good-bye to "Big Blue" by J.Q. Rose
Big Blue was the one who hauled us and our 32 foot fifth wheel around as we lived full-time in our "condo-on-wheels" for over eight years. Big Blue was the work horse on mission projects with the NOMADS RV'ers group. We loaded up lumber to build decks for my brother-in-law and fix-up jobs.Ted's tools were always at the ready in the tool box in the bed of the truck when he could do handyman jobs for folks. And this is the truck that transported our grandkids to those great family camp-outs.
|Big Blue in the background. Grandsons cooking breakfast on camping trip to Mackinac Island
Much like giving up Big Blue for a new truck, I have the sad but exhilarating feeling of finishing my WIP. This sounds sappy and sentimental too, but this story has become a "friend" and we have been through some fun and difficult places too. I hate to see the fleshing out of the characters and their emotions and motivations come to an end, but thrilled that I finished it. Do you ever feel that way after reading or writing a book? I have to ask--do you ever get attached to your vehicles?
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A lot of fun coming up here on the J.Q. Rose blog this week plus a giveaway!
Tuesday, September 16--Heather Fraser Brainerd invited me to a Character Hop. So much fun to share characters. Click back tomorrow and catch a group of authors talking about the amazing characters who populate their stories. I fill you in on Pastor Christine in my romance/mystery,Coda to Murder.
Thursday, September 18--Katie L. Carroll's Elixir Bound Book Blitz--This YA fantasy is on sale this week for 99 cents AND Katie is giving away a signed copy through Goodreads.
Signed paperback giveaway on Goodreads until September 28: Click Goodreads to enter.
Have a fantastic week!