Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A few things I got right -- I predicted I'd marry a man who was my best friend, graduate from the two colleges I later attended, do some traveling, and be living near my parents. But some of the things like having only girls or receiving two marriage proposals or being involved in theater didn't come true.
And thank goodness.
Thank goodness we don't know every detail of our lives before it happens. Some of our greatest growth and happiness comes from embracing life's surprises. Who knew I'd be the first in my family to have a son? Or that I'd still be living in Utah? Or that I'd finally write a book and then another and another?
Of course we need to have goals and plans and ideas for what we want to do and where we want to be, but we also need flexibility because, thankfully, life is full of surprises.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
What I love about Chuck is that not only does the show have a little bit of everything (action, humor, and romance), but it is brilliant storytelling. Here's why:
- There's a story goal in every episode - something Chuck is trying to accomplish
- There's always opposition to said goal - someone or something blocking Chuck's way
- There's identifiable motivation driving the characters to act the way they do
- There's a subplot that usually mirrors the struggles Chuck is going through in the spy world
- There's always (especially now that we're in Season 4) a major plot twist, typically near the end of the episode and of the nature of "I never saw that coming"
- And finally there's our flawed but likable hero who is put into extraordinary circumstances and we want so much for him to succeed
- Stacy Henrie
- I'm a stay-at-home mom to three kids and an author of inspirational historical romance. I love laughing with my family, reading, interior decorating, and chocolate.
Lady Outlaw, published by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical in 2012, is my first novel.
I am represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC.
No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family's ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.
Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she's fought so hard to save and a future by his side.
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I blog on Wednesdays - about life, motherhood, writing or my recommendations for inspirational romance books.