Back last December, my husband, Ronnie, and I decided to get serious about losing some weight. We kicked around all the diet fads and decided to go with the low carb diet. He had a hard time giving up sweets, while I had trouble giving up bread and chips.
Somehow we persevered and today, even though we still have a ways to go, we’re pretty proud of ourselves. I’m down about six sizes and he has lost even more than I have. We have both set goals and are bound and determined to reach them.
Descriptions of people or places are the hardest part about writing, for me. I hate taking the time to tell if someone is slim or overweight, I want to skip all that and just get to the good stuff, so when I started my very first book, my grand daughter, Olivia was about ten or so and I put her to work. I let her decide who was tall, who was short, who had freckles, what color hair and eyes they had. I even had her figure out some of the occupations and last names of the characters.
Now that she lives in Colorado, I’m having to do all that boring stuff myself. I know some people love a lot of detail, but when I’m reading a book, I generally just scan over those parts, or skip them altogether. I’m trying to do better without her here to help me. My goal is to achieve a happy medium, between no details at all, and way too much information.
I love your feedback. Please, after you read one of my books, let me know what you think. Too much detail? Not enough? Hope to hear from you soon.
New! The Color of Thunder by Elsie Varn Harrell
‘“Another amazing story by Elsie Varn Harrell! What a great reminder of the gift available to all of us – if only we choose to accept it.” V. Green
“If people aren’t touched by this book, they cannot be touched.” J. Brayton
Their adversarial affiliation gives rise to a strained but close relationship that leaves this unlikely duo questioning their individual beliefs. They continue to clash-both learning important truths about themselves and each other. Will the budding reporter realize he may have been wrong in his assumptions or will a scathing expose destroy the church and ruin the pastor’s lifelong ministry?
As the life story of Pastor Thunder unfolds, you’ll laugh, and you’ll cry as you learn exactly what made him the man he is today.
Size: 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page Count: 252 pages
BISAC: Fiction / Thriller / General