Friday, December 10, 2010
Since being back, I've been telling her about my latest novel. She's a great one to bounce off ideas and read the first few chapters just to see if a book has enough hook. She's also kind of partial to historicals and young adult novels too, so she's thrilled I'm working on another one, this time involving an Apache legend that I think is super-cool. I feed her bits and pieces of it when we go for walks every day. When she tells me, "What happens next?" or "Hurry up and give me another chapter!" I know I'm at least going in a positive direction. Mary is also great for pitching book titles. She came up with RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, my second book with Carina Press.
Although I have great critique partners in Phoenix, I always value my sister's input. She's been more helpful and motivating to me than she even realizes.
Okay, I'm getting all choked up as I type this so I'll stop now and get to work on my current WIP because I'm woefully behind and Mary is telling me to quit slacking off and get it in gear. Sisters can be like that.
Do you have someone who's painfully honest with you?