(Jake – Write what’s on your heart, and it’ll be okay!)
It was raining that morning and on the way to the school my car got rear-ended while I was waiting at a traffic light. (It was totaled.) When I arrived at the school, I was shaken up, wet, miserable, and the last thing I wanted to do was teach a class.
(Heidi – Never give up on your dreams either!)
When I invited them to be part of a real-life “brainstorming session” about a nutshell idea I had about writing a historical romance based on research I’d done about the Ohio River in the 1700’s, they participated with enthusiasm and creativity.
(Scarlett – I’ll most definitely let your teacher know!)
Sometimes magic happens when a group of people, young or old, get together. That was what it felt like to me as the students helped me plot my next historical novel. Magic. I forgot all about wrecked cars and insurance issues as we entered into the 1700’s world of Primrose and John (the names they chose for my heroine and hero.) A class period I had worried about having enough material to fill ended up going way over-time as they helped me brainstorm. Their next-period teacher was even gracious enough to allow us to finish.