A Road Trip in Anna’s World

As I sit here on this Sunday evening anticipating the week ahead, I’ve decided that I am excited. We’re going to take a few days and visit Branson, MO again before we head back to the hospital for more treatments for my husband.
Vacations have been scarce the past few years for us and with fall being my favorite time of the year for a scenic road trip, this will be a much needed relaxation for both of us.
Maybe I’ll get a new inspiration for another book while we’re there. Once I’d finished my first book, I worried that there would be no more. That particular story had been in the making for years and once it was finished, I wondered how in the world I would ever come up with any more. So far that’s not been a problem. My mind is going all the time, coming up with new ideas. The problem seems to be finding the time to put all those stories to paper.
I have so many books planned, but with very limited time available in my schedule to write them, I try and make the most of the time I have. People say I’m focused and they are amazed at the amount of writing I can do in one sitting. Believe me, if I had more time, there would be a lot more being written.
I’ve set some pretty high goals for myself and at times I wonder if I’m being unrealistic. But the more authors I come into contact with, I find that I am no different than any of them. Writing is an obsession for all of us, it seems. Once the voices in my head take over, they don’t shut up until I’ve done them the honor of putting their words to paper.
I’ve been amazed at the support I’ve gotten from those who know me. It’s been overwhelming, to say the least. Once the news that I’d finally succeeded in signing that first all important publishing contract began to spread, the emails and messages from friends and family has been heartwarming. And when other contracts soon followed, I think everyone was just in total shock at the awesomeness of it all, most of all…me.
Those closest to me have known for a long time that this is and always has been my dream. Will I be another Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts? Most likely not, but just to know that people will be reading my books and hopefully enjoying them enough to buy the next one has to be the greatest feeling in the world. I hope that once you’ve read one, you’ll look forward to my next release every time.
The enthusiasm and anticipation as family, friends, and co-workers anxiously await the releases never ceases to amaze me. Thank you all for the endless encouragement. I hope that I will never disappoint you.
As long as the voices in my head keep coming up with new ideas, I’ll keep coming up with new stories for you.
Until next week, I hope you all have the best week ever and I’ll be thinking of you as I’m relaxing in the Ozarks.

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