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It's the Small Things...

I was looking for a place I could go that would be free of distraction so I could focus on finishing my book. I asked for ideas and one that was mentioned more than once was the library. So I went and asked our local library if they have a place that I could use to write. Turns out they have a 'Quiet" room! What!?

This is what it looks like. A small room with a built in desk along the back wall, a very comfortable chair and some sort of fabric on the wall which works great for my sticky notes. Well, mostly...

As you see, I have all the comforts I need to get the job done. Water, Peanut M&M's and what's left of a sandwich I made to bring. Today was my third day and I've already signed up for two days next week. So far, I've spent 3-5 hours each day.

Now, it is in the children's area...yeah...but I have my earbuds and they've worked great so it hasn't been a problem.

Today, there was no one else down there. I was busy typing away when I heard something knocking behind me. I turned around (did I mention that the wall behind me is all glass?) and there stood a girl, around 8 or 9 yrs old. I asked if I could help her. She was looking for someone who worked there to help her. I wondered if she was there alone so I open the door just as her grandma comes around the corner. As I'm explaining to the grandma that she would have to go upstairs to find the librarian, the little girl was looking around me into the room.

She asked me what I was doing. I told her I was writing. Her eyes got big and she asked me if I was an Author. I smiled and told her yes. As I went back into my room, I overhear her in the next room saying "I can't believe I met a real Author!'

I smiled to myself as I sit back down and begin writing again with a renewed energy.

It's amazing how a small encounter can lift your day.

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Wanted to let you now that I have read Lost Without you and I loved it. I can not wait to read your new book, which I just ordered.

I love that you are an author from Michigan because I truly try to support Michigan authors. It makes it easy when you write the way you do. Keep up the great work!

Cindy Beals
Cindy Beals
Sep 09, 2023
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Thank you so much, Rita! I like hearing from people who have read my books. It is an encouragement to me. I hope you enjoy Whisper Valley!

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