My two oldest children have moved out of the house, so now I find myself with plenty of thinking time while the two youngest are at school. When you’re acquainted with noise, interruptions, irritations and blatant walk-in-your-office-without-knocking visits, and then go to sudden solitary mornings and afternoons, it certainly puts a different spin on not only your work as a writer but your life too.
At first the quiet days were a blessing. I was amazed at the amount of work I was getting done on a daily basis. However, by the second week, the alone time really hit me. Additionally, the weather has been horrible with lots of frigid temperatures, snow and ice, so going out really isn’t an option unless I want to slip, fall and slide to the bottom of the hill we live on, lol.
I guess changes come to you unexpectedly. We can predict something is going to happen, sure, but when it actually does occur, it seems like we were never truly ready for it after all.
Actors, singers, and authors all struggle for the big break, but when it finally arrives, all the daydreaming turns into “Holy sh**! How do I cope with this? What do I do?” The nerves set in, the what-if-I’m-not-good-enough fears strike, but the person forges on regardless, hoping for the best, because unless he just gives up, there’s no other choice but to forge onward.
That’s what we all do whether we’re a normal, everyday person or some sort of celebrity. Whether it’s a career, a crazy day where all goes wrong, the next song to write, the next scene to act or the next book to type out, it’s all part of life and we move on one step at a time, striving for the best.
The trick, I guess, is never rushing and taking that one step to the next and the next with an open mind and a determined heart.
Regardless, Daniel Rivers, the love she left behind, wants Lizzy back. He demands to know why she left town and why she never replied to any of his letters. Lizzy can’t let Daniel know her secret, but she can’t resist his crooked smile and warm, brown eyes either. Sparks fly between the couple, but Lizzy is determined not to make the same mistake with Daniel. However, when Lizzy is kidnapped by one of her mother’s old boyfriends, it puts life in a different perspective for Lizzy and she realizes she must tell Daniel about his son.
Can Lizzy resist the lure of Daniel’s touch, the way her entire body responds to him every time he glances her way? Or will the truth about Daniel’s son tear them apart a second time?