I’m hopeful with Spring having arrived just the other day, we will be free from snowy and cold weather. It hasn’t felt like Spring yet. Since “Love Will Lead You Back” was posted, I’ve not been idle. I’ve been working on two stories which are part of an overall series that I’ll be posting soon. I have one story completed which is being edited now, and another about half finished.
Both of these new stories are part of a theme surrounding Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. There is bleed over of characters between the stories, but the stories will remain standalone. All of my personal favorite haunts are included in the stories, which I believe leads to more realistic scenes and settings. Here’s a clue why: it certainly makes it easier to write when you’ve been there done that. Not that I surf, break down doors, or temporarily disable surveillance cameras at resorts for nefarious purposes.
I have two other stories in my archives, that when I reread them fit nicely into the Beach theme. The title for the new Series is “South Lumina Avenue.” Anyone that has been to Wrightsville Beach, has more than likely been on both North and South Lumina Avenue. They each have their own set of residents, and vibe. I hope to try and capture the ambiance and subtle differences in each. Let’s take a walk on the beach. There is no telling what kinds of characters we’ll find living or renting these glorious beach homes. We’ll surely discover secrets even they didn’t know, and they live there.
Each of the stories will be titled by a number and sub-title. The number corresponds to the address of the house where the people in the story live. The sub-title is one or two words that identify the topic, action or outcome of the story. It’s similar to Debbie Macomber’s naming convention for her Cedar Cove Series. The difference is that all my stories take place on the same street, whereas Debbie’s name different streets within her Cedar Cove community. If it’s good enough for Debbie Macomber and her Cedar Cove series, it’s good enough for me.
The web-site is functional, but not very zippy or flashy. I think it needs more zip and flash, but since I’m not a particularly zippy or flashy person, I may need to wait until Simon and Schuster picks up my contract.
I want to wish everyone a Happy Spring! Get out there and start planting and mowing.
Cheers! Thanks for reading