Finally Friday is here! For the past sixteen years I’ve been plagued with a lot of colon problems which have increased in the last month. Tuesday was my regular colonoscopy. Everything looked good, for that I am blessed. I’ve had a harder time getting the anesthesia out of my system this time. I’m still pretty sleepy, but that will go away in another day or two.
Tomorrow our oldest grandchild graduates fro Lipscomb University in Nashville. She received a music scholarship. It’s been great to watch her perform and grow into an adult. She’s always been a sweet patient child. Her desire is to teach middle school chorus. I’m so proud of her for her decision because she loves children. She’s had challenges through the years, but has been graceful through everything. She’s a great young woman, and we’ll be so proud to watch her walk down the aisle and get her diploma. Proud Grandma here.
This week I’ve tried to work more on my book. Why is scheduling such a problem? If I can write 1,000 words or more a day, I will make it through in good time. I will be late for my target date to finish, but I’ll be close. Nothin’ Shady Every Happens in Shady Valley is set in the community, Shady Valley, Tennessee, where my husband was raised. One brother and several nieces and nephews still live there. It’s the most beautiful area in the world. We went back a few years in time when we were there last year. This time we’ll bring cash instead of credit cards. Also, I’m content to have no internet. The beauty of the area, and the peacefulness of the place will offset not being able to access what we are used to.
Now that I’ve introduced you to the area, can you imagine a wealthy businesswoman inheriting her grandmother’s family farm? This lady runs a multi-million dollar business. A healthy living business. Get the idea? Then when she drives up to the farm, she finds a dead body on the property. Plus, she gets motion sickness crossing the mountain. Then the deputy who comes to investigate the murder thinks she’s guilty of the crime and drug trafficing because the murdered man is from the same town she is from, Miami, FL. Did I say the deputy is so skinny his gun belt won’t stay up? Okay, that’s enough. I’m having so much fun writing this book. I would never want to hurt the wonderful people of Shady Valley. They are the best. But it can be a nice culture shock when you realize what we are used to.
This book is very dear to me. Shady Valley has a beautiful elementary school that is dwindling in attendance. The community has supported the school for years and kept the beautiful building alive. I’d like to help by giving part of the proceeds of this book to the school for the upkeep. My husband and son attended there. It means a lot to me. The book should release in October, 2018. We’ll be in Shady Valley at the Cranberry Festival to kick the book off. Come visit us if you can.