Jessie shares a story of forgiveness with her mother, Louise.
Pine Street Episode 266: Rewind
Louise reflects on her life when Jessie entered it, and determines to reconnect with her daughter as another autumn is on the horizon.
More love, less hate
My monthly contribution to the Writers Vineyard is less about writing and more about a simple lesson we already know well: More love, less hate. Here's an excerpt: As I listened to news coverage of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, and the investigation and pursuit of suspects that followed, forgiveness wasn’t uppermost in my … Continue reading More love, less hate
MLK Jr on forgiveness
"Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude." Martin Luther King, Junior I wrote 50,000-plus words in the Law of Immediate Forgiveness, and in eleven words the Reverend King said it all. And his life and death show the very real risks of spreading this message, far worse than Amy Moon and … Continue reading MLK Jr on forgiveness
When we forgive: The end of NaNoWriMo 2012
I've posted the ending to The Law of Immediate Forgiveness. My heart is full of gratitude for the chance to channel this story and share it with a few wonderful readers. I hope it will reach a wider audience later in its life. On to more work... and here's a taste of the ending. When … Continue reading When we forgive: The end of NaNoWriMo 2012
Thoughts on ending a novel
A few days before the NaNo month ended, I wrote a meditation on the experience of ending a novel for The Writers' Vineyard, the blog where Champagne authors share thoughts about writing, and life. Here's an excerpt: I know the ending will bring loss; I know it will bring forgiveness. I don't know (yet) which … Continue reading Thoughts on ending a novel
Dog in Peril: The Law of Immediate Forgiveness Continues
The Law of Immediate Forgiveness is updated through November 16's mad/bad writing. Here's an excerpt, a can't resist cliffhanger: Grandpa Marq and Amy Moon are trying to get to South Dakota through a raging snowstorm, in the old Dodge truck, and Licky the dog is in peril... “Amy MOON!” Marq Pilgrim shouted as he fought … Continue reading Dog in Peril: The Law of Immediate Forgiveness Continues
Do grown-ups think time is infinite or something?
Another excerpt from this year's NaNo story, The Law of Immediate Forgiveness. Amy June Pilgrim gets some distressing news from her mother, Lisa Marie. “Your father called, Amy. At least, I think it was him.” Lisa Marie let out a long, slow breath. “I haven’t heard his voice in five years. But it sure sounded … Continue reading Do grown-ups think time is infinite or something?
Amy June’s long night begins…
Here's a teaser from the end of November 2's NaNo-ing. Amy June Pilgrim, age eleven and a half, has decided she is too old to play the weekly hide and seek games that have become a habit with her Grandpa Marq. She looks for him to tell him her decision, but can't find him anywhere. … Continue reading Amy June’s long night begins…
The Law of Immediate Forgiveness – NaNo is on!
Here are the opening paragraphs from this year's NaNoWriMo novel, The Law of Immediate Forgiveness. Read more on the page that will be dedicated to it all month! One Sunday evening, at exactly eight – sixteen pm, Amy June Pilgrim made a decision. It was a decision she’d made at least twenty-three times before, but … Continue reading The Law of Immediate Forgiveness – NaNo is on!