Well, I’ve been locked away writing my fingers to the bone! Almost everything for my book has been done, and I’m just in a stage of rewriting and polishing up some new things. It’s actually fascinating to learn how this is all put together. My publisher told me my book will be paperback, and at first, I was not happy about it. But he assured me it was standard for first books these days, then, I looked on my shelf and saw Fannie Flagg’s first book, which is probably one of my all-time favorites, “Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man.” and it was in paperback. So . . . I’ll live with it. Also in paperback? The Bible. I’ll be okay.
Anyway, I’ve been so busy, and didn’t get to teach Vacation Bible School this year, so I’m sad about that. I’ll go up to the church on the last day to see my son’s video he made. The kids love him and he has a great time, and there are worse places for your teenager to be than helping with Bible School!
My story in this week’s paper at AL.com is an older one I freshened up, which they don’t mind. Their readers are all over the state, and only my readers here on my blog have seen it before about three years ago. It’s about one of the biggest differences that drives me crazy about newcomers to the South. They say, “Hey, let’s barbecue,” but they mean COOK-OUT or GRILL. While I was working on this story, I was, of course, craving REAL Southern BBQ, so I ate at Moe’s in Daphne a few times. It’s delicious, authentic, slow-smoked good stuff.
You can read the BBQ story HERE.
Okay. Time to get back to work.
Happy summer weekend to all of you!