As I try to get back to our “new normal” and reprogram to fit my life now, I have a new perspective on my writing. My mama passed away in January of this year after a long battle with a rare auto immune disease, and the probable brain cancer, and lung cancer associated with it. I explain more about that on a page for that.
To the point, Mama was a champion in her support of my writing since I was young. All through her illness, she would ask me, “Where’s your book?” or “Where are you in your book?” She wanted to know what was happening in the story at that time. Although I didn’t get as far as placing a published copy of my first book in her hands before she stepped into Heaven, I did get to place complete rough drafts to the two novels I have written, and show her a tentative book cover created by my son Jonny Pye, who is my graphic designer. Mama enjoyed reading them and advising me, asking story line questions; some for curiosity and some to provoke ideas or cure for writer’s block. She is the reason there will be three novels in my first series. Daddy, as well as all my family, has been a huge support also, and they have all continued to support Mama’s goal to see me published. He will ask me from time to time where I am in my book. They will never know how much that means to me.
As I and my family members support one another through a new step in our journey of life, I am looking forward to being more faithful to this blog and my writing in general this year. One of the changes about this blog is that it has been incorporated into my new official website. When you put “denimandroses.wordpress.com” in the address bar as in the past you will be redirected to this new website (cindychandlerpye.com). You can just use the later in the address bar to go directly to the website. There are still some photos and information that I need to get caught up, and it will be a process. I look forward to learning as I go how to do a better job of keeping the website up to date. Thank you for being patient with me.
In the meantime, have a wonderful day and tell those you love that you do love them.
Be blessed my friends.