a guest post at Windrose Magazine
I love writing for my friend Ally at Windrose Magazine, and this post is a special one. Part love story, part practical advice–just picture me pulling up a chair with you at a coffee shop (I’ll have an iced chai, probably) to tell you my story & encourage you to write your story as well, and the stage is set.
Here’s an exerpt:
I remember the day my now-husband and I told my parents of our intentions to get married. We were driving around Pigeon Forge and Cades Cove in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, looking for wildlife, and enjoying the cooler air with the windows down. Chris held my hand as I got so nervous, even steadying me in the middle of an antique store, so that we could tell my parents the news and make sure we had their blessing as we planned our life together.
After we told them, I held Chris’ hand tighter and we all talked about weddings and marriage and life. Out of the blue, my dad asked me:
“Are you still planning on writing a book?”
Chris answered before I did: “I’m not going to let her not write the book.”