|Just to clarify, I'm running from the alligators. Not cheering for them.|
|Spending time with a good friend at the swamp. I think she's torturing me/helping me overcome my fears here.|
|This is as close as I would get. My heart was pounding like crazy. I like all of my limbs and did not want to lose any of them.|
|I just had to add this picture for contrast with mine. |
This is my good friend (who was not afraid to touch the alligator)
and one of my first readers for my manuscripts.
I was in Louisiana! My wonderful husband got me plane tickets for Christmas to go visit my old roommate from BYU. These pictures are all from the swamp tour that my friend and I went on one of the days we were there. Don't be surprised if a little jaunt into New Orleans happens in my next book.
And can I tell you how much I love airplanes? Not so much the airport, or being really high above everything (or the fact that after I told my four year old I was going on a plane he said, "Oh, no. That's bad. Planes go really, really high... then they CRASH!" This was complete with hand motions and sound effects.) What I love is meeting new people. I love talking to people on airplanes and finding out about their lives. And these people are stuck next to me for hours, so they have to talk to me at some point, right? I met some great, great people--some who might wind up with cameos in a book in the future. So much fun.
Sickness has hit the Baldwin house with a vengeance as well. I guess that's just how it is with little kids. They bring everything home from school.
Then today, amidst all of the throw up and crying and messy house, I got this in the mail:
this blog a few weeks ago, and I am really excited to read it. I'll let you know what I think.
I love getting books in the mail. It is probably my favorite kind of package to get.