Those pesky initials and acronyms our society loves to use. They can cause troubles though. One email I had a person end their post with SAHM. Now, I looked at that and wondered what that stood for. I came up with ~ single and hunting men. I emailed her back and told what I thought they stood for. The Stay at Home Mom wasn’t amused.
On another day, one of my fb friends ended her post with YMMV. You just really don’t want to use these things in a group of creative writers. I came up with ~ you make me vomit. Knew that wasn’t right, but ~ Well, the correct meaning was ~ your mileage may vary.
Perhaps you’ve seen HEA referring to a book. HEA stands for happily ever after. Those are the kind of stories I write. While my characters are sure to run into and cause problems, by the end of the book, they and hopefully the reader are happy.
Before I published my first book, Liberty Belle, I let my good friend read it. When she told me she loved it and that it made her happy, well that was all the affirmation I needed.
I love to write stories that readers can enjoy. Besides entertainment, I also want to encourage readers in their faith as well by writing with a Christian worldview in mine. Not preachy, just real. http://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B00L6IUCK8/
Caroline’s Love is the first book in the Mail Order Brides of Hickory Stick series. I think you’ll enjoy this story of fun, faith, and romance. Oh, and it ends happy.
The train pulled out of the station with a cloud of black smoke and a jolt that jerked her head against the metal rail over the green, padded seat. Caroline set her lips in determination to let go of Richmond. She was soon to be a bride. “Mrs. Thomas J. Connors.”
“What?” A sultry voice from the seat across the aisle shook Caroline from her thoughts.
Caroline declined to own up to her oral thinking even though she’d startled her own self by speaking Thomas’ name aloud. To cover her error, she smiled at the woman. “Pardon?”
The stranger brushed a fly from her bright yellow gown, a dress far more suitable to a ball than a railcar. “Were you talking to me?”
Annoyed at the woman for intruding on her thoughts, Caroline tugged on the fashionable hat she’d bought with the last of her savings. “No, I. … Well, I wasn’t.”
The woman pointed at Caroline’s skirt. “I couldn’t help notice you had a packet of letters. … My name is Julia Brooks.”
Caroline fanned the air between them. Even though Julia’s gown was exquisite, the bright red lips against her very white skin placed the woman in a lower class. A painted lady, perhaps? Caroline scooted away from the woman and closer to the window. “I’m Caroline Lovelace. Perhaps you’ve heard of my father, Judge Lovelace.”
Julia smoothed the yellow satin ensconced around her. “Yes, I’ve heard of the good judge … and his demise.”
Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome grown son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him.I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.
Hope you are enjoying the series ~ Mail Order Brides of Hickory Stick. I’ll have a new series this year set in Montana – Solomon’s Valley ~ First book is The Feud.
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