Saturday, April 02, 2005

Welcome, spring

Yesterday afternoon, the first brave daffodils showed their faces in my front yard. So from now until November (barring tornadoes or horrid ice storms or elephants stomping through the garden) I'll have fresh flowers on my desk.

I'm not sure why, but that helps me write better.


Anonymous said...

Hey Brenda,
is that a picture of you on your desk?

Jaynie R said...

The flowers are nice but my eyes keep going to your lovely journal *sigh*. It's gorgeous.

Brenda Coulter said...

No, Jan, that's not a photo of me. It's a photo of my first book, with me standing beside it. ;-) The picture was taken by Steeple Hill author Mae Nunn at the Harlequin offices (in New York City) somewhere around the end of July 2003. It was my first visit to my editors' offices, and while I was pretty laid back about the whole first-book thing, I was not prepared for the emotion that assailed me when I walked into the reception area at Harlequin Enterprises and saw my little book on display. I almost choked up. The book had been out for a month and I'd even done two booksignings, but for some reason, that moment in the Harlequin offices was when the whole "being published" thing became real to me. Mae was there and had a camera. I don't particularly like the photograph, but I keep it on my desk as a wonderful memento of that day.

Jaynie, people who use fountain pens are always wild for good paper to write on. I wish you could feel how my favorite pen glides across the pages of this journal.

Anonymous said...

cute Brenda, your first book was really good, can't wait for your next to come out, Mae took your picture, too cool, she is a very good author, and she is a sweet person!
there is one thing I don't get is this thing you have for the feel
of the paper in you journal, paper is paper to me! but what do I know.