Friday, March 14, 2014

Plumb Crazy

Folks, I have been waiting a looooong time for this. My friend, Molly, has a novel coming out in June, so I have some more waiting to do before I can hold this book in my hand. Plumb is funny and heartfelt. And vulnerable. I've been thinking about that ... where the best writing comes from. And it comes from being open and vulnerable.

I hate to admit it, but Plumb Crazy is one of Molly's novels that I've not read in manuscript form. But I did have the pleasure of reading the first few chapters when Molly began it ... and let me tell you, she made me laugh so hard, I snorted my tea. Aside from the small-town Texas girls, there are baby goats and some serious Trekkie fanfic. There's plumbing and electricity (with a boy) but I won't say any more. I hope to whet your appetite.

I remember the folks working at the deli would often look at our critique group (we used to meet at a grocery store) and wonder at our laughter and loudness as we discussed our stories. Oh, how I miss them. I am the writer I am today because of all they've shared.

Molly was a huge part of my life for the most important decade of my life ... when I had my babies, began writing, and got religion. Yup, in that order. She was there for all of it, cheering me on, praying for me. And so I am delighted to give a huge shout out to Molly. Baby, this is just the beginning of your novel publishing career. I am so proud of you, for writing your wonderful stories and never giving up.


Mirka Breen said...

Hits the spot- I need a laugh.

And old friendships? Golden.

Barbara Etlin said...

Sounds great. I'm always looking for funny!

Vijaya said...

Mirka and Barb, Molly doesn't always show her funny side online, but we have shared many belly laughs.