Finally, I’m back.
After being derailed for over a year since my last writing trip, by my Arizona condo being destroyed in a massive water event, I’m back to finish it.
The day I arrived in this amazing writing space last time, I received word that all of my ceilings were collapsing and water flowing out my front door as well as standing throughout my AZ home. I had not been there for two weeks, so it was estimated the leak behind the upstairs wall had been flowing almost that entire time. Water is fierce!
I had to set aside my writing time as I spent that whole week dealing with flood specialists, insurance companies, friends helping rescue things for me (thank God all of my book records survived- some soggy but not destroyed–see photo below). It was a very stressful time!
Yet, all in all, it worked out for the best. I needed to sell that home but was clinging to it for many reasons. This flood forced the issue and ultimately made it easier for me to sort through, and dispose of a house full of belongings I had accumulated over 18 years.
Spent a year rebuilding the house from across the country, thanks to my amazing husband, dealt with two full Uhauls of contents, and I sold it last summer in an up market.
Seemed to be a never ending ordeal, but it’s all behind me now and now I’m back in beautiful Edmonds, WA to finish about the last third of the book, and follow up with agents who were interested in it before I had to shelve the project temporarily.
This place is my wonderland in every way- peaceful and nurturing–to finally take this Home.
Please stay tuned for updates as I’ve done before as I bring you along with me.
Today, it begins, again.