Yes, now I'm sure of it. An antlerless buck. That's how I tend to think of my sons. They are young men now. Finding their way in the wilderness of life. And quite bravely I might add.
But how did they go from this . . . to this, so quickly?
Back to the mainstream book area. I can now confirm with all certainty that there indeed is NOTHING new under the sun. My great "original idea" that I'll be submitting a proposal for in just a few months almost jumped off the shelves at me. My heart sank. Seriously. Who writes fiction about lobsters in Maine? When I read the back copy I discovered that even the heroine had the same last name as mine! Astonished, I informed my mom and husband that the author must have used the same research sources as I to come up with that name. Well, I'm still going forward with my idea since mine is a historical romance and the other is a contemporary novel. But if my book sells and I meet up with the author for a book signing at The Maine Lobster Festival I'll have a claw to pick with her. Jesting, you know. Even so, we had a great time looking at new titles, talking books, oohing and ahhing at the beautiful covers, and maybe even getting a little inspiration.
So that's what's going on in my neck of the woods. How are things where you are?