The fifth state on my fabulous writing road trip was VIRGINIA!
My first stop was with the beautiful Maria, her husband Gary, as well as their son and his family (their granddaughter was just awesome). They took me to visit the Norfolk Naval Base. It was my first time being on a real military base and since I write a lot of military and former military characters…I so appreciated the opportunity. Their stories kept me riveted the entire time.
We had great conversations, ate good food, and I loved my time with them.
From there, I drove over to have dinner with Gayle. I was just blown away by how lovely she was and adored her stories about her kids (who need to go into stories).
The third state on my writing road trip was SOUTH CAROLINA!
I stopped for coffee with an old and dear friend named Nic O’Demus…we didn’t get a photo for reasons. I tripped on down the road to spend time with Elizabeth (Lizzy), her husband Jim, and their best friend Chris. They were a riot!
From there, I headed to my darling Cynthia and spent a couple of days talking non-stop with her and her sweetheart of an adult son, Kellen.
Lizzy and ShayneCynthia and ShayneKellen and ShayneJim, Lizzy, Shayne, and Chris
The first state for my writing road trip was FLORIDA! I stayed with some amazing friends in Coral Springs (thank you, Sarah) and mentally prepared for something very different from my usual life.
Then I officially got on the road and visited with Susan, Debra, Monique, and Raechel.
It was a whirlwind few days as I figured out how to do the crazy thing I planned. These women were gentle, kind, and generous with me. They eased me into the craziness and I felt stronger for having taken the leap of faith.
Debra and ShayneMonique and ShayneRaechel and ShayneSusan and ShayneSarah and Shayne
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