Monday I began book 6 of the Beck Family Saga. So far there is no title. Maybe I should run a contest … hmmm.
Anyway, my inspiration for the opening was an agile woman I saw climbing what to me looked like the sheer face of a cliff. I mean what did she have to hold onto?
“There. Gary chalked her hand, gave the signal, and shifted her weight to accommodate the move. Bringing her knee almost to her shoulder, she placed her foot on the ledge she’d already spotted, and propelled herself up to the handhold. Another twenty feet and she’d reach her goal, a flat-topped ridge with views encompassing miles of Utah geography, including the famed Zion National Park.”
Rock climbing is something that tantalizes. I think, “Wow, that looks awesome.” Then I look at my body and add, “for someone else.” Writing allows me to live vicariously through my characters. It’s a great feeling to be reaching along with Gary for the next handhold without having to leave my RV. The closest I’ve ever been is a ten-foot “rock climbing wall” inside one of the rooms of the Outside Inn in Nevada City, CA.
There are months to go before the release of this book. In the meantime, did you know you can get a copy of book 5 today? Click here to learn about Crossroads: The Path Home.