Anyway, I wanted to share this opportunity with all our STT friends.
It isn't too soon to think about Christmas shopping. Otherwise, you might find yourself like me, waiting until the week of, and shopping till you drop. That's the theme of my book. Looking for that perfect gift, hoping to touch the heart of the one you love.
You see, this story was a gift to me from God and very unexpected. In October of 2015 I decided to write a Christmas novella and began frantically searching through my research papers for ideas. Almost immediately I found an old manuscript I'd written when I was in middle school. It was yellowed and typed on a manual typewriter. I have no idea how it got there. I'd moved several times and almost everything from my childhood or teen years was long gone. I'd swear I had not seen that manuscript since I'd written it fifty years ago.
But I remembered exactly how I'd come to write it. I'd received my first typewriter the Christmas I'd turned twelve or thirteen, and we were studying O. Henry in Lit Class. I was inspired by the author's gift of irony. This story had that ironic twist he was famous for. Not a swap of foolish gifts by a young couple, but about a poor college girl and her rich fiance. And her desire to give him a gift he was worthy of.
The writing was mushy and not well crafted, but what do you expect of a twelve-year-old? But the story was golden. I considered it a God thing. He'd dropped into my lap exactly what my heart desired. Without my even having to ask for it.
I revised the twenty pages into a novella length book and published it before Christmas.
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