It was such a well-deserved award for a book I loved.
She worked on this book for years and years – I believe she said 20-years in one interview.
Amanda Dykes, another Christy Award winner also worked on her book, Whose Waves These Are for about eight years.
After listening to an interview with these women, I started to think, “Should I be working on my books for years and years and years, polishing them and using beautiful, detailed descriptions and literary writing like these ladies did? Maybe I’d be a more accomplished writer and person if I did. “
Maybe, I thought.
Probably, I thought.
My books would probably be better, I thought.
But then I thought: There is a place for every type of book. Readers love deep, thoughtful, densely written books, but they also enjoy lighter reads that aren’t as deep. Or at least I do. There are seasons in my life when I need something lighter. There are seasons in my life when I can handle something deeper. Ebs and flows. So there needs to be writers who can offer light and there needs to be authors who can offer deep.
Of course, there are those authors who offer a mix of both, which I feel Robin does very well.
Will my books change anyone’s life?
Maybe, but probably not. Will they offer a distraction when they need it the most?
Yeah, I hope so.
Sometimes something light that takes our mind off of things is just as welcome as something that leaves an imprint on our soul.