The Last Day


It was an amazing week, full of brainstorming and writing and games and friendship.
Two days ago, we were down to just Sarah, Bren and myself, seen here with a couple o’ pirates at a restaurant. Arggh.


Yesterday, we were down to just Bren and myself–and we’re both nightowls. We stayed up till nearly 3:30 talking about our works-in-progress and life in general. I hated to leave the beautiful cottage, but I was very glad to get home to John and the pups. Spring really arrived in Raleigh while I was gone! The azaleas are amazing and the trees are turning green. I may no longer have the ocean outside my window, but my neighborhood is equally as stunning.
I got a good start on the proposal for my next book, although it is SO different, it’s going to be a challenge to think through. Tomorrow, I have to dive immediately into revisions on After the Storm, but I hope to carve out a little time each day to at least think about the proposal.
Sometime this week, I’ll blog about the progress on the book trailer. It’s going to be so cool, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with all of you. Very soon!


  1. Margo on April 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Welcome back Diane and thx for keeping us updated while at the beach. Only 2 more months to read BEFORE THE STORM! Meanwhile, I am very excited to hear about your new proposal. I can’t help but wonder if this is the same idea that came to you in a dream many months ago.

  2. Brenda on April 16, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I am intrigued…the new proposal…

  3. Ann on April 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I am looking forward to reading Before the Storm and now am anxious to hear about the new proposal. PLEASE tell us more as soon as you have the time.

  4. Diane Chamberlain on April 16, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    The new proposal won’t be finished for a long time, most likely months. Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to the publication of Before the Storm and in January, After the Storm. I’m on a treadmill. More like a roller coaster, actually.
    I have so many things I want to blog about right now–the revisions, the new website in progress, the book trailer, promotion etc. I’ll get to it all soon.
    And Margo, I hate to admit this, but I don’t remember my dream! Was it a good one?

  5. Gina on April 17, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend Diane! I’m so excited about the new book too. Counting down the days on my calendar.

  6. Margo on April 17, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Oh Diane, it was a FABULOUS dream! You blogged about it a long time ago but would not share details. You said it was SO vivid and was ‘precious’ and your thoughts at the time were to use it for your next book! As you can see, I have an excellent memory and I can even remember some of the words you used at the time such as ‘precious’. (-:

  7. Diane Chamberlain on April 17, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Oh no, this is so pathetic that you remember my dream better than I do. I have no idea if this book-to-be was based on the dream or not. Precious? Really? I’ll have to dig back through the old posts.

  8. Margo on April 18, 2008 at 8:16 am

    LOL! Diane, I actually have friends ask me if they’ve read certain books before because they can’t remember! It probably doesn’t matter if it was from your dream, but I hope it was because you were so excited about it. (-:

  9. Brenda on April 19, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Margo, I have just finished rereading several of Nancy Thayer’s books-Nantucket setting…have you read them??? Are you returning to N. this year????

  10. Margo on April 21, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Brenda, I’ve read all Nancy Thayer’s books and love the Nantucket settings! I was originally planning on returning to Nantucket this year with my friend Laura but due to a death in our family I’ve decided to skip it. Nantucket will be there next year and not only are we involved with helping my mother, I’m also preparing to go into several art shows this summer and finishing up a huge commission. I AM painting more scenes of Nantucket and just sent another 1 to my frame guy so at least Nantucket is in my heart this year. Have you read Elin Hilderbrand before? She lives in Nantucket too & writes about the area.

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