The Pledge: Back Slidin' on Day Two

IMG00121Well, I woke up today with a small health crisis. Not a big deal, but big enough that it couldn’t wait until I get home, so I spent the morning searching for a clinic where I could be seen and remembering why, although I adore being far away from home on an island,  there’s a lot to be said for being  close to everything familiar.  Anyhow, I found a lovely doctor who fixed me up, but wow today was a real pledge killer. 

Still, it was another beautiful day in Paradise and I had a great walk on the beach, followed by a nap. All of that left me with less writing time than I would have liked, but I managed to fill the snippets with five good pages in which I was surprised by a ten-year-old girl, a cat named Patches and a hidden key. I also turned a character’s seedy apartment into a run down but cute little arts and crafts cottage. Going into those five pages, I had no idea any of that would occur. Writing fction never fails to amaze me, and all I can say is I hope tomorrow’s surprises are only of the fictional variety!


  1. Margo on December 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Oh Diane, I’m sorry about the health issues but hope you’re ok now and resting…5 more pages is excellent considering you had this unexpected event. I’m so intrigued!…an arts and crafts cottage, a hidden key…a girl and her cat…can’t wait to learn more!
    LOVE the shell in lights…love it!
    Take care on the island…don’t push yourself too much.

  2. Elizabeth Brunner on December 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Dear Diane: I’ve just discovered your work and raced through “Before the Storm.” Thank you for such a beautiful novel about love and redemption, with your respectful portrayal of disabilities and strengths. Headed out now to purchase some more of your books. Delighted to see the blog references to many more pages forthcoming. Wishing you full health & thanking you for touching your reader’s hearts. — Elizabeth

  3. Diane Chamberlain on December 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Margo, all is well. I woke up feeling fantastic and energetic this morning!
    Elizabeth, welcome to the blog. I’m so glad you enjoyed Before the Storm and that it touched you in exactly the way I hope it will touch my readers. You may know that Secrets She Left Behind is a sequel and follows the same family. Hope you continue to enjoy my books.

  4. Gina on December 29, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Diane, do we HAVE to wait until June for the new one? Can we have it now please? Pretty please?

    Glad you’re feeling better. *hugs*


  5. brenda on December 29, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I am with Gina. Tell that editor that your “groupies” don’t want to wait until June. Good grief-that’s half the year. (Chuckle)

  6. Diane Chamberlain on December 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    June will be here before you know it! It will come too soon for me, since I have to turn in both a book AND a new proposal by then!

  7. Margo on December 29, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    LOL Gina and Brenda…I’m with you on that one but look at it this way, SUMMERS CHILD will be out in Trade this Spring and we can reread that while waiting for the new one!

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