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Sand Castles — and More!


Beach 1

With summer approaching, many of us are dreaming of glorious days at the beach. And why not?  Feast your eyes on this gorgeous “scenery”.


Yes, beautiful ocean waves rippling toward the shore, a brilliantly blue sky…who could ask for more on a hot summer’s day?


Beach 3


Actually, I had a purpose in posting about the beach, specifically about sand castles, but I seem to have gotten a bit distracted! Darn the luck.

Let’s see, I was thinking about whitecaps, the sound of the waves crashing…the haunting sound of sea birds soaring through the heavens.


No, really, I wasn’t thinking about the beach. I was thinking about writing. I was thinking about the creative process. Mostly I was thinking about this fun little quote I found:

I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build sand castles.  – Shannon Hale

Beach 2

Somehow, my mind wandered.  Instead of sand castles, I thought of surfboards. Instead of writing, I found myself doing a bit of day-dreaming.

Dream along with me!




All right, back to reality. Yes, I’m working on the first draft of He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Book 3 in “The Sunset Series”.  It does help to think of shoveling sand into a box, throwing ideas, characters, conflicts, and problems all together. Later, I’ll pour the box out and start shaping it into a sand castle — a story about a young woman whose “observant tendencies” — yes, readers, I’m talking about snoopy little Emily Sue Phillips — lead her into trouble.

For now, I’ll dream a little longer.  Summer is coming, and there’s so much to enjoy!

It will be over all too soon.

But wait!  There’s more!

Mark your calendars NOW for a great End of Summer Giveaway!

Summer Vacation




Author: christinacoleromance

Christina Cole believes in the power of love. She writes romance novels with characters you'll care about and remember long after the end of the story.

2 thoughts on “Sand Castles — and More!

  1. Love your analogy and the visual. 🙂 Happy creating!

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