This is the bar at the Wailea Beach Resort and Spa.
We know it well.
We find our muses here.
So that pesky pesky prologue. We have met many authors who use them.
It's just that many beginning writers do them badly.
My first prologue was a mess. It eventually became chapter 1.
And then transformed back into a prologue.
So do not despair. You can have your prologue...and eat it too...
Or is that cake?
I have to wake up at 2 am to do live radio interviews so I can't be sure.
When I walk to class each morning I pass this pool. If I glance over superficially I miss the koi. The water lilies. The fragrant blooms lining the edge. Our homework is to create a scene. Expand it. Make it richer. Deeper.
See the koi.
Smell the jasmine.
Touch the water.
Make something happen.
We read a scene from Bel Canto and learned.
And then we went out to dinner. We sat behind our heroes...Jacquelyn Mitchard and Ann LeClaire.
They are both teachers here at Maui and are working hard.
Very hard...in fact Ann is having trouble keeping her eyes open.
Jackies new book STILL SUMMER and Ann's book THE LAVENDER HOUR are out and at books stores everywhere.
Buy many copies of each...
Along with LOTTERY.
Ann likes dragonflies too.
That is SO cool.