It is finished after almost two years of work, with many changes—some of them drastic, others simply disappointing—along the way.
As always with a big new project, the day of reckoning comes at last.
An escape, a refuge, to write my next two books seemed not a luxury but a necessity…
What is priceless about the enclave on Apache Mesa is that it is not only us newcomers who have found little pockets of paradise there; the people who have lived there for decades are still in place.
At last I’ve found a house that fits me perfectly. I call it (with a bow to Laura Ingalls Wilder) The Little House on the Prairie.
We must find a way—we women who must claim our wild.