Monday, April 13, 2015

How much information is too much?


We've selected the date. June 11th. Another trip home to work on our house. The last time were were there it was a chilly October. We managed to side almost the entire place.


It was also the time my father-in-law went home to heaven. We spent time with family and our close friends but still we had to finish the job we came home to do.


This time home, we will be working on the electrical. My son-in-law is flying in to help with the project. We are praying our daughter and our grandkids can join him as well. 


So why do I tell you all this about me? It's not to brag what an awesome guy I married who can build me a house. It's not to lament that the building is taking forever. (It seems like that!) It isn't to hopefully bore you to death. (Am I?)

Why I share what I do is to give you a glimpse of who I am so that when you read my books, you will feel as though you know me a little better. I don't know about you, but I like to know something about the authors I read.  

And having said that, I will post my final picture of what I will see when I drove down the road on June 11. 


There is nothing like going home.


How much do you safely share if you are an author? As a reader, what do you like to know about the author whose books you read?

9 comments:

Karen Lange said...

That's a good point. I enjoy knowing a bit about my favorite authors. As a writer, I can imagine too, how much of their lives influences their writing. I am excited that you will get to go work in the house. Looking forward to hearing about your progress. :)

Judy Pencek said...

My mom went home on June 11th. I'm sure she looked at her mansion and said there's no place like home. Can't wait to see you again in June.

Catherine Ensley said...

I love seeing people's homes. I love it when they show how they decorated, or redecorated, the rooms. So, no problem here. Bring it on.

Kenda Turner said...

Your house is really cute :-) Yes, I like knowing more about authors--but, although I'm not a published author yet, I do struggle with how much I want to share on my blog. Family pictures and such. But I'm sure there's a balance there somewhere. Btw, I finished reading The Mulligan. Loved it!

Lynn said...

Wow! The house is a beauty. It is great to get to know you better. I always read the authors bio before I read begin to read his/her book.

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you for sharing your personal life with us. It makes me feel closer to you knowing you have projects just like us. Everyday living...I love it. Beautiful home. I'm excited for you.

Lynda R Young said...

Sharing the real me has always been difficult. Especially in a public forum. So I'm careful, and a little shy, but I get there ;)
Your home is so beautiful.

Susan said...

Hi Terri...
Your home is going to be absolutely lovely.

Like you, I like to know about the author whose book I'm reading. I am careful in writing not to reveal too much about my immediate family since not everyone shares my love of writing, especially on the internet!
Susan

deeps said...

just as much as the author likes to share :)