Karen Hughes wrote a book titled, Ten Minutes From Normal. The title has stuck with me and sums up the way I often feel.
Recently I attended the FaithWriter’s Conference. It was pure joy being a part of this awesome group of writers, as we visited in the hotel lobby or shared meals at nearby restaurants. There were comments about eavesdropping on conversations, or characters running amuck in our heads and we were just warming up, I started feeling I had finally found normal.
I overheard more than one person say the group made them feel normal. Linda Glaz, an agent with Hartline Literary Agency, injected a quote from Patsy Clairmont, “Normal is just a setting on the dryer.” Not sure my dryer even has that setting.
The conference sadly ended and I’m back home, just a few minutes from normal. I look forward to next year and three glorious days of feeling normal—okay maybe still a tad left of normal.