Thursday, October 09, 2014
Thursday Thoughts with BA Tortuga
Living the Dream
Okay, so I have to admit it.
I have my dream.
I write for a living. I live in the mountains. I have hot and cold running coffee. I have family that adores me, basset hounds of joy, the best best friend in the whole world.
I’m not actually talking about any of those things.
Julia Talbot made my dreams come true on June 15 of this year.
We stood up in front of our church and I sang a Tim McGraw song to her. ("The Cowboy in Me". Carole, our minister, cracked up at the line “there’s not a line you’ve drawn I haven’t crossed” and said, “that’s perfect!” She knows my stubborn cowboy ass well. ;D). We danced together to “Heaven” by Bryan Adams (J’s favorite song) and we said “I will” instead of “I do”.
Then Carole pronounced us wife and wife and somehow it wasn’t silly or awkward at all. It was true.
There was much laughing and crying and two middle aged broads in flip flops and rainbow shrugs.
There were crazy impetuous hugging and total joy.
I’m serious. It was casual and silly and goofy and possibly the best day in the history of days.
We’ve been a couple for 11 years and, I’ll be honest, I thought June 15, that signing the marriage license and standing up in front of God and the community would just be a formality.
Yeah, so much for that. snorts
It changed my whole life and fulfilled something that I didn’t know I needed to dream about.
Say Something is a book like this, a book about dreaming and finding things that you need to need to learn to dream about. It’s about being broken to the core and figuring out how to dream again.
Say Something is releasing September 29, 2014 from Dreamspinner Press and I’m proud enough to bust.
Jenson has loved Mike his whole life, but he has never known how to tell Mike how he feels. After high school Mike leaves for college and his Hollywood dream, while cowboy Jenson stays behind in their small East Texas hometown. Neither man knows what to say to go beyond friendship, even though they come together through all of the best and worst times of their lives. The most amazing moments keep bringing them back together, but through huge love and terrible loss, sickness and health, their timing never seems right to take their relationship to the next level. When the universe gives them one final chance, Jenson must overcome his fear and say the most important something before it's too late.
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