On God and Prayer

“Do you want to hear what I think prayer is all about? Prayer is about a positive mental attitude. Prayer keeps people focused on a positive outcome, but they have to work for success themselves.

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“It’s ridiculous,” she continued, “for people to think that they can sit around, take no responsibility for the direction of their lives, never strive to find a resolution to their problems, then dump the onus on God. Why should God help out people who are reckless or lazy? If people care about their fate enough to pray about it, they ought to be working to do whatever it takes to achieve success.”

– Maria, from Any Day Now

Serious research in L.A.

Hello, world! Karolyn Sherwood (Graham) here. I’ve decided to try my hand at writing a novel and a blog. It’s sure to be a long and winding road, but here goes!

My first attempt at a novel is Any Day Now, the story of a young, single mother who’s very best day turns into her very worst day.

Erica, my protagonist in Any Day Now, spends three days in Los Angeles. There’s only one way to make that authentic. Research! So, I’m off to Venice Beach, Chateau Marmont, Rodeo Drive. Places you have to see to believe, and write about.

It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to do it.