So it’s not only been awhile since I posted anything, I must also confess it’s been awhile since I’ve really written anything.
Okay, so that’s not exactly true. I have made some progress on book six of Jefferson’s Road, but not like I wanted to. The loss of the flash drive in March put me back on my heels, and it took a bit to recover my mojo.
Along with that, I experienced some major life changes – though the good kind this time. One, my two youngest children graduated high school, so my wife and I are on the cusp of the “empty nest” (although two of them haven’t quite left yet.). On top of that, my youngest child went on the mission field in Guatemala with Potter’s Field Ministries. I’m so proud of her.
Then in June, I was promoted at work with a whole host of new responsibilities. This has taken some getting used to. But the best part is that just a week ago, I was able to go to Guatemala for a week and a half long mission’s trip (and see my daughter near the end. Way cool).
While I was there, I determined that I would get to work on The Music of the Spheres, because it’s been lingering for awhile on my to do list, and I really want to get it done. Knowing I was stuck, I decided to download the book onto my kindle so I could re-read it and see where I left off, and then spend some time outlining where the book needed to go. I was able to knock out the outline in a single night, and the next few nights (with nothing else to do after a hard day’s work building houses or distributing clothes), I wrote (in long hand) two and a half chapters! I’m so happy to be writing again. I spent the last few days since returning transcribing the text into my file, and now I’m ready to crank out the rest so the novel is finished. I’m pretty confident it’ll be done in a few weeks at the most.
This Jon Munro Adventure will be a bit longer than the previous two, but I think you’ll like it. At least one beloved character from the first book is back — though I’ll keep it a secret who.
At any rate, I just wanted to let you know the good news. I’m hoping to get a couple of these books done before the end of the year. Ta for now!