Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The game...journey...road...life...of a writer. Who isn't *just* a writer.


So, in the last few years, I've completed two manuscripts, also known as "books".
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And yes, I call what I've got filed in my laptop books because well, it's easier. 


Until then, I'm in that season right now known as waiting.

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Most days, like today, I'm content to wait on God and my agent to sort things through.
Other days, I am not.
But, one thing I'm learning in all this, is patience. 
Oh, and balance.

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Why balance? 
Because I have a busy life, and while I'm blessed to have it, it is still busy.
Although, until I took up writing, let's just say it was less busy.


So, what do we call this? That existance in which a whole lot of juggling is going on.
Well, one could use the analogy of a long journey, or a game, or a road, or a life...but, really, the best one for me is adventure.


The kind where you stare down your adversary and win, but not til you've flown through a whirlwind.


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For the record, *I* don't hate snakes.
Bugs, yes. But not snakes.

So, whilst listening to my iPod as I refinish an Empire mahogany dining set, I'm doing a few things at once. Let's face it, sanding isn't brain surgery. So while I graduate from 100 grit to 220, I'm also pondering the storyline for Book Three.


and Book Two http://talesfromtheredhead.blogspot.ca/2015/06/so-then-what-happened.html, we meet Tsi'tnaginnie and his younger brother Natanii.

But in Book Three, we meet Rose. She introduces herself to the family by stealing a horse. A hanging crime, in 1894.
That might not go over well. Not at all.

AND???

While all this is keeping me hopping, I'm also prepping my website for a launch at the end of November.

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I'm totally nervous and excited! 
But for now, I need to go do laundry.

And figure out how to act like a grown up.

Or at least fake it.





6 comments:

  1. I wish I had these in my hands TODAY! I need an escape from the land of interviews and negative feedback. I'm definitely thinking it's time to become a part time supply teacher, full time author. You inspire me, my friend!

    By the way, am I mistaken, of was Book Two born of that first manuscript I read nearly four years ago?

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    1. Thank you!! And yes, Book Two is the evolution of that manuscript. Which you need to burn.

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    2. I only had it electronically, so no burning required. But the Kobo it was on died, so I guess pretty much the same thing 😉.

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  2. I still have it. It might be worth millions some day. �� I am honoured to have the rough draft of the book. It may not look anything like the final, but it was the baby that started it all.

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    1. Ohhhhh, goodie!!
      Burn it whenever you want!!

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  3. That waiting is so hard, but it will be so worth it, and I'll be rejoicing with you when the time arrives. :)

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