This has been a strange week in terms of my writing and publishing goals. While stay-at-home dad-ing, I’ve had little to no time to actually write much, but that’s not really the issue.
I find myself growing increasingly impatient with my writing and publishing progress. Consider this post my attempt to reset myself. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Trying to be Patient
I’ve discussed before how my friends and family came out in force to support my first novel, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve received some amazing feedback from a family friend, so I wanted to share it:
“I finished your book last night. Very impressive! I can see why you say it was in your mind for years. I came away from it glad that honor, love, and the true meaning of home are achieved…
“I think it possible you already have a sequel centered around Arden. She feels the call. The sad part of the novel is a life lesson about keepers. Even the mighty trees have a spirit that needs a keeper. I had not really thought about that. Humans, animals, yes, there is always one striving for more territory and power.
“We humans say we want peace. Your first novel is not so reassuring we can truly find it outside our own limited personal space.
I am proud of you for achieving this goal. And I am proud of you for building a true home with [Wife] and [Nugget].”
That’s just incredible and basically made my day. This family friend is a very intelligent and insightful woman, so I’m thrilled she was able to pull so much from my book. Thank you!
They are upon this website like the haze that descends upon a blazing, stuffy afternoon. I’m not sure what it is about the middle of summer that makes any productive activity feel like a slog through knee-deep mud. Continue reading The Doldrums of Summer Writing