This week, for the first time in quite a while, I’m taking a break. It’s Thanksgiving week here in the states. My wife isn’t working, nor does my daughter have school. We’re all together, and that’s good.
It’s a good week for family. Outside, it’s cool and wet. Most people are hiding indoors, which means we can go on hikes through some of the natural areas nearby and have the places almost to ourselves. My daughter has recently taken to collecting rocks, and every hike ends with stones in our pockets, it seems.
It’s a good time to slow down and take a breath. A time to look forward to the next year and say our thanks for what we have.
It can’t ever be said enough. Thank you. For every kind email, tweet, or post, I’m grateful. For reading my stories, I thank you. I’m convinced I have the best readers in the world (although my author friends claim they do, too).
I’ve been deep in the editing process for The Gate to Redemption. It’s in other hands now, better hands than mine.
It does have the distinction of being the longest book I’ve written, for whatever that’s worth. Wrapping this trilogy up was a task even I underestimated the magnitude of.
As I wait for the book to return for my final pass, I’ve started writing a new book. I’m only a few chapters in, but I like it.
I hope that wherever you are, this finds you well. Whether or not this is a holiday week for you, I hope you’re safe and healthy.
And thanks, one more time.