The Long Drive: Part Four

Day Four of driving was uneventful. Three tired adults and one little one who now loves Minnie Mouse more than is reasonable for any adult to cope with. Dinner was take-out Chinese food, the best I could think of when we got home. Kansas and eastern Colorado are pretty easy to drive across. There isn’t anything spectacular or otherwise interesting to draw your attention away from the road.

The next three days were filled with unloading, painting, and adjusting where things should go for the big kids. The little one and I stayed at my house, decompressing, swimming in the little plastic pool, and trying to get our land legs again. Since then, they have been busy, busy, busy and have made stunning progress. I’ve caught back up on yard work, and finished the latest draft of my YA. Moving on to other projects.

If you are a gamer and headed to Gen Con in Indianapolis on the 17th of August, check out the Netherhavyn Game Works’ booth. Their game, “Of War And Men” will be debuting and they will be game testing, so stop by and have a go at it. It is a World War II card based Squad-level combat game, totally authentic in representation of military tactics, uniforms, weapons, strategies, etc. FUN! Netherhavyn is a local, Colorado based company. Check out their web-site or Face Book for more information.

After writing an 85,000 word novel, you wouldn’t think it would be such a struggle to write a one-page synopsis of it, but let me tell you, I am struggling. Boiling down the salient facts is hard enough, but making it sound interesting is incredibly difficult. After I accomplish the synopsis, I have to begin the query process, and that is just as challenging, if not more so. But what would life be without its challenges? Boring, I suppose, and we wouldn’t want that.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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