Patience. What lessons I have learned on this subject over time. Right now, I’m working to get all the glitches out of my new web-site. Each time I think it’s right, we find something else. When I do launch it, and it should be soon, please don’t hesitate to point out the obvious things we have missed. I’m sure there will be some. I’m working with an awesome crew of talented web-designers at Beyond Blue media. They have been so kind considering my Un-techy abilities.
I wish I had known then what I know now when my first novel “Wait Here, Wait There” was published. It needed so much more editing. However, I have read other famous writer’s first books and found the same thing. We all learn by doing. We all get better (or change jobs). We all grow in our craft. The biggest difference now is knowing I must rely on myself to be patient and not jump before I am sure the book, the web-site, and the newsletter are ready. I must also step out of my reclusive self and present this book to the world. Hard to do! My hermit-like self wants to write, play with the grandkids and hike the country’s parks – or kayak some quiet lake in the wilderness. No no no.
Rhyaden is a middle grade novel that takes place in a land of talking trees and the world’s last dragon mentoring a young man to lead his kingdom in their fight for freedom. Good friendship and loyalty are key elements, but also the young people in the story learn the consequences of their actions. Truly a good read. I hope you all enjoy it. In the meantime, I’m back to working on my mainstream novel, Compass Point, a story that has some of my father’s true-life investigations woven in. He was a first class investigator (Special Agent) for the FBI, an avid hunter and fisherman in his earlier years, and a rock-hound in his later years.