I am very happy to say that the draft of my next book, On The Run In College Park, is finished. Of course, significant revision is necessary, and ongoing. But I think I'll have the manuscript to the publisher by late Fall. Revision is unpleasant work for many authors. But I enjoy it. And I gladly receive suggestions to make my books better. So this is happy work for me.
Writing can go quickly if there's nothing else in life to do. But unless I resign from my family, there are graduations, weddings, reunions, vacations, holidays, and all that stuff, and it all slows down the writing process. But I persevere. I just attended the high school graduation of my youngest grandson in Colorado, and in late June I'll be attending the wedding of a nephew in Pennsylvania and visiting friends in Connecticut. Then my oldest son will be arriving from Albania, where he serves as a regiional director of Campus Crusade for Christ for much of the Balkans. And, of course, there's golf (A man must do something to get himself out of the house and into the fellowship of other guys from time to time). As meaningful and delightful as all these things are, they interfere with writing, revising, marketing, and selling. So I'm behind schedule.
But I'll get there. The draft is finished, I have a contract, and I think the book is a good story. So stay tuned.