Well it is the day after Christmas (Happy Boxing Day to my friends up North) in the middle of the U.S. We are left in the cardboard and wrapping paper apocalypse here. We have watched A Christmas Story and A Christmas Carol about 43 times, which is OK as both are wonderful examples of timeless writing. Did you know, Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843, a 170 years ago? It is still relevant today – class struggle, inequality, man’s real purpose…The $7 version is ranked in the top 4,300 at Amazon. Now, that’s a story. I wonder who the royalties go to?
Anyway, as I recover from my carb coma, the one goal I have is to get PoM finished. I am really happy with where it is going. The new characters are fascinating, the existing characters (Julie Peterson included) continue to evolve, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. There is just not enough time in the day. Remember, I don’t have a team of agents, publishers, and editors. I’m just a guy who is doing this in addition to fifty thousand other things.
The good news is I have targeted 1-15-14 for the first half of PoM’s editorial review. That’s a big deal. My editor will see the first half of the book. My thought is she is going to shred it with a razor sharp red pen while smashing it with plot hole asphalt (plot hole asphalt – that is pretty good for this early). So there it is, thanks for hanging in there with me. I think you will really like the next chapter of this tale.