I Miss My Book!

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It’s written, it’s typed and sent to the editor, and now the cold weather closes in and if I hadn’t finished by now, I’d be out of luck: yes, The Wind from Heaven is all done. And I’ve also written the cover blurb for His Mercy Endureth Forever, and Kirk has come up with dynamite cover artwork for it–

Now what do I do?

Yeesh! No more Bell Mountain, no more Jack and Ellayne and Martis, no more Gallgoid hatching plots in Obann City–what am I supposed to do with myself for the next six months? Just cover nooze?

Thing is, I work on a book so intently–especially when the weather won’t play ball and I’ve got to get it done in four and a half months instead of six–that to finally finish it leaves me gasping for breath. And a sense of loss!

I wonder what Violet Crepuscular would do.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

12 responses to “I Miss My Book!

  • Phoebe

    Maybe the good Lord wants you just to rest with him for a while. 😉

    Speaking of resting (or not being able to), may I ask some prayers, please? I’ve been quite ill for the past few days, and although I thought this morning that the antibiotics were working and I was starting to recover, my temperature has begun climbing again. They’re not even sure what this is, although they’ve hazarded a guess — I mean a tentative diagnosis. There may be more tests to come. Meanwhile, I feel ghastly. I’d appreciate prayers. Thank you and God bless you all.

    • leeduigon

      Right away, Phoebe; and you’re already in my own daily prayers.

      • Phoebe

        Thank you, Lee. And you can tell I’m feverish and not quite myself by the way I used a free-floating “they” that seemed to say the antibiotics were hazarding the guess/diagnosis. I suppose I’ll be drummed out of the Retired English Professor Corps now. (Well, at least I can still make jokes.)

  • weavingword

    Congratulations! I wish I could write so fast! 🙂 I suppose you could always start planning out the next book in your head and take down notes while you’re waiting. When spring comes you’ll be ready to go.

  • Lydia Potter

    My mom was wondering if your 13th Bell Mountain book will be the last in the series or is more coming after #13?

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