Waiting for the ‘Hi’ Sign

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I would love to start writing another book, but the weather’s been against me–rain every other day, cold, high winds. Can’t sit outside and write.

But even with good weather, I’m still waiting for whatever the Lord will give me to start a new book. Sometimes it’s a scene: like Gurun in the rowboat in the storm (The Glass Bridge), or King Ryons watching his city catch fire (The Thunder King). Or it might be a title (His Mercy Endureth Forever)–a title is a great start.

A new character? A couple of newbies were introduced in The Wind from Heaven, and now they’ll need a lot of scope to play their parts. Mustn’t overdo it.

The thing is, I just don’t know what He’ll give me to get started. It’s always a surprise. All I know is that I have to wait.

Incidentally, His Mercy Endureth Forever is being printed as we speak, so that should be available very soon. I know, I keep saying that.

This is like waiting for Christmas when you don’t know the date because it’s different every year. No way around it. But I’ll let you know when I finally get the go-ahead.

17 comments on “Waiting for the ‘Hi’ Sign

  1. It amazes me how you can totally immerse yourself in fantasy novel writing, then grasp reality with such perfect insight. I learn so much from you. When I quote you and someone says that’s brilliant, who said that and I say Lee Duigon. What does he do? He writes fantasy novels. Hm…they just can’t see outside the box – lol

    1. PS: And brilliant political articles as well, but I was having too much fun so I didn’t mention that.

    2. It takes imagination to enjoy fantasy. Not everyone has imagination. If it were as “easy at it looks” i’d be writing fantasy novels – who wouldn’t? As it is, who can?

    3. Maybe that’s why it can be a hard sell. Now, if you could promote your series on the radio you’d be able to develop more interest because i’m sure you speak as well as you write.

    4. There are a couple of my radio interviews kicking around in the archives somewhere.

      Fantasy, of course, should be original. It’s supposed to be based on imagination. But most of the fantasies you find out there are anything but. I wish those writers would find some other genre to pick on.

    5. Me too – lol! You’d have to hire a ghost writer because I’d have you on my show as often as possible. Hmm, did I just say the obvious?

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