I know that many of you have been looking, probably daily, for the next post on this site. Apologies, it’s been too long in coming.
Not that I’ve been lazy–far from that . . . I’ve been engrossed in the new story–spending almost three hours a day tweaking characters and plot lines. I’ve had solid, critical, feedback from two very literate and insightful readers–Rich Dinter and JIm Otterbeck–and am incorporating some of their best ideas. I’m liking the richness of the story more and more with each of the many rewrites. I’ll keep at the ‘Doppelganger’ project through the summer and, hopefully, will be able to get the new book to press in the autumn. I might even begin researching novel #8–creative inspirations that I thought has abandoned me are coming back. Book sales are lagging a bit and I’m tempted to perk-up a sales campaign in the next few months. If you have any ideas feel free to let me know.
My time in Florida was wonderful. I got a nice tan, biked nearly 1000 miles, and enjoyed time with family–son-in-law Jim, daughter Erin, and grandson Jack. My son Chris, daughter-in-law Susan, and kids (Braden, Noah, and Madeline) came down for a week’s vacation in March and friend Dick Nierengarten visited in April. On the trip back home I took a different route, going through Missouri and Iowa rather than Illinois and Wisconsin.
Finally, I’d like to apologize for my optimism–the Minnesota Twins are terrible! Maybe even worse than terrible. What’s even worse is that there is nothing in their farm system that can help them. My new prediction is that the Twins will lose 100 games this season. With that, I’ll sign off with the promise to be more diligent about adding posts to this site. God bless!