In the Heart of Winter

Two months from today Trinity will hit the shelves. If you haven’t had a chance, I would recommend checking out Genesis before that happens. The books are fairly stand-alone, but the first book gives some backstory on the main characters. My goal is to write a separate adventure with each new book that doesn’t completely rely on the books before.

Currently, I have around 125 pages of the third book cranked out. I say cranked out, but to be honest, this book has been the toughest to get started. Some of that is the great swirl of ideas dancing through my imagination. Another part is the world climate at the moment, and I’m not talking about winter in my neck of the woods. The great upheaval touches us all. For me it’s tough to get too deep into my imagination when there are three kids packed into my little study.

I love them. Today they are playing Unstable Unicorns and laughing together. But when that is crammed into my desk-dominated 5×10 office, my imagination get a little cramped.

Such is the beauty of remote learning.

Parents become proctors.

Luckily today is a snow day. That means I can take the kids out in a little bit and have a snowball fight with them. In a year or two many of us will look back and miss the times we had with our kids that life refuses to afford us on a daily basis.

Perhaps slow creation is a price to pay for memories.

Or maybe having the world lock down and existing inside a house where there isn’t much reason to leave is akin to being on a spaceship for weeks at a time where taking a walk outside is a little inhospitable.

The key is to keep moving forward. A page a day is still progress.

In slightly different news, I am looking at a couple Cons. I’m hoping they don’t cancel, but as of right now they are on. One is is West Lebanon, NH and the other is Virginia Beach, VA. If things work out I’ll hit at least one of them with my new book in tow. I will keep you posted as we get closer to the dates and perhaps I’ll see you there.

In the meantime, keep on reading, keep on chugging hot cocoa, and keep on flying the Black.

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