If you are reading this, you must either be pretty bored or have fallen off the flat part of the interwebs! As the title implies, I wanted to write a quick blog post to update you to the status of my first book. I have written part one, for a grand total of 23,244 words, and it is currently in the editing phase. The second section is still in progress, though it is currently 29,205 words. I have about two and a half scenes left to write, so I still see it being done before the year ends. I recognize the disparity between the lengths of the two parts, and upon further consideration think that the last 3,000 words will likely serve as an epilogue. That said, it is already 52,449 words and solidly in the novel territory.
As you’ve read, this is a team effort, with my wife serving as the translator between the communication issues provided to me care of an insurgent IED (improvised explosive edvice) and imperfect battle armor. We are at the stage in the writing where she really earns her money, not that I pay her, since the insanity runs amok and she has to translate it to English for the world.
Because I loved Mister Rogers and the Jerry Springer Show, I decided to leave you with a thought of the day. Some deeply philospohical thought that sums up where I am. They might be zenlike, Buddha might or might not approve, sanity might or might not reign but there it is. Here goes my inaugural idea! After deep thought and contemplation, I will tell you that writing a novel is a lot harder than getting blown up in a war zone… Keep that in mind as you plan your future!