I’m still working on my second draft of the new book – which is still untitled. Right now, the working title is Book 3. Take note of my eloquence. With Sarah, I struggled for months to find the right title, and only decided on it five minutes before sending the manuscript to my publisher. With The Gemini Connection, the title popped in my head almost from day one. Anyhoo, this second draft seems to be moving at a snail’s pace. I’m frustrated that, considering the amount of time I’ve been working on this book, from the day the idea popped in my head until now, this is as far as I’ve gotten. With TGC, I was in a similar situation, although not to this degree, but once I reached a certain point in the writing process, progress moved with the speed of a freight train. I’m hoping that train shows up pretty soon. Anyone else in/has been in this situation?
A new book festival is starting up an hour from where I live – Heartland Book Festival, if anyone wants to apply. Friday will be Children’s Day – it’s always fun seeing swarms of kids with books in their hands, and Saturday will also be a signing day, with panels and presentations. I’m hoping I get in, but if not, I’ll probably be there as a reader. My next event is the Lexington Legendary Book Bash, in Lexington, KY in March. That’s one I always look forward to – not just for the signing, books, and meeting readers and other authors – but my oldest son lives there. So it’s like a bonus!
So I’m over halfway through the second season of The Punisher on Netflix. Jon Bernthal (a Walking Dead alum) does a fantastic job as Frank Castle. Speaking of The Walking Dead – it returned last night! A lot of changes this second half of the season, and it’s been a long wait since the first half ended. There haven’t been any movies out lately I’ve been excited about. However, Captain Marvel releases March 8th, and Avengers: Endgame is out April 26th – do you really need to ask where I’ll be on those days?
Have a great week!