These Precious Days


Looking over my my last posts, it’s hard to realize where the time has gone.  An old song from my mom’s era came to me as I read the entries, The September Song:   “Oh, it’s a long, long time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September…..Oh the days dwindle down to a Precious few, September, November, but these few precious days I‘ll spend with you.”

So the news is I have a complete draft of my book done.  Prologue, fourteen chapters, Epilogue and Appendix including a Timeline and Family Trees.  I am hovering around 130,000 words and editing and cutting.  I originally planned to be done in the summer and have hard-copies out and returned by December…..then I was going to be done by September…then October…then here I am.  But the news is good because I at least have a complete work…it’s a work in process but it is still moving forward!  Never give up is certainly a motto meant for me.  So the days of this year dwindle down to a last precious few and I ‘plan’ to get my hard copies out by the first week of January.  Hopefully, done and published in 2011.  Now me, being me, had originally done a generous goal of being published by 2012, when Caroline, my granddaughter, and partial role model for Lis, my main character, was twelve so she could read it.  So on that basis I am ahead of schedule…unheard of for me, or Lis! (who is also partially me at least, and some of Caroline.)

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About joanneeddy

Writer living in North Carolina. Originally from upstate New York. I love my family, my community, and my friends, and embrace 'living deliberately' in the world, trying to make a difference. I have written an as yet unpublished book, The Call, an epic fantasy with historical fiction and folklore elements. My blog is for other writers, for those who love a good read, and for all who, like me, are looking to find and live their call.
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