November was every bit as busy as I told you when I wrote you last; but I would like to share that it went very well.
Booksignings in Antioch, Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, TN. Charlotte, N.Carolina, and interview in a couple of other small towns, where a few books were sold, and new friends were made. Also did a speaking at a local non-denominational church, and a Women's League group hosted me for brunch and a small speaking. All in all, the experiences were positive and I continue to receive submissions of miracle stories hoping to be included in my next book.
Visited with my daughter and son-in-law in Nashville, where they hosted me during most of the trip. It was wonderful being with family again. My grandson was home after a long absence, and it was uplifting for me to be able to see how handsome and strong and bright he is. He is currently designing and building a website along with a partner from Australia, where they will display and sell their original works, plus many other exciting items. Plenty of good food, some much needed rest, as I also enjoyed the changing of the seasons....green to coppers, golds, crimson....then brown and dry and crumbling....amazing how nature works it's colorful game.
While on my trip I was also able to work on the collection of story submissions for my next book, and the manuscript is well on it's way. Hopefully, Extraordinary Visits will soon have a follow up book and perhaps it will include one of your stories? I am projecting possibly March or April of 09.
Another of my projects has been to join the NANOWRIMO group of writers who every November write a full length novel during the 30 day NOvember timeframe. The novel must be a minimum of 50,000 words, and must be an original work, written from beginning to end and submitted by the end of November timeline. I have written my novel and it is now complete, (a little early) and I exceeded the 50K words, with 73K words... Obviously, the novel will have to go unedited and as written (that is the purpose to write it and not be concerned with the fine tuning of the project). Once it is submitted (NOV 25th) I can begin to work on the manuscript for actual publishing later. In my case, I am excited about the story I've created, and altho it is a far cry from my natural genre of inspirational writing.....(this is a crime/myster) I hope that it will be met with enthusiasm.
The long flight home was good, considering I had to change planes, and didn't get home until almost midnite; but it is always good to be home isn't it?
Wishing each and every one of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! May you have a wonderful holiday, with plenty of family and friends and delicious food to eat! Blessings to all.