Deep Breath

Yes, this is pretty much what I looked like when I finished the second novel. Except for the mud and, the beard, and the shirtless look.

Yes, this is pretty much what I looked like when I finished the second novel. Except for the mud and, the beard, and the shirtless look.

All right, the  first draft of On Eagle Wings Upborne, the second book in the Wings of Morning series, is done. I started May 1 and finished July 24, putting down 80,934 words in the follow-on to On Wings of the Morning, tracing Otto Kerchner’s story from May, 1946 to October, 1954. Without giving too much away, this segment includes the birth of twins to Betty and Otto, Mata’s college career, Otto’s recall to the Air Force, his service in Korea, the success of M & M Airlines, an airplane crash, a flying circus, a visit from Someone from Otto’s past, a baseball game, and a hangar dance.

The next step is revising Eagle Wings, and I had planned to start on the next installment, Beyond the Blue Horizon, next May, but I want to keep going, so I think I will revise in the morning and compose in the afternoon. I’ll keep you informed, Faithful Readers. Thanks for being with me on this journey.

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About huckfinn47

I taught high school English for 32 years, all at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA. My students called me "Mr. V," and I was fortunate to have some terrific young people in my classes. I have made contact with some of them, particularly on Facebook, and enjoy seeing what they're up to. My other nickname, given to me by our then assistant pastor Jim Vaught, is Lieutenant Dan, after the Gary Sinise character in Forrest Gump, one of my favorite movies. I never got anywhere near military service, so the name is somewhat ironic. I greatly admire our troops and respect their sacrifices. On the Wings of Morning is my first novel worth talking about.
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