On the Down Slope

Three QuarterExclamation PointA couple of days ago, I reached 60,000 words on the fourth novel of the Beyond the Blue Horizon series, On the Wings of Grace. This represents a benchmark for me in the writing of a book: I know what’s going happen the rest of the book and how it relates to what has come before. I can relax into the writing, probably forgetting that I still need to revise the thing a whole lot. Well, that’s what it takes, and I think I’m up to it!

I can’t tell you too much about the plot without giving it away (duh!), but I will tell you another character dies at this point. I won’t say who. We all need a little mystery in our lives, n’est-ce pas?

With any luck at all I should finished by the end of April unless I put on some speed. But, as I wrote earlier, I know where the plot is going. I got hung up about five times and had to re-work what I had done to make it work, throwing me behind. But, hey, it’s not a road race, and I think the changes I made were for the better. Stay tuned, Faithful Readers! There’s more to come!





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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