On the Glide Slope

seven-eight

That’s the phrase I use when I reach 70,000 words in a novel (I’m 7/8 done), as I just did with On the Wings of the Sun, Book Seven in the Beyond the Blue Horizon series. The idea is that just as an airplane comes in for a landing, so I have the end of the book , the landing spot, if you will, in sight and so I can “coast” to its resolution. I know exactly what’s going to happen in the rest of this book, and so it will be about ten more days before I can write the final words, which always are “[Someone] was flying.”

If all goes well, this book won’t be published until early 2020. I hope that if you’ve read the first four published novels you’ve enjoyed them, and that you will like Books Five and Six  (which have been written) when they come out in 2018 and 2019 respectively, and that you will follow Otto’s adventures all the way through Book Twelve, which will be called On the Wings of Eternity.

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to writing more for you!

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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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