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Time to Launch

I'm so psyched for the release of The Fifth Kingdom on 12/13. The first novel continues to do well for a debut novel. The feedback from authors who have read my first book is positive, hopefully that will continue with the second volume.

The weather in central Texas turned warm recently, so I'm back to wearing short-sleeved t-shirts and shorts.

The picture this week is our small christmas tree setup. It's nice to see the lights. We have exchanged gifts with our neighbors, who come originally from southern India. It's good to have someone I can talk about cricket with.

Journeyman Wizard (book three) is with the editor and I'm keenly awaiting their feedback which is always constructive (meaning many good ideas on how to improve the story).

I've been writing The Fourth Crown each day. So far, I've written over 15,000 words to cover the new beginning and I just completed the changes to chapter eight (Secrets Revealed). The writing bug has taken hold of me as I enjoy watching the story unfold in front of my eyes and at the tips of my fingers.

We will be traveling to Dallas this week to visit my daughter and help with removing two large trees at her house. By help, read pay for. For any young parents, know that you never stop being one once you've taken on that responsibility. And I wouldn't change it for any other riches in this world.

As I write this, I'm listing to Beethoven's fourteenth piano sonata on YouTube. The finger work from Valentina Lisitsa is amazing and well worth the effort of searching for it. Just watch the pinky on her right hand during the slow first movement.

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