Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall 2012

This fall is turning out to be rather busy for our little family.  Our little boy, only 3 years old, is going to an all day preschool for children with autism.  Between the bus ride and school he is gone for 8 hours.  He is progressing every day and is more exhausted than usual.  He is working so hard and Mommy and Daddy are so proud of him.

Debbie is trying to adjust to not having her little man around all the time.  Even though Taylor is gone, she is keeping really busy.  She basically gets attacked when Taylor gets home from school.  He is definitely a Mama's boy.

I am doing rather well in project management and I am currently taking PMP courses to prepare for the PMP exam.  I must say that I really have missed the learning environment that comes with taking courses at an university.  4 Saturdays, 8 hours per day, and then I will be able to sit for the 2-4 hour examination.  I really like the people I am taking the course with and the instructor has the philosophy of PTT...Pass The Test.

I have finished my initial writing of my third book called The Dark Tide.  I am working on editing right now and I am also working on re-edits for books 1 & 2.  In addition to that, I am working on the first of three novellas called Origins.  This is also related to my guardian chronicles story.  I am currently looking for an artist for my latest work.  I will be publishing the third book before the end of the year through CreateSpace, an Amazon company.

I am also working with my friend David Cothran who is building me a new author website.  We are looking to make the experience in coming to the website remember-able.  I am anxious to get The Dark Tide out and to be able to complete Origins before Christmas.  I am also looking to making t-shirts available on the website with sayings and images from the books.

Needless to say I believe in keeping busy.  The most important thing to me right now is my wife and my son. While I have not made the progress I had wanted on the books I feel that I am being blessed for keeping my priorities straight when I do get to write.  I hope some day to write a story for my son about the world as seen through the eyes of a child with autism.  It is hard to do right now when I am also writing about wars, so I might be able to get to that story in the new year.  I would love to have it written for his fourth birthday.