What’s The Story, Morning Glory?

It’s been way too long since I’ve updated the blog, so I thought I’d give a little recap of my life, already in progress….

Book Signing

On June 11, I set up my little tent in the rain at the Sherburne Arts Festival to sell and sign my book. It was a typical Central New York day…it started with a thunderstorm, was cold enough for me to see my breath later in morning, and by the afternoon, was really hot.  And I actually managed to sell some books; making this infinitely more successful than my foray at Barnes & Noble. I was happy with how it went and got to talk to many people.

How’s The New Book Coming?

The answer to that is…slowly. The last few months have been brutal in my day job and I’ve found myself working late, some evenings, and the weekends. That means almost no time for writing and I’ve been too stressed out to focus (although I did get a couple of hours of writing time on Father’s Day!). My wonderful wife is sending me on a homemade writing retreat. In the Fall, I’m going back to a camp we stayed at last year near Woodstock and I’m going to have a cabin to myself for a long weekend and I just plan to write and write and write.  I’m so looking forward to a concentrated push on my novel so I can get the first draft finished.

But Why Can’t You Finish It Before the Fall?

Later this summer, we’re going on a cross country tour of colleges, with a number of stops along the way. I’m planning on turning this blog into a journal of our cross country adventure, so stay tuned for the “Great American Road Trip” edition of the blog.

Anything Else?

It’s summer band season, so I’m off playing in two area bands. Although you would think playing a concert of music you don’t see until the night you play it might be stressful, I love it and it almost always revitalizes me when I finish. It’s often hot and crowded, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Enjoy your summer and Happy Journeys!!




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