I haven’t blogged much lately. I haven’t worked on my novels much either. As usual, it hasn’t been by choice. Work, kids starting back at school, and life in general has forced me to take a few weeks off from my blog and prose. Today (right now actually) is the first time I’ve really been able to open my laptop and get to reviewing another round of edits for The Father, Joshua’s Tree Book 2. The last time I read through it, my brain was hurting and I had trouble seeing the story, much less the mistakes I was looking for. Today, it is exciting and fresh to me all over again. It’s so hard to take a sabbatical from writing for a couple of weeks from time to time, especially when your publisher has given you deadlines that must be kept. But every time I’m forced to take a break, I’m so much happier to return to clacking on my keyboard.
Anyways, I’m happy to say that Joshua’s Tree has remained number one on the GoodReads 2013 Summer Reads List for many weeks now. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/35263.2013_Summer_Reads#18136339
It feels great to see it sitting up there–very motivating. I do need to get more reviews up on Amazon, so if any of you have read my book and wouldn’t mind leaving a review, I’d be much obliged (love that word, even if it’s a bit old fashion). Click the cover image below if you want to pop over to amazon.com. Thanks, N.W. Harris
This is great book news! Glad you’re getting back to the writing and that the break renewed you.
After a brief respite, I often enjoy a spurt of creativity, too. I also like the word oblige. Nerd that I am, I recently pleased myself (and no doubt annoyed my few followers) by using ‘begat’ in two successive blog posts.
Ii don’t like reading but your books are mind blowers . They are a must read!
Glad to hear you’re back at it. Sometimes the forced breaks are really a blessing because we return to our writing with new zeal. Thanks again for liking my post of “Murder Sets Sail – Excerpt 4” on papermudandme.wordpress.com. – Thanks and Aloha – pjs.