Sunday, June 1, 2014

The last words have been written for Dreampire. I now have a completed rough draft that I can say I'm moderately pleased with. I've begun the first round of edits and have sent on a few chapters to my editor already. Should have the entire set of first-rounds done by the end of this week. Good stuff.

This has been a really good week. We got news from my daughter's flute professor at the University of Kentucky that she's been awarded a full tuition scholarship based on her first-year performance both academically and within the music program. I couldn't be more proud. My son's new trombone arrived this week, too, and already we (and his instructors) can hear a vast improvement in his tone. Both of them performed today in a community band, "The Heartland Winds," and the concert was outstanding. It was especially cool for me, because most of the players in this symphony are music teachers, professors, or professionals who work in the field of music. My son is still just a sophomore in high school and my daughter just completed her freshman year of college. Pretty cool to see them performing shoulder-to-shoulder with seasoned artists. The music absolutely blew me away. It's safe to say that both kids have had a good week.

My nephew graduates next week on Saturday, and I'm looking forward to that. He's a good kid, and will be leaving for college in the fall. I know he's very excited, and I am too.

Oh, and I feel like I need to give a plug for the book I'm reading right now. It's by an Indie author, Edward W. Robertson. The name of the book is Breakers. It's a series (I really prefer to read series... if I like a book, it's always nice to continue on and see how the people in it grow) and I'm only on the first book, but he's an outstanding writer. Great descriptions and really in-depth characters. He has a voice that is very unique, a great flow. I love a lot of the metaphors he uses--they're a kind of deep tongue-in-cheek look at the world he's created. It's an end of the world scenario... bad flu, people all die except a few, etc etc. But this one is pretty unique. Not your run-of-the-mill run-for-your-life story. If you ever read this blog, Edward--kudos to you, sir. I'll be reading your entire series for sure.

To all my readers and fans, thank you for your continued support.

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