Saturday, November 3, 2012

Update on life

Schmoozing at the Alaska Writers Conference
     I have been so lax in posting on my personal blog. Of course flying to Alaska to be a presenter and speaker at the Alaska Writers Conference, then rushing home to head for the Kansas Book Festival, preparing for surgery (only to get very ill and having to reschedule for November 16), and taking 4RV books to the McCord Arts and Crafts Show (where I become so ill). Needless to say, I hardly had time to breathe (and after getting sick, struggled to breath), much less post on my blog.

     Tuesday will let us know who our president will be for the next four years. I'm fearful because the past four years have be a disaster. I know some people may have benefited, but so many discovered they are worse off than they were four years ago. Robert and I are two of the worse off ones. 

     I will have to say we have had some blessings mixed in with the thorns of life, and we are grateful for those.

     November 16, I will have surgery on my left shoulder. Looks as if I have a torn rotor cuff and possibly the bicep. The surgery was to have been October 24, but illness required  the wait.  After surgery, I'll be in an immobilizer. The length of time depends on what the surgeon discovers when he goes in. 

     I'm working on a novel that won't let me rest. Even when I sleep, I dream about it, discover another scene, and awake with ideas of how to transition from one major event to the next. The title is Embers of Evil and is a historical novel, set during the reign of King Ahaz of Judah, 8th Century BC. When I read in the Bible that Ahaz sacrificed his children to Moleck, my author antenna quivered. I researched and discovered children (from infant to older) were burned alive. I knew then I had to answer the "what if" question. I have fifteen chapters finished and beginning chapter sixteen.

     All right, that's a very brief and greatly condensed update, and I will try harder to post at least once a week.

1 comment:

Li said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea for a novel! I'm a fiend for historical fiction. Good luck with the shoulder surgery.