Volume 2

I had a burst of energy last week and actually got some fun work done — writing!

Okay, I didn’t actually write any new words … but I did accomplish two important tasks.

First, I completed a rough outline — emphasis on the word rough — of my TIP [thought in progress], a sequel to My Name Is Sam … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through. Since I’m somewhat sheltered in place, the goal this week is to maybe actually put some key scenes down on paper [in the file]. Then again, I may flit off in an entirely different direction {see below}.

Second — and this  is perhaps the biggest news — I have revised, edited, and formatted Volume 2 of Wisdom From a Father … one dad’s thoughts on life. It has been sent to my family and to some beta readers. Volume 1 was well received and Volume 2 will follow the same format. It will be a collection of additional short stories, updated and taken from this blog. Each of the 52 “chapters” can be read at your own pace or broken into weekly hopefully inspirational thoughts. Each chapter takes ordinary, everyday events and puts a reflective spin on it. I envision a fall release.

To follow up on my first revelation, I might delve into rewriting Yes, There Is a Santa … and I’ve Met Him Personally Many Times, a story I wrote last Christmas for my grandchildren. It needs work — like condensing and making it more interesting for a younger audience. It will be — in my mind — designed to be read by a parent/guardian or other reader with bright, bold illustrations to draw in the younguns and an underlying message the narrator could appreciate. Since it needs the most immediate work and has a deadline if it is to become available for Christmas delivery, this cooperative project {it will involve the services of an illustrator} might jump to the front of the line.

And that’s what is going on in my neck of the woods.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is … noise to appreciate silence … and absence to value presence.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Volume 2

  1. Ruthie Young says:

    Looking forward to the new stuff!! sounds great!

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