Reading: During school, I’m not getting much read except what I have to. Most recently, I finished T.A. Barron’s The Lost Years of Merlin. It’s a great example of the Hero’s Journey story structure. We’ll be examining it from that angle.
Writing: I submitted a short piece after Christmas. Contingency is off getting critiqued, and I’m fighting with Claire’s book. It’s not wanting to proceed in a neat orderly fashion. She’s a great character, strong but not “perfect”. I expected the book to unfold as her struggle to deal with her bitterness toward her ex. As it began to take shape, though, her relationship with her daughter is becoming sharper and is demanding attention. Brooke is trying to steal the book! At this point I don’t want her to, but that could change. I let Cass steal a book once and it worked out.
Learning: Sometimes God wants me to read what I write. Sometimes, it’s for me.
Some of you have prayed for my nephew, Scott, as he wrestles with a leukemia diagnosis. He’s been in and out of the hospital again after running a fever. They expected this after the chemo. Hopefully, with that ‘checked off the list’ he can make a full recovery and head back to work soon. Thank you for your prayers.