Response to Resolute is starting to trickle in as reviews are posted, emails are landing in my inbox and even through a few conversations with readers. Let me say it is a very scary thing to sit down and write about something someone else has lived through. I don’t take lightly the task of portraying the challenges and the emotions that my characters face because I know for many people, this is more than a story. They’ve lived it. I always, always want to honor those struggles and approach them with the utmost dignity and respect.
I am deeply humbled and grateful for the comments I’ve received about Doug and his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Thank you for your support.
If you’ve not picked up your copy yet, I encourage you to do so. I think it’s my favorite book so far. If you have read Resolute, you have my sincere thanks. I would encourage (beg) you to leave a review. Your words make all the difference when someone is wavering, trying to decide if the book is worth the risk for them.
On a personal note, I want to thank you for the many prayers and messages last month after our failed adoption. Your kindness and support was a welcome blessing and my family and I are immeasurably grateful.
We can never thank God enough for all the joy you give us as we rejoice in God’s presence. 1 Thessalonians 3:9 (GW)
In other news–
November is usually a time when we try to draft a new novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) but it just wasn’t happening this year. (I did draft a new one this summer, so I’ve not slacked off completely.)
The big project is a new series that I hope to start releasing some time next year. In addition, I’m always trying to improve as a blogger and speaker, and deliver even better bite-sized content on social media. When it comes right down to it, I’m a teacher at heart, and while all this typing gives me an opportunity to teach, it also means I never stop learning.
(I’m rarely ever reading just one book. In fact, in addition to these three, I’m reading two more for school and my youngest and I are reading The Hobbit at bedtime.)
So what’s going on with you?