I promised a blog today to kick off the next contest, but as usual life happened and my plans went awry. The contest is still on. Comment on this blog or any blog I write between now and the end of the month and/or sign on as a follower to be eligible. On March 1 I will draw the name of a commentor or follower who will then send me a wish list of books he or she would like to own and if I have one of those books it will be the winner's prize.
I started a new novel a week ago and have reached a little over seven thousand words, which means the story has a long way to go. Instead of continuing to work on it though I'm going to be very busy with rewrites for A New Day Coming (working title). It seems a major communication glitch occurred between me and my editor about the time my computer crashed a few months ago. He thought I was busy working on the rewrite instructions he'd sent me, which I never received, and I was still waiting for any kind of word on my manuscript. So now I'm working like crazy on rewrites instead of my new manuscript. Actually it's kind of fun revisiting this historical after so many months. I'm finding a lot of weaknesses I didn't see before, yet other portions I'm quite pleased with. I'll keep you up to date on its progress.