After more than a little time, Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, picked up the option for my new book, Chasing Hope. Beware of what you ask for. Now I have to write it. That promises to be pure pain. The question here is, what will that mean for Journey Man? Probably nothing.
I had assumed that I would have to step away when this moment arrived. This will be my fourth book. I know the drill and the single-minded effort required to make it happen. I am self –aware enough to recognize my penchant for making myself crazy. A good writer knows when to step away from a manuscript. That is a useful survival mechanism for a writer.
I have noticed of late that all of you are writing and responding to each other a lot. I think the machine is well oiled and running smoothly. You are a provocative lot. We will be fine. I am not going anywhere. I look forward to my new role as fifth wheel. Life as we know it will go on.