The magic number is: 40,097

Yes, the next book (tentatively titled “Bobby’s Back”) has hit the half-way point.  Soon it goes to the agent for perusal.  He wanted to see it when it was partly completed.  I’ve got to finish the first 1/3 of the story, about 20 more pages, and then it’s ready for my first submission. The first third in terms of the story arc, that is because it’s the first half in volume of words. AS the first big story about this character there’s a lot of back story that needs to be put in place for it to work.  That makes the next book about him much easier (and, hopefully quicker) to write.

Kind of nice having an agent waiting to see the book.  I’m hoping it’s what they expect and then I can call him “my agent.”  And, if not him (and he’s a great guy from what I can tell) there’s another agent who’d like to see the book, but only when it’s completed.  She’s pretty awesome as well.  This could be very interesting when all is said and done.

Now, what I need is some peace and quiet to just write…… In December?  I must be on drugs.  Oh, maybe that has to wait for the end of Santa season.  But I’m still sneaking in about 2000 words a week and I’m not throwing in the towel.  God’ll get me through this one as well.

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