The homestretch in the title refers to the current fantasy novel I am writing, Out of Time, Book Three in the Great Library Series. Readers, I am at the exciting point where the end is in sight, and with some hard work, I expect to finish the book by the end of September.
This also means that it is time for another break in blog writing. Right now, all I can think about is my book, and focusing on Out of Time is the thing to do. I am very pleased with the progress I’ve made. I started writing Out of Time the second week in January, and here I am, eight months later, with the book nearly finished. The publishing date is fall 2020.
Because once the book is written, there is still much editing to do, and it will take many months to get Out of Time in shape. But what a good feeling it will be to have the first draft done.
I should be back to blogging sometime the end of September, but I might post a picture from time to time. We’ll see. I will continue to read and comment on posts written by my blogging friends.
I’ll sign out with some pictures of the fading garden’s still lovely flowers. See you all in a month or so.
46 thoughts on “Coming Down the Homestretch, Time for Another Break”
What gorgeous pictures, good luck with your book.
Best of luck!
Yay!!! Can’t wait to read it!!!
And you’ll be one of the first!
Love the photos of last blooms.Your head must be so full of your story that you are busy birthing. I am happy for you! Sending love always❤!!
Lovely photographs Laurie and wishing you lots of fun writing down the Homestretch! 🤗💖✍ xxx
Thanks so much, Xenia!
Good luck with finishing your book!
An excellent sign out. Hats off to your industry, I hope all goes well with the process.
Hooray for that great mind and imagination of yours and those fast fingers. You go girl!
A-w-w-w, thanks, Judy!
You’ll be missed while you’re working hard on finishing the first draft!🙂 Congratulations and lovely photos!🙂
Thanks so much! And I’ll miss blogging. I really do enjoy it.
Quite an accomplishment given all the time you put into marketing and blogging as well. Your diligence is inspiring.
Oh, thanks, Beth!
How exciting to be almost done – your discipline impresses me, Laurie.
Love your daylily shot – one for the cards. 🙂
Thanks, Eliza! I’ll be tucking that photo in the print file.
Best wishes for the last part of your book, I agree with other comments about how disciplined you are to do it, and it is always worthwhile writing for a young audience, so that they know just how good reading really is!
Many thanks. I like to say I am disorganized but disciplined. An odd combination. 😉
I completely understand why you would need time off to concentrate on your book – it will be a lovely feeling when the first draft is done and dusted.
You’re very smart, to know your priorities and make time for them! Have fun with the book!
Thanks so much!
Good luck with the book!
Many thanks! Exciting to be at this stage.
I wish you every success and look forward to your return, Laurie
Good luck! Hope the homestretch goes smoothly. See you when you’re out the other side!
Lots of work ahead for you Laurie – stay the course!
Garden looks good. Looking forward to a bouncing baby book!
Good luck with the book, Laurie! Sometimes you just have to focus and drop something off the list.
Thanks, Lisa! And thanks so much for your support.
Great to see the colour on your garden – a lovely place to enjoy in the breaks between the writing. Wishing you a clear run to the end.
Many thanks! This is the exciting time of writing a book. The seemingly endless editing that comes next, not so much. But it’s all part of the process. 😉
We are all cheering you on!
I admire your self-discipline.
Great flower photos. Good luck with the book!
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