When you are sick it is hard to accomplish much, especially anything that requires your full attention and a quick mind. My daughter, Jonna, has been working hard on the pre-editing...editing, so we can submit the manuscript for the official editing process. The problem is...she's sick too! We are working on it together. She reads it and presents her suggestions to me. Most of it is grammatical usage errors and word usage errors, the results of typing quickly before the thought is gone. There are a couple of suggestions she has made though that I have disagreed with. It is going to be fun to compare our opinions once the editing department puts in their opinion. She insists she is going to be right. I am guessing she will be too. I just like the line she is wanting to do away with! It is fun to be working with her. I have known my whole life just how smart she is, but I get to work with her on something that she is truly gifted at. She is finding enjoyment in it as well. So much so that she is back to thinking college might not be a bad idea. Will we have an author and a book editor in our family? Who knows. She will probably be a better writer than I am. So, make that two authors and a book editor. I know she has many stories in her that want to come out.
I have written the dedication and the acknowledgements, so that job is done. Things are coming together nicely!
Linda Johnson, surviving wife of Rod Johnson, pastor to me for many years, has agreed to write the forward for Until Forever. Our pastor, Charles Butler of Covenant Church Fox Valley, along with Marilyn Jackson, wife of Michael Jackson, Pastor New Life Assembly of God, Janesville, Wi, Elaine Littau, author of Nan's Journey and Elk's Resolve, and Cliff Graham, author of Day of War, soon to be a major motion picture, have all agreed to write endorsements for the novel. Am I blessed or what? What a great group of people!