Glad to report that Friendship Moon is done. The direction my wife set me on was instrumental to its completion. Asked the wife to beta read the story and I received the most rewarding feedback. She said she enjoyed it more than Journey Home. She compared it to how she felt when she read Bridge to Terabithia. I was overwhelmed by her reaction. Journey Home holds a special place for me, since it was my first piece of work I was proud of and I did not expect Friendship Moon to have such an impact.
We all need people who will give us feedback. That's how we improve. ~ Bill Gates
The story deals with 'preconceived notions'. In other words, prejudice. I attempted to handle it in a subtle way so you, as the reader, could relate to each character and their views. The story delves into the influence we have on each other, young and old. You follow along as each character is influenced, reacts and you see the repercussions of their actions. You are also there for the noble sacrifices made and the incredible grace shown by all who have grown from the experience.
I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind but now I see. ~ John Newton
I'm hoping to have it in the hands of another beta reader soon. In the interim, I have begun working on the book cover art. As much as I enjoy the writing process, I also enjoy the artistic side of creating the book cover. My website also provides me with both creative outlets.
Onward and Upward! I have begun to write and edit the third book in the Aeternus Pond series. I can't wait to be immersed in the process of navigating the story and the outcome the adventure it will bring me on.
I continue to pray asking for the lord god almighty's intercession. I ask for health, strength, and protection and I give love and gratitude for all the blessing I have received, seen, unseen, unknown and unknown.
Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!