So, happy new year, everyone. And whether the groundhog saw its shadow for you or not, may it been a wonderful one. We had mixed results here. It was hazy and while one could see shadows, they didn't really manifest until later in the day. It's been very spring-like since then. Yesterday was a perfect spring-skiing day. First rain and then snow are to move in tonight, but NEXT week, late, it's likely we'll get a real humdinger and winter will be back.
I've finished the first draft of Book 4, Uncle Yuta has an Adventure (working title; but I am SO BAD at titles). I let it rest a week while I played catch-up in parts of Heisei (the current era) before returning the the Meiji era to rewrite and review before dispatching the manuscript to Beta readers. It's a great story!
The Meiji era wasn't all fun. The speed of change and the nature of the changes meant that everyone must have felt like rocks shaken in a jar. Still, good and real life went on.
I am still sick of social media and don't spend much time with it, not even the mandatory writer's duty things like this. I never know what to say! And 9 billion others are doing it, too. I don't have time to read all the lists I am on, much less add more. I want to write my books.
Back to work I go. You WILL like this book. It's exciting and funny, discoveries abound, friendships deepen, and then there's that Adventure.
The Toki-Girl and the Sparrow-Boy Three Book Set
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