Off into the Sunset – Finally

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal

The End. Finis. Th-th-that’s all, folks. Over and done. That’s all she wrote, dear John. Enough’s enough. Cut, print. That’s a take. Finished. Complete. Ended. Riding off into the sunset. The fat lady’s singing because it’s over. The credit’s are running. Close the book on that one. And so we have come to the end of the story.

Guess you’ve figured out I finally got my characters to ride off into the sunset so I could write those two magic words for my book, The Seeker. The End. I’d been looking for them for about two weeks now. And I finally found them. So I’m doing my happy dance or would be if I hadn’t caught a cold from one of my grandbabies when they were here last weekend. But loving on them was worth a few sneezes.

And cold or no cold, I found the end of my story. Even better, I’ve read through it and it read okay. A few minor problems here and there, but nothing major. It was the story I wanted to tell and the thread stayed true all the way through. Now after a bit more spit and polish I’ll have to sit back and see what my editor thinks and then if she likes it, then I’ll have to wait a lot longer to see what my readers think. I liked the romance in it. And the historical part came through better than I thought it was going to.

So I’m excited this week. I’m even going to meet my deadline instead of having to beg for mercy. At least I think I am. Maybe I shouldn’t get too carried away. I haven’t actually printed off the book yet and sent it to anybody yet. Something could happen to delay me, but I’m hoping not. And you can believe I’m saying some thank you prayers because that ride off into the sunset had been hard to find. Actually there wasn’t a sun or a ride, but there was an end.

I’m also getting excited about The Believer being out there for readers in about six weeks now. I usually have a book launch at Corinth Christian Bookstore in Frankfort, but this year they’re doing something extra special for me. They’re sponsoring a Brunch for me at Shaker Village in Mercer County on Saturday, July 25th at 10 a.m. They will be selling tickets at their store for $15.00 which will cover the traditional Shaker breakfast. Listening to me talk will be absolutely free. What a deal! 😉 Space is limited so if you’re interested, you need to call Corinth. I’ll put the info on how to contact them for tickets on my web page schedule in the next few days. I really appreciate, Steve and Bonnie and Mickey for all their support. They have a great store, one of those places you can go in and you just know you’re going to have a good, peaceful shopping experience where everything is beautiful and even better can be used to spread the good news of the Lord.

Hope all of your have a lot of reasons to do your happy dances this week. Talk to you Sunday.