The title, of course, is a reference to the notion of Patience. As I get older I am convinced it develops with age. Then again, I am almost certain I considered myself patient in my twenties.
Tomorrow, I will be participating in the Local Author Day featuring close to 60 authors from around Wichita. Yeah, there are a lot of us out here.
I will be a speaker at the Kansas Authors Club Conference from October 4-6. This conference will feature a wide array of writers in a variety of genres, panel discussions, and an interactive jazz and poetry collaborative.
The third book in my historical crime fiction series, Lost in the Plains: the Ark City Confidential Chronicles, has its worldwide release on September 16, 2019.
And, I just got word I will speaking at ANOTHER conference next year, the details of which are still to be finalized. (More information to come.)
This is more than a litany of my literary journey. It is, thus far, the culmination of it. It is truly a testament to the notion of Patience, but with a smattering of Determination and Resolve. All I’ve done since 2007 is to continue to develop my craft, immerse myself among so many other writers, and try to include non-writers in my journey. It has not been easy but what is?
My generation was fond of the notion of “By the time I’m thirty, I will…” There is no problem with having goals yet too often Life intrudes on your plans, you get sidetracked, and you’re forced to get back on the path. To those who succeeded by the time they were thirty, I applaud your endeavors.
I’m 57. I got here. There is still a long way to go. I guess I’ll remain virtuous.