MICHAL is in German!
This week I was upstairs, paintbrush in hand, ready to start priming our bedroom window frame, when the doorbell rang. Of course, no one else was in the house to hear the bell at that time, so I set the paint container and brush carefully on the chair and hurried down the stairs. I opened the door to find the postman on my doorstep with the mail, including a big box in his hands. The box was from my publisher, but I had no idea what was in it. It was too early for copies of Bathsheba, which won't be out until next year. I had all the bookmarks I needed and hadn't ordered any copies of anything on my own. Hmm...
I grabbed the scissors to cut the packing tape, and pulled out a plastic wrapped cardboard pack with six books inside. Three copies of Michal in German! And three copies of Abigail in hardcover! I knew the German copies were coming some time, but had no idea when. A friend found the German publisher that carries it on their website. Check it out here. Funny that the title and my name are in English. But the rest, though hard to read here, is definitely in German. The hardcover copies of Abigail are available at Crossings Book Club. Check it out here.
I'm coming up on the final section of Sarai, and working toward the climax. I think it might actually be possible that I will be within my word count without a ton of word cutting. Once I finish the first draft, I'm planning to take July off. Then I will do more research. I've got books on Ancient Mesopotamia that I want to read more of, and put myself into the manners and customs of the times a little better. By then galleys for Bathsheba will come and that will mean probably a month of editing. Then back to rewrites for Sarai, and I'll start figuring out my synopsis for Rebekah's story.
Also coming soon is another announcement on some upcoming books. Lots of good things ahead, and I am so grateful God has given me the chance to study His Word and write stories about the people He has immortalized throughout the pages of His book.
Other than that, I've got a few other writing deadlines I'm wrapping up and then going to spend July painting and visiting and reading. I wonder if we could paint the whole house in one summer...then again, painting is a LOT of work! Two window frames done. Too many to go! Wears me out. :)