Sunday, September 15, 2013

Busy Times, and another South of Charm Review... apologies, dear friends, for my recent absence.  No, I have not been taken hostage by my co-workers, in hopes of thwarting my latest writing project, (which of course means an overall lack of sleep, and a zombie-like appearance at the office ;)  Nor have I been run over by an errant passer-by and left for dead like my tiger-striped feline from "South of Charm."  

Nope, all's well.  Just busy.  Very busy.  There's a basement renovation project currently in the works, which, when complete, will house my new writing spot, where, with a little luck, "Ollie" will be penned.  Pics will be forthcoming...

There's also a court battle under way.  Nothing illegal, but rather, justice residing over the possible permanent custody of a little boy who was placed in our care at four days old.  A bouncing thirteen month toddler these days, whose fate rests in the hands of our precarious child welfare system.  He calls her "Momma."  When I arrive home from work, I'm known as "Dadda."  For he knows no other.  When he places his hand in mine, he never questions why his skin is darker then my own.  He clings to us as if there would never be, and should never be, anyone else to reach for.  We're always there for him, and will be, as long as we're deemed able...

What I'm currently reading...

Thus far, another masterful performance by Roland Yeomans, in the ongoing Legend of Victor Standish series.  Well done, my friend.  I'll be leaving a review when complete. 

As for me...

Check out my latest review on "South of Charm," from Lu Ann Worley at Rockin' Book Reviews.

Thanks so much Lu, for your time and honesty!

So that's what I've been up to.  How about you?

Thanks for reading...

El ;)



D.G. Hudson said...

Good luck with all those projects and the legal battle! I just finished reading Roland's book, The Three Spirit Knight.

Thanks for letting us know the aliens didn't get you.

Donna Hole said...

Nice to see an update from you El. Good to know that your world is as normal as can be. And congrats on the review :)

Good luck with the court battle Dude. I'll send good vibes your way.


Roland D. Yeomans said...

I will be praying that, for once, the courts actually dispense justice for a change. I'm heading off to read your new review.

What an excellent surprise to see you're reading THREE SPIRIT KNIGHT. It made my blood run weary night much, much better. Thanks for the nice words.

Of course, if the aliens did get you, then it would make for an interesting book when they let you go!

Anne Gallagher said...

Blessing you and your family to win that court battle. That baby needs a father and mother and you guys are it.

Congrats on another great review. The more the merrier.

Also, when you're finished your basement project, you want to come and do mine? lol

And yes, you asked once, my new header picture is the view from Pilot Mountain, about a stone's throw from where we live as the crow flies. You can see it from various parts of Winston and that's how I navigate when I'm lost. Just look for the mountain.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The court system is so screwy. Hope you win that one, for the sake of that child.
Roland's an awesome writer- I'm sure you are enjoying his book.

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, good luck! Especially with the court battle. Keep us posted.

Elliot Grace said...

Hey D.G, don't let me know what happens! Thanks for stopping by ;)

Hey Donna, will accept any positive vibes sent our way ;)

Hey Roland, an alien abduction would indeed be one way of sneaking onto the best seller list ;)
Enjoying Three Spirit Knight thus far, a well crafted saga.

Hey Anne, you're a sweetheart, thanks for your kind words. I thought that mountain looked familiar, as I've driven by the Pilot many times while touring your home state.

Hey Alex, Three Spirit Knight is worth the purchase. Roland's a one of a kind storyteller. Thanks for your encouraging words regarding the custody battle!

Hey Crafter, our fingers are crossed, thanks!


Teresa Coltrin said...

I'm praying for your battle to be won by you, for the little one.

Stay strong.

Adeeva Afsheen said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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