I just noticed the date on my last post and realized it’s been quite some time since I’ve written an update. I’m sure some of you were wondering what’s become of the McKibben family. Well, the reason for my lack of attention to the blog is simple. After nearly a year since completing my last novel, I’ve started writing again.
Just this morning, I went over 20,000 words in my newest effort, which is tentatively called A More Perfect Union. If you’ve read my previous works (and if not, why?), you’ll think of me as a mystery, suspense, political intrigue sort of writer, but this book is going to be quite different. A More Perfect Union is a historical romance story set in Philadelphia during the 1787 drafting of the United States Constitution. The main character is Sara Hamilton, a mysterious young Irish immigrant who owns a boarding house where two of the convention delegates — one from Connecticut and one from South Carolina — are staying.
I’m not one of those writers who can churn out 2,000 words a day. I labor over every sentence, every paragraph. I’m pleased when I get 400 words that I’m satisfied with in a session. Still, I don’t want to forget about the blog altogether, so I will try to post from time-to-time.
So, my update is: All is well, food is good, weather is hot but dry, made many friends, spent more on furniture than intended, wine is cheap so wine every night, like our new doctor, like our new veterinarian, dogs love it here, more to come.