I had the pleasure of visiting the The Paul Smith Library of Shrewsbury, PA today. I admit, I was on a mission. I heard there was a particular book available there, and I needed to see it for myself.
I didn't find it in Fiction. I didn't find it in Fantasy. I didn't find it in Young Adult, Juvenile, or Teen.
I did find it in New Fiction and Chapter Books (which, when I thought about it, was pretty appropriate). It was the Goldenwealth Light. I never would have realized it before, but there's a certain feeling you get when you find your own book in a public library that trumps even the feeling of holding it in your hands for the first time. It makes you feel like you've made something happen. Like even if you never accomplish anything else, that book will always be there somewhere, and you'll have left your mark when people see the dedication to your children inside the front cover.
I digress. Just wanted to say I'm in a good mood, and you can now find the Traveler of Ord in the Paul Smith Library. Those of you who are waiting on Book II, I can say that I don't believe you'll be seeing it this year. The manuscript is indeed complete and is going through the editing process as we speak, but after that it still needs to go for cover designing, and there are only 47 days left in 2013. What I can tell you is that you will be seeing Everywhere the Road Ends in the first quarter of 2014, so keep an eye out.
If you're on the fence about writing a book, consider the feeling above. Remember, even if you only write 300 words a day or just until your morning coffee cup is empty, you're still accomplishing something, so don't give up!