Update

@just4him (264882)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 17, 2022 8:41am CST
I promised an update before I left back in March. I've been in touch with several of you since I left, and a couple wondered when I would return. I've been busy working on two books: Where Eagles Soar and Destination Love. I finished the fix-edit for Where Eagles Soar and started on the next major edit for the book. I need to get the POV corrected next with the book. Destination Love is the next one I will publish after Where Eagles Soar. I expect both to come out next year. In the meantime, I'm in the pool almost daily, and with the exercise class three times a week. I'm also doing rock painting again. I had a wonderful birthday party where I gave rocks to everyone who came. I gave away many rocks, which gives me the opportunity to paint even more and build up my collection again. I still do my daily Bible study. I started a new study a little over a month ago. I also added several people to my e-mail contacts who expressed they wanted me to add them to my list. In another month we'll be in my favorite seasons of the year, fall followed by winter. I'll be so happy to see summer leave. I'm seeing a few leaves changing color, so it won't be long now. Only a few more weeks. I know in some parts of the country school has already started. We start next week. With the return of school and fall, football season is upon us. We lost the first pre-season game to the 49ers. So, the football rivalry is back between @theHorse and me. We've been messaging lately. Okay, that's what's happening with me. I hope you're all doing well. I don't know when I'll bring another update. Thanks for reading. The image belongs to me. A deer on my side of the building.
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@sjvg1976 (37552)
• Delhi, India
17 Aug
I was wondering where you went. On some of the posts, I got an update about your being busy. Glad to hear from you. You seem to be busy in your life these days. Hope we will see you here not frequently but just to know that you're fine.
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@sjvg1976 (37552)
• Delhi, India
18 Aug
@jobelbojel I think it was Anna and daddyevil who told us about her.
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@jobelbojel (32483)
• Philippines
18 Aug
I think it was Carol who told me that she is busy on her books. Or Anna or Rebecca. I can't remember.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you. Yes, I am well.
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@LadyDuck (408391)
• Switzerland
17 Aug
Hello Valerie and welcome back. Only a few days ago a user was asking what happened to you. I am glad to know you are well and busy working on your books.
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@LadyDuck (408391)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@just4him I hope you will come back regularly when you are more relaxed.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
@LadyDuck Maybe next year after I get those two books published.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you. Today only. I still have a lot of work ahead of me.
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@wolfgirl569 (61094)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Aug
You have been staying very busy it seems. Glad things are going very well for you. Miss and think of you but understand you needed the break. Just keep enjoying life.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you. Yes, I've been busy with the books and life in general.
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17 Aug
Hi, Valerie. I have not been here consistently. But you are one of dear friends here I Iook up when I'm here to visit. I'm so happy about your amazing books. Congratulations! I do admire you. Do you use Scriviner in structuring and outlining your novels? How do you come up with amazing stories? Advice, please?
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you for the wonderful compliment. No, I don't use Scrivener. I've heard of it. I always have ideas. I have two new ones I'm working on, and one not written down yet. My advice - When an idea forms, write it down. You never know where it will lead.
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18 Aug
@just4him Thank you so much! Have you heard of FaithWriters? Many Christian authors promote their books there. Maybe you could have a look and join up?
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@CarolDM (192125)
• United States
17 Aug
There she is. My sweet friend. So happy to see you. By the way, I sent you an email a few weeks ago about my surgery and it was returned. Has it changed? You can message me here if you want. Happy late Birthday. So happy about your books and how well things are going for you. Love the photo. Take care of yourself.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
I thought I got it about your surgery. I've been praying for you. No, it hasn't changed. Thank you. It was fun.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
@CarolDM You're welcome.
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@CarolDM (192125)
• United States
17 Aug
@just4him Oh ok, well that is good to know. Thank you so much my sweet friend.
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• India
17 Aug
I'm making a comeback of a sort and good to see you back as well
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
I'm glad you're back. It's only temporary. My life is busy.
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• India
17 Aug
@just4him thanks. Take care
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@celticeagle (136918)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug
I am looking forward to fall and winter too. It has been too hot and with very little rain. Sounds like you are keeping busy with your writing. Two books at a time huh?
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@celticeagle (136918)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Aug
@just4him ........You are very lucky and I am glad you got this rain. I hope we get some here soon.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Until this month, we had very little rain too. We were in drought conditions. Then the rain came and we're no longer in a drought. Both of them are finished. I do have a couple of others I'm writing.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
@celticeagle I hope you do too.
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@ptrikha_2 (39281)
• India
18 Aug
For a long time, I was wondering why you have been inactive. Then recently during a discussion, I came to know from DE that you have taken a break to devote more time for the books. Glad to see you back here. Rock Painting would be an exciting thing to do. I am sure that it is thoroughly enjoyable. Have a nice time ahead.
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@ptrikha_2 (39281)
• India
19 Aug
@just4him So would you be more active on Mylot again or are you yet to decide that?
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@ptrikha_2 (39281)
• India
19 Aug
@just4him My best wishes with you for your books. By the way, my life has seen a lot of developments - a mix of good and bad over the last few months.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
Thank you. Yes, it's relaxing and enjoyable.
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@much2say (56772)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Aug
So good to hear from you - you've been pretty busy! A happy belated birthday to you - how fun to give out your painted rocks! Life can take over . . . I hope to hear an update from you again soon!
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@much2say (56772)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Aug
@just4him Oh gosh I hope it will be sooner than that . . . but I understand you are busy living life . I'm sure there will be more happy rocks that will be painting by then too.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Aug
@much2say I don't expect I'll have the books published until early next year. Editing is more time-consuming than writing. Yes, there will be many more rocks by then.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
Thank you. I'll be back for an update before the end of the year. I'm so glad I could make people happy giving away my rocks.
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@Juliaacv (70106)
• Canada
17 Aug
Its wonderful to hear from you and that you have been so very busy, although I had no doubt that you would be. Happy Belated Birthday, I thought of you last month and hoped that you were having a great day.
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@Juliaacv (70106)
• Canada
17 Aug
@just4him I sent you a pm.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you. Happy Birthday to you too. I hope you had a wonderful day.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
@Juliaacv Yes, I responded.
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• Midland, Michigan
19 Aug
I'm glad you're doing well and that you're making progress on your books.
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• Midland, Michigan
19 Aug
@just4him I know from experience in editing the works of others that it is a lot of work.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Aug
@MarshaMusselman Yes, it is.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Aug
Thank you. It's a lot of work.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
17 Aug
It's lovely to hear from you Valerie. Happy belated birthday. I haven't been here much and must try to get back in to mylotting
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you. I haven't been here since March. I'm glad you're doing well. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
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@Gillygirl (47205)
• Sutton, England
18 Aug
@just4him July was a washout for me as I got Covid at the beginning of July. I am better than I was but told to expect it to take a few months
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
@Gillygirl I'm so sorry you got COVID.
@kobesbuddy (154186)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Aug
I was planning to e-mail you this week, to find out how you're doing. Rock painting is a very nice pastime! I've seen painted rocks outside our public library, a couple times:) We have deer coming in at night, I can hear them chomping on the flowers! lol I'm glad you are doing so well
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
Thank you. The deer are a beautiful sight. They don't come on my side of the building very often. I hope you're doing well also.
@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
@kobesbuddy It makes me happy too. I love the cooler mornings.
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@kobesbuddy (154186)
• East Tawas, Michigan
18 Aug
@just4him We are doing pretty good:) Summer has really gone by fast, which makes me happy! lol
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@arunima25 (75716)
• Bangalore, India
22 Aug
I was wondering about your absence. And I did think that it must be something related to your books keeping you busy. And I am glad that it was the reason and not something to worry about. Happy to get the updates. You sound so busy, active, cheerful,and in good spirits.. I hope that we get to see you more active here. Enjoy your rock painting. It's a lovely engagement and they do make lovely gifts. Take care . Wishing you all the best for your books
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Aug
Thank you. Yes, my books and rock painting keep me busy, along with my pool time.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Aug
@arunima25 They are. Thank you.
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@arunima25 (75716)
• Bangalore, India
26 Aug
@just4him They all sound like productive ways to stay engaged.
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@kaylachan (37445)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Aug
It is good to hear from you again. I knew you had plans to leave for a while. I think life seems to have treated you well in your abase. Good luck with both books.
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@kaylachan (37445)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Aug
@just4him I'm glad it is for you.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
Thank you. Yes, life is good.
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@TheHorse (160123)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Aug
We saw some deer today at the preschool! Yesterday, a coyote stumbled through. I hope he is not responsible for the rooster not crowing all morning today.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
Oh my! I hope the rooster is all right. Wildlife is beautiful to look at but can be dangerous.
@DeborahDiane (38279)
• Laguna Woods, California
18 Aug
@just4him - Thanks for the update. I had wondered where you were! I know how time-consuming it can be to write a book, so I'm glad you took the time to get it done.
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@DaddyEvil (94530)
• United States
18 Aug
Long time, no see, DD! How have you and your family been?
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Aug
It is time-consuming.
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@JudyEv (286450)
• Rockingham, Australia
18 Aug
Thanks for the update. It sounds like things are working out well for you.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
You're welcome. Yes, they are. I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
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@oahuwriter (25940)
• United States
17 Aug
Cute little wild visitor! You've been very busy! Glad to see you back! Happy book sales! Where are you published for online & paperback books?
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
Thank you. My books are available on Amazon.
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@oahuwriter (25940)
• United States
19 Aug
@just4him Fantastic! You're welcome!
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@porwest (58412)
• United States
17 Aug
Thanks for the update, and great to see you. Best of luck on the books and of course onward and upward to you. I hope to see more of you around again, but of course not so much as to lose focus on your primary target—the books.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Aug
You're welcome. Thank you. Like today, I'll post an update. My books come first.
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@just4him (264882)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Aug
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@porwest (58412)
• United States
18 Aug
@just4him As they should.
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