Two manuscripts currently clog my WORD file.  I need to divest myself of one or both in year 2012 but am torn as to which project to undertake first.  Whichever I tackle, it promises to consume me.    

INVISIBLE  is the fourth book in the Door County fiction series.  This  manuscript has been tweaked past the point of re-write and needs to either get into print or languish indefinitely, banished to the hard drive.  The second, WHEN THE LAMB STANDS,  is a labor-intensive Biblical commentary that needs extensive revisions and will take at least another year before I even consider publishing it.  2012 seems to have defined itself as the year of the book.  Which one?  Both?  How much time am I willing to invest? 

My dilemma isn’t an unhappy one–I’m proud two books exist to await my attention.  The past year would seem unfruitful and the new year, bleak, otherwise.   But once I am committed, the publishing process will occupy all my time and oxygen to the near exclusion of ALL ELSE!  Life must go on.  Other responsibilities require consistent attention. 

Like a member of The Polar Bear Club, I’m hesitant to dip my toe into icy water.  Yet once the plunge is taken, the experience is exhilerating.  Hello new year.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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