Well, it’s starting to feel more Christmassy. The weather certainly seems to be in the chilly mood, though we may warm up to the sixties later in the week.

I’m nearing the end of the book. I estimate about 40 pages remaining and I’m winding up the story. Of course, that is only the draft and it will require loads of polishing and editing after the new year.

I’m also starting to think about a title. It’s called Deege’s Story in my files, but that won’t do. I’m thinking about calling the book The Next Best Man. (Deege was a late bloomer, always felt a little less than adequate in comparison to his older sister and younger brother, but he shines in this book. (You met the whole family in Out of Control.) Or maybe The Better Man. And I’m also looking for ideas for cover art.

I’ll check back next week with my thoughts then. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or whatever you choose to celebrate. The end of Covid-19 would work for me.