I did not make my goal of getting A Child of Great Promise editor-ready by the end of the year. I won’t even pretend I came close. But the first draft is done and I’m about a third of the way through the second draft. After that will come my own editing pass, then off it goes. Shall we say end of January? Sure. All together now: end of January.

One other Thing of Consequence happened in December. I’m going to Scotland with my wife, son, and his wife and son. We’ll be going in June for about 15 days. As you might infer from my last name, Scotland is ancestral country for me. Having already been to Italy (that’s the Vincenti side), this leaves only the Netherlands (Van Dusen) to complete my Historical Touchstones Tour. I doubt the Dutch are going to see me, though. Higher on the list is the Adriatic and the Pyrenees. And maybe Italy again, because you just can’t go to Italy too often.

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