26 chapters with a conclusion and epilogue to boot.
After all that, where am I?
I don’t really know.
The first draft/ first self-edit has been completed. A couple or three folks have copies and they will be using red pens to mark it up, I am sure.
There is something crazy difficult about submitting a manuscript and/or letting others have a first look. I am terrified of rejection (although to this date, it should be old hat). I am afraid people are going to look at what amounts to an awfully large investment of time, energy, and emotion and find little value.
Having someone say this stinks is quite painful.
At any rate, I am committed to seeing where this takes me. And being a glutton for punishment, I have already started writing another.
Hey, if you are famous and wouldn’t mind writing an endorsement, sing out!
Sometime this month I hope to share with you a really neat opportunity that has been placed in front of me. But that will need to wait just a little while.
In the meantime, some of you have been following my efforts here and in other places–speaking, preaching, Wineskins–for a long time. I am thankful for your encouragement and support.
I have to also mention my wife, Becki, my big extended family, and the Lake Harbour Drive Church of Christ–I am where I am because of you and God.
You are the very best.
Les Ferguson, Jr.
Madison/ Ridgeland, MS