Two years ago, I posted an article entitled "Perseverance." Merriam-Webster defines perseverance as a "continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness."
At that time, I thought my second title, "Charge of the Beast," would surely be published within a year. Difficulties and opposition increased considerably, however, as did the delay in publication. Here we are 24 months (minus 2 days) later, and I'm just now about to achieve the goal.
I am happy to report that I remained steadfast and never quit. The process has taken a bit more time. I'm glad of it, too. I made new friends who helped me get an important character right. I increased my knowledge about topics I would not want to get wrong. Thanks to improvements during the delay, "Charge of the Beast" will offer readers a much more satisfying story.
Who doesn't have trials to endure? However long our periods of adversity last - days, months, years - persistence makes us who we are. We can choose to carry on and work to achieve our goals or give up and go back to square one. In the end, timing is what matters. When it's right it will happen.
In the meantime, until 12/31/2019 anyone who purchases a copy of "Deadly Transformation" on Amazon will get the lowest price ever offered in both eBook and paperback formats. Not only that, the new edition has a sneak peek at "Charge of the Beast" following the Author's Note!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!