Anyway, I’ve myself hunting for a new car to replace my dying hoopty that I’ve been driving around with. One of those unexpected emergencies that come up in life, which has also stolen another two weeks away from my writing. Not to mention, Wednesday was my birthday. My family and I didn’t celebrate it really until Saturday. A friend of ours, Dorota, took us out to dinner. Normally I’m not impressed with the Italian food I’ve had in Germany, even though the restaurants are Italian owned, but this one small hole in the wall in my city has the best Italian food I’ve had so far. Tonight I had something I’ve never eaten before, Gnocchi Rossi con Vongole. I’ve added a picture of the plate. Yes I know the picture is Spaghetti Rossi con Vongole, but I ate the food too quickly to take a picture of the special. Although serving in the Army helped my picky eating habits, I still can’t believe what I’m eating now a days. My Polish wife has a lot to do with that, but as I was eating my birthday dinner with fresh squid, mussels, shrimp and clams I could only chuckle. My birthday dessert was a piece of Tiramisu and a coffee latte.
Even with everything going on, I’ve still managed to sneak in some time to work on the last few chapters of Destiny. My friends are waiting for the rough draft to be completed so they can check out the story and help me get the editing finished up. Trust me, I’m doing the best I can every night. I’d thought these last few chapters were going to be quick, but that’s totally not the case. There is so much action going on battle-wise, relationship-wise and story-wise that it’s taking me longer than I’d initially expected to get everything written correctly. I have ran the story line past two friends of mine, Leslie and Deanna, they both like the direction it’s going and the interpersonal relationships I’ve been working on between the characters. I won’t lie. There are times I want to rush the story through in one way to get the book finished, but I just can’t do that. I’m not going to let the story out until it’s ready.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Luckily my wife is letting me work on the blog over the weekend, since I just didn’t have time to do that Thursday or Friday night. I think that’s because our seasons of Arrow & Flash are on hold, thankfully Gotham & Blacklist is still running.