In which money continues to talk, and the title arrives

So, yesterday was a Day of Scrutiny, and the Dealing of Realities.  In a word, yesterday kinda sucked.  It was, however, a beautiful day to be out and about.

Today promises also to be a beautiful day; I considered working on the deck, but the bugs would have at me, so I’ll set up to work in the office window instead, where I have a nice view of the trees and wildflowers.

For those playing along at home, One of Five has achieved An Official Title, and is henceforthly to be known as: Dragon in Exile.  The manuscript is due to Madame the Editor on September 15.  We fully expect to make that deadline, which means I need to beat feet with the braiding and bridge-building.

ADVERTISEMENT:  If anyone is interested — or knows someone who is interested — in purchasing a comfortable house in the beautiful Maine countryside (and I mean that sincerely), please write to me at sharonleeATkorvalDOTcom, and I will send the listing. Serious inquiries only, please. The house is what’s called hereabouts a “raised ranch” (which means a ranch house with a daylight, walk-out, basement), 3 bedrooms, one bath, half-finished basement with built-in bookshelves and a working All-Nighter woodstove, on 1.74 acres of mostly wooded land.  It has a newish roof with ice and water shields dams, newish vinyl windows, heating provided by oil via hot water baseboard units.  The house is situated about 6 miles out of town, and has its own well and septic system.  As an extra bonus, the property enjoys direct access to the local snowmobile club trail, which leads to ITS 85.  Listing price is $109,000.

And now, the promise to the real estate agent fulfilled, I’m going to work.

I hope everybody has a delightful weekend!

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Progress on Dragon in Exile
83,077/100,000 OR 83% complete

“I find him dear, all right,” she said. “And the clan ain’t never let go of him, Mr. Dragon; don’t you bat them pretty green eyes at me.”

3 thoughts on “In which money continues to talk, and the title arrives”

  1. I love the title and drool over the snippet. Good luck with the house listing – it sounds lovely to me but my job is lots of states away.

    Oh what’s the ball park on the list price? I know a few people who will ask (just because real estate is so variable wrt location). I might be able to ferret out some interest if I have that…

  2. So excited about the book and its shiny new title–not to mention the fact that it’s well over 80% complete!

    Wishing you many a hearty nibble on the listing, and offers above asking price.

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