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January 22, 2015
Posted at 1:35 pm
 

Little Mileposts

I'm sitting just off I-20 exit 112 near Monroe, LA. It's just a milepost. Nothing significant other than there is a nice RV park here and a Hooters just up the street. Primary research, you know. Sidnee might just show up in LNDtH sometime soon. Wow!

I noticed that LNDtH also just passed a small milestone. 2,000 people have voted for the story giving it a rating from 1 to 10. Total story rating has been fluctuation from 8.40 to 8.42 for a couple weeks now and I want to thank you all for your confidence, your encouragement, and your votes.

Tonight's chapter 96 "To Be or Not to Be" has some fun bits in it. Brian and his classmates are being challenged to think a little. Be sure to read the note at the end of the chapter. I've used this illustration in other talks I've given and think you'll appreciate the literary twist. Brian and his crew are being challenged to think. In high school! Who ever heard of such a thing?

And he's about to turn 18.

On another front, I always enjoy visiting the settings of other authors' stories that I've read. This past week, I toured through southern and eastern Oklahoma and visited the region that Eli Crow roamed in JRyter's "Legend of Eli Crow." I was especially amused when I passed through the Kiamichi valley and thought of his rescue of the infant twins, Kia and Michi. Then it was on to Branson Missouri where I visited the stomping grounds of Carl Fleming in Number 7's "Second Chance" in which Carl is currently on his fourth or fifth go-round. Honestly, Branson looked exactly like Pigeon Forge, TN. The Ozarks, however, were more than beautiful.

Headed eastward tomorrow. I'll hail you again from somewhere along the road! Enjoy!