I am quite excited. My novel is in the mail…purolating north with a casualness I wish it would rev up a tad. It may arrive on time for the Denman Island Readers Writers Festival. Whether the actual copies arrive on time to be unveiled or not, I will still be reading an excerpt as one of the local writers reading. I have taken this opportunity for the past 7-8 years to read from my writings. Typically, I have written a special essay or short story to read. This year its quite a bit different for me. Local readers have up to 12 minutes on stage. Years past, I have written specifically to the time limitation…except for one year when I know I unfashionably eclipsed the allotted time by quite a few minutes. The guilt still lingers.