Since I have been sick all week, there really isn’t much in the way of exciting news, though I do have a couple of items that are exciting to me, and may or may not be of interest to you.
I’ve been able to get quite a lot done on Lily’s Story, and I’m having a hard time containing my excitement as the light at the end of the first draft tunnel draws nigh. This is most likely going to be my longest published novel yet, possibly by 10,000 words or more. That’s my “big” news in the world of my writing.
The news in my personal world is significantly bigger. We found out this week that we will be finalizing our last adoption within the next month or so. As of the start of this blog some 9 or 10 months ago, we had three adopted and two foster children. I have spoken very little of the situations of the two we had left to finalize, mainly out of respect for their privacy. To the same end, I won’t share details, but I now feel free to share that we finalized one adoption in November, a few days before Thanksgiving, and we had final TPR hearings for the last child in December and January. In January, the judge granted the TPR, and we had to wait for a 30 day appeal period to pass, which ended earlier this week. Next week, we should receive a date from the court for our adoption, which is typically about 30 days out. As this child has spent almost her entire life waiting in foster care and had one failed TPR due to a technicality, we are anxious to finalize this and move on together as a family.
So that is this week’s big event. I am finally starting to feel a little bit better today, so I hope to be back to a more regular posting schedule next week. Of course, if Lily keeps pushing my writing, the blog may be slightly neglected for a little while longer.