My summer is quickly coming to an end. Yes, it is still July, but I return to school in less than a week. I have set a lot of writing goals for myself this summer. I'm happy to say that I've met all of them! I couldn't have done it without a lot of support of family and friends. A big "thank you" to all the advance readers of my novel. I have to tidy up the map that accompanies the book, but that's the last item on my list. With fingers crossed, I plan to submit the book to a publisher on Friday. Preliminary conversations with the company sound promising. It will be a while before I know whether or not they will accept the manuscript. Still, I'm feeling a sense of satisfaction as I put the finishing touches on this tale. Josiah has come to life for me. I hope he and his friends can find a larger audience. I'll let you know how it goes.