Do you ever procrastinate the end of something, because you know you’re going to cry? Okay, I’m not asking you male readers, because you won’t admit it, even if you shed a tear or two.

Anybody? Does the prospect of extreme emotion make you put something off? Delay finishing?

I’d love to hear your experiences, because I might not feel like a weirdo.

Every time I finish a draft, it’s like a little death. No, I don’t have an Shakespearean orgasm. His contemporaries referred to orgasm as ‘the little death.’ I’ve never understood that, given how orgasm is such an expression of Life.


Back to the draft.

Every time I finish a draft of Not Without My Father, I’m afraid I’m going to get a phone call. I even hear the voice on the line. It’s the summons anyone with a living parent dreads.

“Your dad’s terminal in the hospital.”

“Your mom’s…..gone.”

I got to that place yesterday. It took me four hours to finally face it. I cried for much of last night, even though my parents are fine.

And I know I’ll do the same thing today, when I go back to the beginning.

Do you do this in some aspect of your life, Dear Reader? Please tell me I’m not the only one.




Yesterday’s Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Trivia Question: WHAT YEAR WAS MERIWETHER LEWIS BORN?

Answer: 1774. Two years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. Lewis was technically a subject of the English crown when he breathed his first breath.


I hope you can’t wait to hear about my new book. Not Without My Father, my memoir of my 444-mile Natchez Trace walk and adventure with my dad in the twilight of his life, will be available for advance readers October 1, 2014. If you are a book reviewer and are interested in a first look, please email publisher(at)wordhermitpress(dot)com to request an Advance Reader Copy. A limited number will be available. My publisher outlines ARC criteria here:

In the meantime, To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis is just $2.99 on Kindle during August in celebration of Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Or click below to buy it.


To check out the entire Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Series, follow the links below:

Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent
Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs
Who Was Meriwether Lewis Godfather?
If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80
Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes
The Lion Will Lie Down With the Lamb
My Natchez Trace Walk Featured in We Proceeded On
Dead People Follow Me And They Talk To Me
Is Suicide the Final Arbiter of a Life. For Robin Williams. And Meriwether Lewis.
WordPress Is Killing Me
Fate’s Fickle Fingering
Happy Birthday Meriwether Lewis

Facebook Comments