To borrow Sam's words from the last page of the Return of the King, "Well, I'm back."
The trip to Haiti was awesome. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to go and I can't wait to go back sometime soon! Although I missed my family, ten days was far too short a time to spend in Haiti.
The little village children who came to play with us and attended camp were precious! Unfortunately, I didn't get to take as many pictures as I would have liked. For one thing, I always forget to take my camera around with me, and for another, whenever I was playing with the kids or working I was simply too busy to stop and take pictures! Thankfully there were lots of people on the trip who were much better in the picture-taking department that I was! ;)
Stars in the Universe - my other blog - is where I'll be posting the stories and some photos from the trip! The first three days worth of updates are already posted (click to read them here: Haiti 6 Log) and I'll be adding the rest of my trip log throughout the week!
And now some extremely exciting news! Obviously I did not have internet access while I was in Haiti and so I did not check my email until I got home two days ago. I found a response to the queries I sent out two months ago, inviting me to submit my full manuscript Out of Darkness Rising! The email arrived the day that I flew out for Haiti.
So I hastily performed a final editing of the manuscript, packaged it up, and shipped it off this morning! This doesn't mean that the publisher will necessarily choose to publish my book, but at least it's a step in the right direction! I won't hear back for several months so I'll just keep plugging away with my other project Song of Leira - it's coming along quickly now and I'm getting more and more excited about it!
(I keep accidentally blurting out the few Haitian Kreyol words and phrases I know in random sentences... it makes for interesting conversations! I'm going to be looking into purchasing a Kreyol dictionary soon so that I can learn more before I go back next time!)
~ A Servant of the King
To the praise of His glory!