For those who have been waiting for the complete novel, in a few days it will be going to the editor. Not sure yet of the release date, but hopefully it won’t take too long.
Also, in writing Song of Ariel I realized that the story and its title begged for a song. As some of you may already know, years before I began writing novels, I was a musician/singer/songwriter. I’ve never stopped being a musician. Making music has and always will be an integral part of my life.
A few years ago, I wrote a song entitled Down through the Ages. I never recorded the song, but it has always been a fan favorite in my live performances. I did not realize until more than halfway through writing Song of Ariel that the song had subliminally inspired the novel. When the moment of realization hit me, it was like a bolt of lightning. I knew then how the novel would proceed and ultimately conclude.
I have decided to record Down through the Ages. I haven’t decided if it will be a full blown production or if it will just be me singing with a simple acoustic guitar accompaniment. Time issues may make the decision for me. In any event I would like to try something that, as far as I know, has never been done before. I would like to include a digital download of Down through the Ages (Ariel’s Song) with every purchase of the novel. I’m not sure how this would work logistically. I’ve sent Amazon a query describing what I’d like to do, and asked them if this was even possible. If they can’t work it out as part of the same package then I will offer the tune as a separate digital download through sites like I-Tunes.
So anyway, that’s where we stand as of now. Thank you so much, dear reader, for your continued support and eternal patience, for you are the force that keeps me on the path.