First of all, addressing the situation with my father. I have decided that I will not meet his girlfriend or her kids. When he picks me up from the airport on the 7th, I am going to tell him just that. I’ll also tell him that I don’t care if he’s happy or not and to have a nice life. I’m getting tired of him trying to uphold an act of kindness towards me for his girlfriend. I’m tired of playing their games and I’m not going to do that.
Next, my book. My plan is to have Book One, The Dragonscale, completed by the end of this month. Then, I will have the final draft completed by mid-January. If all goes well, I will also have a publisher by at least April and Book One will be published by the end of 2012. Completed, Book One will be about 100,000 words which is considered a novel. I still don’t know how long Book Two or Book Three are going to be but I’m guessing around the same length. I’ve already been told by several people that my plan isn’t going to be possible. If it can be thought of, it can be achieved. They also forget that I’ve already graduated school so I don’t have that as a distraction. My paternal family on the other hand are causing a big distraction. As long as I manage to stay focused, I can get all of this done. I might push myself a little more than usual but when I do finally complete my goal, I’ll just prove to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to, regardless of what other experienced people tell me. Those are the people who don’t know me personally.