November 14, 2006

Exile . . .

Interesting note.

On the two major projects I'm finishing right now, both have the ideas of exiles as major themes.

One -- the exile of Judah to Babylon during the reign of Josiah's son, King Zedekiah.

The other -- the exile of the Jewish physicist Lise Mietner, who helped split the atom but was forced to run from the Berlin university where she was doing her work. She fled to the Netherlands -- a dangerous prospect for a woman with no official papers allowing her to cross the border.

Anyway -- if anyone is interested, when these boks come out in December 2007 or so, book three of both series -- Kingdoms and TimeFlyz, from Zondervan -- will have the unintended connecting theme of "exile".

Well, now, back to work.

~ Ben

November 6, 2006

You know, I really expected to be doing more of these . . .

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.

I guess it's a good thing. The reason I haven't added to my blog as much as I wanted to is that I'm doing a lot of OTHER writing.

Important writing.

But, you know, I was looking forward t doing some FUN writing.

MY writing.

I mean, I wanted to be one of those bloggers who would post semi-regular pithy thoughts that would engage the thoughts of others.


I have to get back to the REAL writing.

But it was fun to take a break, if just for a moment, and post to my blog . . .

The sad thing? If anybody DOES come across this, they're never going to read my blog again.

I'm gonna have to step up my game.

After I get past my deadliens for the REAL IMPORTANT OTHER writing.

~ Ben