496 PAGES   6 comments

I’m still at sea — well, sort of. We are about to dock in San Antonio, Chile, whence we’ll be flying home after a 17-day cruise. I promise I’ll be better about sharing photos and stuff, because while on board I have finished the umpteenth edit of “My Father’s House,” the fictionalized story of my father and his family from the time he left Torsas, Sweden, until his death at the age of 86. It reads like a novel, with the interacting influences of historical events — and they were many — as they impacted the growth and character of the family. Yes, if you are interested, I am part of the story.

I’ve been told that 500 pages is a reasonable length, so I’ve been working — and working — and cutting — and cutting to reduce the original 800 or so pages. Now I’ve hit 496, including preface and postscript. So I’m being bold again to ask if there’s anyone out there who’d be willing to read it now — available via e-mail. I’d love honest feedback about its interest to people in general and suggestions for further cutting.

If you’re game, please let me know your e-mail address in the comment section here. Or if you’d rather keep your address private, please let me know via forgivenessoptions@earthlink.net.

Just to prove I’ve been traveling, I’m including the unseparated photo I just bought of my entrance to Salaverry, Peru.

Posted November 1, 2019 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

6 responses to “496 PAGES

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  1. Wow! You are really the world traveler! Glad you are able to do that.

    I would love to read your book, although I’ll wait until it’s in regular book form and leave the comments to the experts.

    When you return, let’s get together again. I’d like to see pictures and hear more about your latest trip.

    Keep well! Marilyn

    On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 12:46 PM monagustafsonaffinito wrote:

    > Mona Gustafson Affinito posted: “I’m still at sea — well, sort of. We are > about to dock in San Antonio, Chile, whence we’ll be flying home after a > 17-day cruise. I promise I’ll be better about sharing photos and stuff, > because while on board I have finished the umpteenth edit of “My Fat” >

  2. Congrats on getting the manuscript down to 496 pages. The cruise sounds like lots of fun. I’m looking forward to learning more about it in future posts.

  3. Mona God Bless you dear lady

    I wish I were in good enough condition To read your words. I need help as well in different ways. Keep me up with the book. Read: http://www.sheilaclapkin.com

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