Thursday, October 31, 2013

Novel Progress Update

Continued good news on the fourth novel! I passed the 75,000 word mark this week, which is my personal minimum goal for novels. It looks like the manuscript will surpass the 300 page mark next week. Final length estimate is 400-450 pages. (I must admit, I still need to sketch out the final 1/3 of the story, but most of its content is known.) As a writer, I have a solid gut feeling that this story is effective and will encourage readers. We'll see if that gut feeling pans out!

For those interested, my nonfiction e-book 8 Reasons Your Life Matters is available for free at your usual retail outlets. What a blessing to hear from individuals who have read the book and taken the time to contact me with their life situation and how the book brought encouragement or help. For me, that means God answered a prayer that it would reach the people it should reach.

If you'd like to contact me, I love hearing from my readers! Feel free to contact me at I promise every message gets read; the online form is designed to prevent spam messages.

On a personal note, I'm grateful for the opportunity to spend a week at the beach a few weeks ago. It inspires me to write, and looking out at the ocean reminds me of how big God is. If He can hold that huge ocean in His arms, He can handle the details in my life and yours. This self-pic relaxes me, so I'll share it here, just for fun.

What's going on in your life? Let me know! As always, THANK YOU to those who take the time to read the books and those who probably say a prayer or two for me. You're such a blessing.

Never give up!

John Herrick

Today’s Playlist: This Time Around by Heather Williams


  1. I really liked the reasons book. gave me much hope. I follow your blog here. thank you.

    1. @thankful Thank you for letting me know, and for following the blog. There's a plan for your life; you have every reason to hang in there!

  2. Way to go! Can't wait to see the final results. ^-^

    1. Thank you, Gina. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, chef! :-)