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Why Now? – The Clicker Middle Weblog


Why now? Why have I lastly determined to share “my interest” with you? Let me reply that by telling you a narrative. Within the fall of 2020 we had a extreme windstorm in my space and a tree fell on my home.

There’s an extended model to the tree story, however I’ll go away that for one more time. The tree crashed by the roof and created appreciable injury to the rooms beneath.

Throughout the clear up, whereas I used to be sorting by papers, I got here throughout a narrative my mom had written. It had in all probability been ten or fifteen years since I had checked out it. She wrote it when she was in her twenties. It was the beginning of youngsters’s ebook about Charles Alexander and an upstairs armadillo. I’ve at all times identified about Charles Alexander. He was one thing of a good-natured poltergeist (if such a factor exists) who was a part of my mom’s childhood.

The story was solely a few pages, simply lengthy sufficient to introduce the upstairs armadillo. It was began however by no means completed. The upstairs armadillo was ready for me to inform his story.

I’ve discovered that when a horse or a personality needs you to inform their story, you cease what you might be doing and write it down. In order that’s what I did. Over the winter of 2021, I wrote “The Upstairs Armadillo”. The ebook wrote itself very quick. I so loved the method, that I wrote a second Upstairs Armadillo ebook, and I used to be beginning on a 3rd when the climate warmed up. The horses and spring chores have been again to demanding extra of my time, so ebook three of the Upstairs Armadillo sequence was put aside.

I used to be anticipating to get again to it over the winter of 2022, however I used to be requested by a mass market writer to jot down a clicker coaching ebook for them. That took priority. I signed a contract and in March of 2022 I started writing that ebook. I submitted the manuscript on the finish of Could, after which I heard nothing. The editor I used to be working with stopped responding to my emails. Lastly, in July I used to be knowledgeable that the editor was not with the corporate, and they might not be publishing my ebook in any case. I do not know what occurred, however I used to be really relieved. It had felt a bit like promoting my soul to work with this firm, and now I used to be free to handle the ebook myself.

That ebook is “Trendy Horse Coaching, A Constructional Information to Changing into Your Horse’s Greatest Friend”. I revealed it on April 26, 2023.

Throughout the 12 months that I labored on it, I by no means forgot concerning the Upstairs Armadillo or the opposite youngsters’s books I’ve written over time. I pulled them out of the varied drawers by which they have been stashed and started studying. And that’s once I determined it was time to share them.

You’re going to have to attend for the Upstairs Armadillo. I’m going to start with the Kenyon Bear Books.

I revealed these books within the late Eighties after which horses took over and for a few years the kids’s books sat very a lot on the again burner.

Tomorrow I’ll share the story about how the Kenyon Bear books got here to be written.

I hope you might be excited by my information and also you’re desperate to order the brand new ebook, however I’m going to make you wait just a bit bit longer to seek out out how one can get your copy.

Coming tomorrow: Extra Particulars!

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