Friday, January 12, 2007

Sunday will never be the same

It's been quiet these past few days on the Dawn Patrol, for good reason: When I haven't been at work, I've been writing. I've been blessed with a flood of freelance writing assignments, all related to The Thrill of the Chaste, and the biggest one is going to be ... wait for it ... the cover story for the News Review section of this coming Sunday Times of London. The editor had read Paul Harris's profile of me in the Observer and wanted me to write a 2,200-word piece on my journey to chastity and The Thrill of the Chaste.

I would be jumping up and down with joy and excitement right now if I were not so exhausted.

After I submitted the article, it went through the Brit-o-rizer machine at the Times and came out with a splashier style — amplifying the juicier elements of my story and moving them up several grafs. However, if anything in the story shocks readers who are unfamiliar with my book, I have no doubt that it will be what I have to say about chastity. I'm tempted to share more, but since it should be online soon enough (perhaps tonight), I'll just say that I'm very, very happy and thankful to have the opportunity to share the message of my book in this way.

Thanks very much to those readers who have given me encouragement and support as I promote The Thrill of the Chaste — you know who you are.

UPDATE: For those in the U.S. who would like to see a print edition of the Sunday Times, there is a U.S. edition that is on sale at New York City newsstands. Turns out the News in Review section isn't available in the U.S. edition, sorry to say.