Aug 10

Almost Done


David Mike

Almost Done

There is some more work that needs to be done on the next post and so I was not ready to publish.

So, I decided to take a moment to let you know where I am at with the process. There are about 3 more posts left to complete the Ft. Leavenworth Story. This is not the title of the book, it’s just what I have been calling it so far.

Yes, this blog is the rough draft for the book.

In the begining, I rushed through some details and I need to dig a little deeper. There are some parts that I left out because I was not sure I wanted to talk about them. After I finish with the  story, I will compile and revise the whole thing. The next step it to have it edited and make a decision on whether or not to self-publish or have it published.

Ft. Leavenworth is three hours away from Omaha and I plan to take a trip to down there to visit the Frontier Army Museum. After talking to someone on staff there, I was told that I could have access to their photo archives. This will give me some better visuals for the book.

A little over two years ago, I started writing. This is my one hundred and third published post and the blog has been viewed over 100,000 times. Never in a million years did I expect to write my story or even have anyone read it. I can’t thank all of you enough for all the continued and wavering support that you have extended to me. The comments, the social media shares, reading and reaching out to me means more that I can put into words.

Three people have been gracious enough to alow me to be on their podcasts. One has not been released yet. If you want to hear me talk about my story in the last one,

Click here

I thank my family for all the time they have sacrifced in order for me to do this. It has been very hard with the limited time we have together. My wife Lindsay is my rock and my kids are my everything.

I thank God for showing me what forgiveness and grace means and for never giving up on me. It is only by His power that I am alive to day to share this story with you. He had a plan and it didn’t matter how bad I messed it up, it seems like He feels that I am still useful.

Some housekeeping, it seems as if many of you who signed up for email notifications may be losing my posts to your spam folder. I am still trying to figure this out. If you could check your spam and mark it as “not spam” that may or not fix it. If you have not signed up for email notifications, I would be honored it you would consider it. It seems as if publishers ask about your email list when you want to use their services.

With that I will leave you with another cliffhanger,

Posting will resume next Tuesday.

Thank you!




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Next post: Problems getting my Cosmetology license…

If this is your first time reading my true life story and would like to start at the beginning click the title below.

The Fort Leavenworth Story

  • Your story is amazing! As sad as it is to hear that it’s coming to an end it’s not the end of your story.

    Thanks for being an awesome friend!

    • David Mike

      You are awesome, thank you!

  • Love it!!

    • David Mike

      Thanks Jim.

  • David, I spent 4 years self-publishing a book of my art (drawings of a cabin community in my county). During that time I learned a ton. There is information about deciding when to self-publish and when to look for a publisher. If you’d like to email me, I ‘d be happy to send you some of my go-to websites and info I learned. rather than totally hog up your commenting space. I am at “cabinart at cabinart dot net” (for some reason it feels safer to spell it all out here!)

    • David Mike

      Thank you for your generosity. I appreciate you sharing your research with me.

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