I should be writing a real post, I should, but I’m still in the con crud preventing portion of our program. So far so good, but I think it requires a lot of laid-back rest or at least not fretting right after an exhausting con.
And I’ve only been able to do that a little, seeing as I’m working on Guardian (as fast as I can. No, you can’t see it yet.) and finishing 4th Dyce, and writing for PJmedia (just corralled the rest of the ideas for this month at breakfast. Unless something massively important happens in the news in the next few weeks, I have a few topics. Often, after writing blog and fiction, I just find myself empty of topics for PJM. This is a way to stop it happening.) We also celebrated older son’s birthday. (Really? That old? I’m officially scared.)
So right now I’m taking it easy. This afternoon I’ll be getting together with local Huns at Pete’s Kitchen in Denver. If you can’t find out when from tom tom de Hun, and want to attend, ping me or email me. For those of you who insist on reading everything I write for other sites, I had a new article out this week:
It is a bit of a pain in the behind to have to mollycoddle myself, but I’ve learned to make compromises with the crazy body that is trying to kill me. So I will take it easy, have a second cup of coffee, do a bit more on Guardian, maybe do some painting, before going off to dinner. Yes, seeing people is stressful and tiring and I’m still peopled out from Liberty con. No, I won’t avoid it when it comes to meeting you guys. Yes, this is a monthly event but USUALLY the first Saturday. Not this week, only because we were at Liberty con first Saturday. We’ll probably cancel September altogether for similar reasons, but the rest of the months we’ll try to make it. Hey, I get three weekends to hide in the cave and recoup, I can have a weekend with you guys.
Coming to terms with being an introvert — something I lied to myself about for years (because I’m not as introverted as my brother — makes it easier both to engage in human contact and to understand I need a break afterwards.
Things I need to do — I badly need an assistant — and which might or might not happen in the next week: I need to do another Grant chapter. I’ll try for tonight, but really NO promises. I need to do a free short story for here. I’m totally open to suggestions. What world do you want this one in? I need to put some push-work behind Dyce book 4. I need to get Guardian to 50k words (rough draft. Larry is doing the next draft.) I’m sure there are about a million — Oh, yeah, mailing things out. No, I didn’t forget you guys waiting for books, t-shirts etc. It’s just the house isn’t completely unpacked, so things get moved looking for other things, and I don’t know where some things are I need to mail (clear as mud?)
No, reminding me is not a bad thing, and I’ll really try to get it done this week.
Other things I need to do: lay down flooring on the house, but I don’t see how to start that before tomorrow.
Oh, and btw (yes, this is totally scattered. I told you the writer is in a state.) On that article on PJMedia, someone pinged me saying that Usaians sound like Jews. There are commonalities, sure. But there are significant differences, too. However, in terms of prosecution and distrust, sure. They are. Maybe more so, as they’re outright outlawed pretty much everywhere by the time of the Darkship Books. And yet — coff — they persist.
As should we all, even when making allowances for the body.
Back soon with more interesting stuff.