Just a couple of notes…
work proceeds apace. It’s not exactly a NANO pace, but my plan to have the novel finished by the end of August could actually be successful. This is an experiment. I am purposefly trying to right something short, plot-driven, and pulpy. Something just for fun. But I hope there’s “meat” in it too. It’s a quest-oriented space opera adventure called The Calculus of Hope and so far I’m really liking it. I’ll come to hate it in the editing process, but that’s normal.
We’re getting to that part of the summer where the return to work and school is looming and we all just settle in. It’s also the part of the summer where we run out of money, so settling in is really all we can afford to do. We read a lot and watch tv, my son continues his wii obsession with The Force Unleashed we have to cut him off and hide the disk after a couple of hours. And he is still not forgiven for over-writing my game).
It’s also the time when I get restless being home so much and start re-arranging the furniture a billion times. I will never get it just like I like it, but the constant novelty helps … well, it helps me.
Hope everyone else is having a nice summer. It’s going to be a mad dash for me, but I am not one of those people who writes because the like producing work, but doesn’t actually enjoy the writing process. I love the process, I love the physical act of moving my pen, love typing things up (don’t love editing, but who does?), love the actual work. And I guess that is it’s own blessing. One the days I take off because I force myself, I can’t wait to get back to it.