Getting Back in the Groove
Wow. It's been too long since I've posted--about two weeks. I've been caught up in work deadlines (editing--which involves some writing, but not my writing). That's now behind me for a while, so I'm getting back to work on Sunborn, starting today.
Last weekend I attended Boskone, a very good science fiction convention held in Boston every year, and had a chance to catch up with some of my writing friends. I also picked up some of the latest offerings from Full Cast Audio, dramatized readings of Robert A. Heinlein's classic Have Spacesuit Will Travel and The Rolling Stones. If you haven't heard any of Full Cast Audio's productions, you really should check them out. They use terrific voice actors, and present books in unabridged form. (The man behind the operation is Bruce Coville, who obviously doesn't have enough to do writing his immensely popular books for kids.) Visit their web site! (And no, I don't get a kickback from them. But tell them I sent you, anyway.)
As a way to unwind a bit from the editing before starting work again on the book, I turned to a bit of amateur carpentry today. We've been doing some renovations in our kitchen, which included replacing the sink cabinet and counter, and putting in a proper dishwasher. That meant we could pass on our old portable dishwasher to someone else, but it left an empty space where the old one provided a small counter by our stove. So...not wanting to throw out something that could be useful, I decided to cannibalize the old cabinet, and see if I could manage to stack two drawers that used to be at opposite ends of the old counter. So I cut the cabinet remnants (it had been pretty well torn apart) and the old countertop -and it looks as if it's going to work. (Fingers crossed -it's not done yet.)
And now, I promised I'd get to work on the book, so I'm getting.