Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Still here...working on book

No, I haven't died, though it might seem that way. There have actually been a number of things I've wanted to write about, but haven't had the time. Ah, most of the ideas have fled now. I should give one update, though—my friend got out of Lebanon pretty early on and in good shape, for which I'm deeply grateful. She got a ride out on a U.S. Marines helicopter, so a big thanks to all of you involved in the evacuation. (No connection, but shortly after that, I got a nice email from an army sergeant who discovered one of my books while stationed in Bosnia, of all places. He said that later, while stationed in Iraq, he was always looking for good SF to read. That gave me great encouragement.)

I've been working hard on Sunborn, trying to beat down a group of chapters that just wouldn't shape up. I think I'm getting a handle on it now. Also, it's summer musical time at Arlington Children's Theater, which one of my kids is in, and for which I'm once more helping out on the sound board. We're in dress rehearsals for Damn Yankees right now, and have performances starting this coming weekend and going right through the next. (Fortunately—given that we're in the middle of a heat wave—the theater has upgraded its air conditioning!)

Listen, I'd love to stay and have a drink and chat, but I've got to get back to the book! See you later!

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8 Comments:

At 8:57 AM, Blogger tsmacro said...

I hope you're having fun at the theater and keep up the good work on Sunborn!

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Charlza said...

Glad to hear about your friend getting back safely.

And by all means...enjoy the kids and work on the book! hehehe :)

 
At 1:12 PM, Anonymous Ninka said...

Hello!
I just wanted to say, its great that you as a big author still take the time to communicate with your fans, and I dont understand, why there are so few comments...I love science fiction, and I read lots of books, but Your Chaos Chronics are one of the best...I can compare them only to the books of Isaac Asimov...I love astronomy, im in Love with the stars and I hope that you have finished your book soon and write much more.:))

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Hi Ninka! I'm not so big, just a little over five foot six. (Let's not mention the twenty pounds I should lose.)

Seriously, thanks for your note. I like talking to my readers, and even better, hearing back from them. I do wish more people would stop in and say hi. And thanks very much for your words about the Chaos Chronicles! (Do you hear that, John Bandicut? Charlie? The rest of you? Get going with that story of yours and figure out what you're doing!)

Jeff

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Hannah Allen said...

Where in Lebanon was your friend? One of my friends' sisters is still stuck there as far as I know in the north part. Glad to hear that he got back in one piece.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

Hi Hannah -- She was in Beirut, and got out shaken but unharmed. Gotta give the Marines a big thumbs-up on that one.

I feel for your friend. I sure wouldn't want to be stranded there. Migod, what a nightmare.

Jeff

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger Jeffrey A. Carver said...

BTW, Hannah -- the name-link to your blog doesn't work, but it does bring up some very amusing error msgs.

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Julia said...

Error messages? Oh. Teehee. Highly entertaining.

 

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