So, today is Sunday.
It is as I write this 85F/29C feels-like-93F/34C, calling for a high of 87F/31C. The weatherbeans are teasing us with the bare possibility of thunderstorms, which I shall believe in when they arrive to thunder down the rains.
Today’s Mission, besides tending to chores, is to finish this section of the manuscript here, which needs one more scene to round it out. Then I need to write another brief scene, location TBD, add all of it to the Complete Manuscript (going by the call-name Jigsaw Puzzle), and! Read it. This will be hard, as there are portions of this book that I’ve read at least twenty times — and no, that is not an exaggeration.
I expect that I will also today crack the Elusive 90,000 word barrier, that milepost being a mere 700 words in the distance.
Back to weather, yesterday it hit 100F/38C here in beautiful Central Maine. Today is as reported above. Tomorrow? The temperatures dip back in the high 70s/low 20s, slowly creeping back up into the mid-80s/high-20s by the end of the week. Possibly, summer is over.
I also have here sitting on my desk an iteration of Accepting the Lance*, which I am assured is the typeset manuscript with the copy editor’s notes included. Steve and I need to work out when and how to read it. At the moment, it looks like getting up an hour earlier, brewing a pot of coffee, and Getting On With It may be the most workable plan. This all in service of not having to read proofs during the week we have marked out as one of those things that people have — ah. Vacation.
So, that’s the news hereabouts. Everybody have fun. If you’re in a hot zone, keep cool, stay hydrated, check up on vulnerable friends and family.
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*Accepting the Lance, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, the twenty-second novel set in their Liaden Universe®, will be published by Baen Books in December 2019. Earc will happen when it does. Don’t start with me.