Well, it looks like May is going to be some busier than originally anticipated, and it was already busier than April, what with the trip to Oasis at the end of it.
But! It turns out that Steve and I have a speaking gig on Monday, May 10 — that’s next Monday — to talk about science fiction in general, our books in particular and writing as a career, run away!
The next Tuesday, while Steve does his duty as a Trustee of the Winslow Public Library, I’ll be at the Fairfield Library, talking about how a novel goes from Crazy Idea to an Actual, I-can-hold-it-in-my-hand Book.
The Tuesday after that, Steve will pick me up from work at the end of the day and we’ll get on the way to Florida, while the cats have their good friend Mary over to keep them company.
Mouse and Dragon and The Dragon Variation will hit the street while we’re in Florida, unless they ship early, which is certainly possible. Unless, yanno, they sell out before they leave the warehouse. Work on that for me, willya?
Just a week after we come back from Florida, we’ll be leaving Maine again, this time for Duckon.
Somewhere between Orlando and Naperville is the Staff Retreat at the day-job, then summer hours go into force. Not, may I just say, a Moment Too Soon.
Oh, and yeah — we’re supposed to be writing a novel.
Oh! And Saltation will someday arrive in Maine, so that we can sign, seal and ship them. That’ll take care of the latter part of June, I guess.
July seems to be pretty calm at the moment. August. . .
I’ve got ReConStruction on the calendar, but finances may not support it. We’ll know better when we get back from Illinois.
August 15, the day-job goes back to full-time, and a week or two after that the professors arrive, Insanity happens, and I won’t be able to hear myself think.
Shuffles through calendar. A movie deal in July? Yeah, that’ll fit the schedule. . .