Blue Monday

I’m rather despondent as I write this.  On-going this, that, and the other thing.  I can’t quite get to and back from the ocean on my own at the moment, because Reasons, but if I could I’d definitely run away today.

Well.  Next week, maybe.  Or the week after.

In the meantime, Book the Next has exceeded 40,000 words for the fourth time since we began this journey, and — has not only not (as yet, experience teaches me to say) been busted back to private, but has put on a little more weight.  (Yes, Mixed Metaphor is today’s special.  Why do you ask?) We have also reached one of the pivot scenes, so — yay, us.  I’m taking the fact that we have reached this scene to mean that we’ve finally gotten the set-up right.

Fingers crossed, going forward.

The title for Book the Next continues to elude us.  I’m thinking maybe we can do a Choose Your Own Title, sort of like Choose Your Own Ending, only you get all the fun upfront.

For those who have been playing Amazon Bingo at home — The Crystal Variation, including novels Crystal Soldier, Crystal Dragon, and Balance of Trade, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller is currently on-sale at the Kindle store.  Pretty good, for a book which shouldn’t have been “suppressed” in the first place.

No, I’m not feeling charitable.

Well.  Snail mail has arrived while I was writing this.  I note a lack of promised checks.

And on that note, I’m for the gym.

Y’all have a nice day.

Are you taking pictures AGAIN August 7 2016


4 thoughts on “Blue Monday”

  1. Is BookTheNext mostly a Theo book? in which case how about “Offworld Escapades, Hidden Tasks”? Hope you get to the ocean soon.

  2. No. Theo’s one of several characters in Book the Next. I was lobbying for her not even to have a speaking part, so as not to take the dern thing over again, but that doesn’t seem to be an option. On the other hand, she has serious, face-to-face competition in this book, unlike The Gathering Edge.

  3. I’ve been thinking about your post in the unworded part of my mind since you posted it. Times when I’ve had to present a public face — not waving but drowning — made my words shut down and my real life collapse, something like a struggling lung.

    It’s olympian if not titan sometimes to get on with getting on. I’m familiar with deep oceans where blues lose their light and blackness feels much, much heavier than gravity. Driftwood from your word count still counts as Art among admirers on the shoreline.

    Human and two cats, we all enjoy reading. Thank you for gifting us with your hard work.

    Pepe additionally hopes that you don’t need eye drops. He’s a paragon of virtue when it comes to pills but we are really, really adverse to staring unblinkingly into the combined power of a steroid and an antibiotic.

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