It’s finally, finally warm enough to go swimming, and so I’ve been spending a portion of each day out by the pool, getting toasty and sun-soaked and deliciously lazy after milling aimlessly about in the water for a while.
Unless you’re going to swim laps, or you have a friend to talk to and play games with, there’s not a whole lot to do when you’re in a pool besides float around, tread water, and pretend people aren’t looking at you and wondering if you’re quite well. But I don’t mind. I just like the coolness of it, the effortlessness of existing weightlessly, and that silken feel of dragging my hand through the water, thinking about the miracle of chemistry.
It’s lovely, and I enjoy it immensely, but it’s been leaving me too achy and sleepy to focus on much of anything else. Having taken a short break from SZ-K over my New York weekend, I’ve lost the flow a bit, and I’m not sure where to go from where I am. I think I need to sit on it for another day or two and figure it out. An interesting character has suddenly appeared, and I know he’ll be important, but I’m trying to weave his storyline into things I’ve already done, which can be a bit frustrating, especially since I don’t quite know what his big contribution is going to be.
Other than my little bit of writer’s block, which is a recurring theme, I’m noticing, things are all right. Job activity has perked up a bit, which is encouraging and sad at the same time, because even though I need money, I do enjoy my freedom. But all good things must come to an end, and that includes my credit lines. So it’s back to work as soon as I can.
Additional developments include:
- A(nother) 5-star review for The Last Death of Tev Chrisini on Amazon, from a wonderful and supportive fan.
- My first review, also 5 stars, for Treason’s Choices on Smashwords, which recently reached just over 100 downloads.
I’m very pleased and thankful for both contributions, and I urge all of you who happen to have read TLDTC to leave me a review somewhere, whether you liked it or not. We all read them, but we rarely leave reviews, which are, of course, the best way to help your fellow readers decide what’s worth their hard earned $2.99. So please consider taking a few moments (you only need 20 words!) to add your own opinion.
And that’s all the news that’s fit to type, for the moment at least. Hope y’all are keeping well, and staying nice and cool on these 97-degree days. Whewsh.