Right…I’m back over here briefly. The new new book is now over 60,000 words, but there’s an interruption right now because page proofs arrived today and need to be worked on promptly. And I have a Vatta short story to make jell for an anthology with a closer deadline than the book. As often with short stories, it doesn’t want to jell. It wants to either grow to a novel or shrink to an anecdote. Neither is acceptable.
Other LifeStuff is shoving in and demanding its due. I’m slowly getting stronger, but the weather is SO HOT that outdoor exercise is still not really possible. Today I walked and did some pruning for about 25 minutes, at which point the sweat was running down my face and back and I needed to get inside out of the hot humid non-air. (It felt like breathing through a thick wet sponge.)