Busman’s Holiday


I’m back in the office today; later than I should have been, earlier than I would have liked to have been.

Last weekend was a quick getaway with my bride of 39 years to Broken Arrow Lake in Oklahoma, where we explored, canoed and swam for a couple of days. Before and after that, I have been filling my days with honey-dos, and trying to make hay while the sun shines. Tomorrow–July 4–my plan is to clean out the garage, put in a new light, repair the drywall in the ceiling and fix a leaking vent in the roof over the garage. It’s the last thing on the list. That’s not to say other things won’t show up–they always do–but for now, it gives me an excuse to get to the office for writing work and work work.

I had someone lined up to edit my new writing book, but that has fallen through. So I am faced with trying to clean it up myself or turning my attention to my main writing project for the summer, which I haven’t gotten past the first five chapters. Writing is like that sometimes. This is a project that I have had on the drawing table for a couple of decades, and for one reason or another, it never gets done. Sometimes we build projects up in our minds so much that we are intimidated by them, and then it’s easy to put them on the back burner. I know I do that, don’t you?

final5In the meantime, I do have my collection of short stories out–A Hole in the Sky and Other Stories. If you haven’t picked it up yet, it’s cheap, and if you like steampunk or fantasy at all, you’ll love the lead story.

My life seems filled with distractions, and as strange as it seems, the office seems to offer the least distractions for me at this point. So I will hang out here for a few hours and see if anything creative occurs.

Have a good 4th.

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