January 24th, 2007


Six Months of Work

My last kiss of freedom came today in the form of Paul Park's 3rd installment "The White Tyger" in the Princess of Roumania series. Can't wait to get going on it, even a few pages at a time. I worked my way through the first two volumes over the past few months. Moms just don't get a lot of free reading time, especially moms who should be writing, not reading.

Meanwhile, I did a run at Borders and B&N (guns blazing) and then attacked my huge personal collection for anything by Connie Willis, George RR Martin and Walter Jon Williams; including the back copies of magazines that are not currently boxed up. Now I have a bookshelf crammed with books and stories I need to read over the next few months as I prepare for Taos Toolbox (http://www.taostoolbox.com, still taking apps).

And the new system is coming along. I'm not getting up as early as I want yet, but I'm starting to change my focus and settle my gym routine into my writing/working life. I began a slash edit of "Clap Your Hands" two days ago. I'm still experiencing a bit of vertigo with all the moving around I did. It's coming. I have a list of what I want to do first, whether it's the tax job or the writing job. Now I have to add a reading section to my list.

So. Kick in the pants.
Frog Out

Meanwhile, I'm training Walkabout to go into her coop by herself through the barn when I hold open the coop door. This is instead of tossing her over a fence. In other news, she now runs and ducks under the fence gate, just like the cats.