I really have been very busy both on writing and non-writing fronts. I’ll try to stay in touch more often.
I need to integrate the emails from the drawing with Dave Butler, and yes, I need to send the five books, right now sitting on my research desk.
So, what is going on with the Sarah?
Well, our intended house did not pass inspection. It would have been all right if we weren’t already at the top of our price range but we were and I’ve done the house buying enough when inspectors discover 50k in costs, double that. Yes, most of it was piddly stuff (except the roof) but there was a lot of piddly stuff that needed to be done before it went critical.
Since then, and despite one trip to intended location, we haven’t found anything. We’re now evaluating two, but they’re not precisely where we’d like and the price makes me a tad squirmy. OTOH we need to move. The further trip to low altitude state confirmed my brain works way better there. And the auto-immune goes into remission if I’m there more than 3 years. So, there’s been a ton of looking. I swear I have house listings on reload.
In aid of that I’m packing, and feeling like I’m getting way too little done. And going completely insane.
While the above might not be an accurate representation of my packing, it’s exactly what it feels like (with less moustache on my part). Next up, sanding, painting and other insanity. Our goal is for this house to go up in a month, though.
Not in the way represented below! Though it might explode from an excess of packed boxes, who knows?
Among my postponed tasks is figuring out if I can use this to convey a book to you bypassing amazon and the like. Unfortunately I am not going to have time to look at that till probably a week on the other side (I always unpack kitchen, office and bedroom by that time, and the rest can be slow.)
So, for now — clears throat — announcement:
Other Rhodes — aka the cursed book — is up for preorder. Believe it or not it’s the first time I’m trying preorder. I have no idea if it will have any benefits for me personally.
And the first readers are already threatening deathy death for sequels. But right now I’m finishing Bowl of Red. Yes, amid packing. It’s a bit nuts.
I’ll have snippets from it, and uninked and inked pages from Barbarella, and—
Soon. Because the forces of evil aren’t gettin away with this.
I have books to write, and I don’t have time to play with evil. (Except for Havey cat, who despite being a cat isn’t really evil.)