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[personal] Home, and the pieces are catching up

My cold and I came home to a house where one could successfully hang meat. (And no, that is not a reference to my dating life.) Luckily I already knew my heating was on the fritz and had scheduled a visit from the heating repair guys (not Robert DeNiro in Brazil drag), and so they were here an hour or so after me. is quite ill with some vicious crud which has been going around her school. Life’s a party here!

At least I’m home. And it’s warm. Now.

I do report some mild success with Writing Related Program Activities this afternoon, while the ever-wise pointed out something in chat which unpacked hugely for me anent Endurance as well as an impending Green-related short story project.

[personal] It is to be tired

Worked all day. Omaha Beach Party this evening, with , , , Mrs. , M— and T—. That was very nice. By the time I got from the restaurant to the room I’d managed to lose one glove (in freezing weather, where you’d think I’d notice) and lock myself out of my room, twice (it’s more complicated than that, but I am too tired to explain and the net effect was the same).

The cold seems to be diminishing, so with luck I’ll sleep decently prior to cracking my happy self out of bed at a Very Ridiculous Hour to fly home. The weekend seems to be made for laying low and keeping warm, in the interests of not inducing a return of the cold, but of course the heat at Nuevo Rancho Lake is on the blink. Luckily I made a smart and have the heating guy coming at 2 tomorrow. Let’s hope my plane is not late.

Writing work for tomorrow: Potlatch workshop stories, Endurance synopsis, a blurb for ‘s excellent debut novel Passion Play, and answering some interview questions.

Writing work for tonight: to sleep, perchance to dream.

Play nice, do good, I’ll see some, all or none of you back in Portland.

[books] Green and Greener

The last few days I’ve been thinking about a sequel to Green. I believe I’ll make some story notes, and probably write a synopsis, before I get on to the revision Tourbillon at the beginning of March. I know the new title (for now): Endurance. I have the opening scene in my head, which means Fred is gnawing on it. Putting words to paper will let me get on to other things, while giving the ideas a chance to digest and be socialized among them what needs to know.

So properly, I suppose this post should be entitled Green and Endurance. More to come, and maybe even a WIP, if I wax sufficiently poetic.