Writing update – I am holding my breath right now. The publisher asked for the full manuscript, and he should receive it tomorrow. It’s anybody guess how much time he will need to read and decide whether he wants the book. (He’s read it before, but I made several revisions, and tightened it up a bit.) I will certainly let you know. Should he offer to buy the book (and hopefully its follow-ups!) we will be ordering a new laptop, a Blackberry and a Lego Death Star (fulfilling a promise made to a little boy years ago). Just for the record, I started working on the book July 28, 2005, the date the story opens. However, I had to drop the year from the text as later books have put us some twenty years in the future. I’m not into writing future stories.
Other stuff – Jon was gone this week, but made it back safe last night. SPRING! It is warm enough to run again. I was so sore after Monday’s run that I didn’t get back out til this morning. Such a wimp. Picking up my bifocals today and we’re closing on the refinancing of our house. Even when I’m not busy, I’m busy.
Techie stuff – No new stuff this week except that links to my posts are not getting shortened when they post to Twitter. I haven’t figured out why yet.
What I’m reading – Justinian’s Flea. It’s a history of the Plague that hit during the reign of the Emperor Justinian and nearly wiped out Europe. More devastating than the Great Plague, but yet it receives less attention. I love histories that focus on the personalities and the interconnectedness of the events. Next up for school, The Golden Compass.
What God has taught me – I blogged Monday about getting out of the boat, about being where Jesus is and not relying on what seems to me to be the best course of action. Now that I’ve been made aware of that in theory, in abstract, I expect a ‘practical’ test soon.