One Hundred Thousand (and 688)

Words, that is.  NewBook hit 100,000 words yesterday morning at about 1:15 am (I was so close I couldn’t just quit and go to be, in the 98-99 thousands, could I?  No. Celebratory snippets:  1)  Camwyn’s first meeting with Aesil M’dierra For the next two turns of the glass, he was by turns surprised, alarmed, Read More…

A Family Note: overlapping memories

In 1944, during WWII, when I was conceived around the time of the D-Day invasion, both my parents worked in defense industries near or in Chicago.   Both were engineers, and I believe (not for sure in my father’s case) they were both liaison engineers for the Army Air Corps in aircraft factories.  They had been Read More…

Reader Help Needed

I need some details from the Paladin’s Legacy books, and I’m missing a couple of them, so I can’t just yank them all off the shelf and search.  I know I’m missing both Limits of Power and Crown of Renewal from the shelf.  I’m not sure which book certain details are in, and they’re critical Read More…

“On the (plot) road again…”

Now over 39,000 words.  Wow, this book wants to be written, so far.  I need eyes that don’t tire from screen time and fingers (right hand in particular) that aren’t arthritic.    But it’s wonderful to be on the road with a book that wants to GO down that road.   That has dragged me away from Read More…

7 Days of Progress

More like 6 1/2 days if my finger-counting’s right.  It’s noon on Saturday, July 2.   Crossed the 35,000 frontier this morning.  May or may not get to 36,000 by tonight.  Yesterday didn’t make a lot of movement in wordage (some in the “notes”) because I drove into the city, bought some stuff at Dover, went Read More…

Emergency J6 Committee Hearing

Folks–if you’re able, get to Twitter or YouTube and watch this committee hearing. https://twitter.com/MeidasTouch  or https://www.youtube.com/c/MeidasTouch Right now it’s an intro show they do, but in about 35 minutes it’ll be the committee hearing.  

Progress

So, I’m officially started on another book.   The next Vatta book having stalled in a way I just can’t seem to fix, my agent suggested doing something else, and what came to me was an idea from Paksworld.   Once I started it, it took off (as did the Vatta book for the first part) but Read More…

J6 Committee Hearing: Day Three

Anyone remotely interested in US politics, government, governance, etc. should be following–watching if possible–the broadcasts of the House Select Committee Investigation into the January 6, 2021 insurrection.  (If you’re not, and you’re actually a US citizen, boo-hissy at you, because it is that important.  The rest of you, not citizens here, have no responsibility to Read More…

Travel In The Dry

Last week’s trip to Uvalde County in Texas has proved (after our house guest left) to be…a very strange trip indeed, in light of the school shooting in Uvalde.  We were in the northern bit of the county, where the Texas Hill Country begins, staying between Leakey (Real County) and Concan (Uvalde Co.) , and Read More…

Brief Absence

A friend’s arriving tomorrow to stay for a week, so I probably won’t get anything posted here in that time.   Today was more frantic than it needed to be…I had a full morning planned, but first on the list was paying my credit card bill so I didn’t have to worry…and instead of being able Read More…