I've been approaching a certain anticipated scene in World to World (The first novel in my Lying Swords fantasy serial) and I finally have it done—just today in fact. There is one little part left. It is in fact a simple brief exchange of dialog, but I have to move the scene from the middle to the end. Won't take much, but I decided to take a break from that to write this. Since I'm going to five ten-hour days of work again, I don't know when I'll have a chance to get back to this.
DAW is one of the premier publishers of science fiction and fantasy. The only premier publisher of that genre that does not require agented submissions. So that's my first submission for Saving Atlantis. The drawback is that they want it exclusive for three months. So, I'll take that bet. What have I got to lose?
We've been observing the six feet of separation rule at work pretty well, but starting this week the gentleman that does the same job on the other shift and I will be there at the same time three days of the week. Our work stations are next to each other on a long table. The six feet apart policy can't be observed as it stands. Don't know what, if anything, the bosses will do, but I suspect one of us will be sent off to a different function much of the time. As long as it's equitable, fine with me. I had calculated that I could afford to go part-time in August and thus avoid these fifty-hour weeks. Well, shucks, they got me anyway. But I suppose I can survive. So far our geographic area is relatively low in the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and we all hope it will stay that way.
I finished reading Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I recommend it. I donated it to the PDC public library.
Here's an odd coincidence: When at the Goodwill store in LaCrosse I bought three Dean Koontz hardbacks without even looking at the titles. And I set them on my dresser, again without looking at the titles and picked up the top one, which was From the Corner of His Eye. Then I picked up the second, which was Odd Thomas. And now I'm starting the third, which is Brother Odd. The odd coincidence (pun intended) is that Brother Odd is the immediate sequel to Odd Thomas. Just by chance that I will read them in the order written.
Brother Odd seems much larger than its prequel, but maybe its print is larger and the pages thicker. And since one is now in the library, I can't check.
I suppose, like me, you are looking forward to the stimulus checks coming from the federal government. I thought I might spend mine on booze and broads, but my wife did not find that proposal amusing. I had alternative ideas: Guns and girls? Sweets and sex? All received negative judgments. Can't understand why.
I'm guessing we'll blow it on something frivolous, like bills.
We could buy a used SUV...ten percent of one, anyway.
Please stay safe, observe all social rules, and if you're stuck at home, read. All my novels are available electronically, hint, hint, hint.