Ladies & Gents:
In book land, I'm reading what's called first pass pages – that's what is above (along with my Thanksgiving tablecloth). This means the manuscript is all laid out in book form, and I'm reading it one more time to catch any typos. I'll be doing this on paper (thank goodness because I've about had it with track changes lately), then mailing the book back in. Someday this will be a real, live book. Promise.
I just booked a trip to Austin, Tx. for The Running Event. Looks fun, right? I hope to write a few stories based on what I see there, but also see a city I've never visited before. I had hoped to drive, and stop back on the Blue Ridge Parkway on my way home, but alas time will not allow. Next time. If you have any tips about hanging out in Austin, let me know. I won't be there too long, but I hope to enjoy what time I have.
Half marathon on Saturday. It'll be my first – and only! – of the year. I don't think I'm trained right for it, but I am vowing to take my time and enjoy the view. We'll see if I stick to it.
"National running safety month is a time for reflection" for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Missing Italian runner shows why it's a bad idea to use someone else's bib" for The Guardian
What I'm Reading
Still on Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling – as expected since the book is long, but I'm almost through.
What I'm Watching
Arrow. This seemed a natural progression after The Flash, and I haven't been disappointed yet. Both series are much better than I expected from the CW (sorry CW).
Short newsletter? Short newsletter. I'm deadline slammed this week – and that's not including re-reading my book – and was up last night with a sick pup (who is doing better now) so I will tally ho and get some writing done.