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So the last couple weeks have been spent enacting the latest chapter of, "What Happens When Your Immune System Meets New Germs, Colorado Transplant Edition." I couldn't work at all for a week. I still have to monitor my screen time because of my eyes. Blargh.

This has not been a good year for me, healthwise. Or I suppose one could say it's been a great year, if the goal is to harden up the immune system. I guess we'll see how the second year in Colorado goes.

But there is good news!

I do believe I can meet the goal of launching Breath of Stone before 4th Street. There'll be far, far less pre-publication stuff than I wanted, but I'm more than willing to roll with that. The book itself is ready for readers, and that's what counts most!

Once Breath of Stone is in your hands, I'll be putting together the upcoming publication path. On a day to day basis, my schedule is unpredictable, but the overall time for writing is greater than at any time I lived in Indiana. That translates into more books! This is a good thing!

Thanks to a very generous patron, one of my two old and wounded cars will be repaired shortly after I return from 4th Street. That's more than a month ahead of what I'd be able to do otherwise, and the support and generosity is a most wonderful thing.

The next step will be to find a couple days for camping. 4th Street is its own celebration and retreat, but the need for solitude and silence is deep enough to make my teeth ache.

Have I mentioned here I'll be teaching karate, stage combat, and Shakespeare this autumn? I'll be working with a private arts enrichment youth organization, and I just couldn't be happier about that.

And, just in case I haven't mentioned it before, my son is awesome. How awesome? Well, I had to interrupt a conversation about his awesomeness when he came home early to bring me pepperoni and bacon pizza. That's how awesome.

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Date: 2016-06-09 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greylistening.livejournal.com
I am so sorry Colorado viruses have been kicking you around. :(

I am THRILLED that I will soon be holding Breath of Stone in my greedy hands!!!

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Date: 2016-06-09 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] blairmacg.livejournal.com
Hee! I figure the recurring illness is just a matter of paying my dues. :)

And I can't wait to have STONE out to the world!!

Date: 2016-06-09 08:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elenbarathi.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear you've been sick; hope you're better soon! Great news about your book; woohoo! and "Huzzah for the Generous Patron!"

Where will you go camping this time? Will it be just you and your dog again? Ah, Wilderness were Paradise enow...

"karate, stage combat, and Shakespeare"

What a rockin' combination! I bet you have a blast!

Your son is truly awesomely awesome. (Mmm, pepperoni and bacon pizza...) Happy hugs to both of you! (and the dog.)

Date: 2016-06-09 05:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] blairmacg.livejournal.com
TOTAL huzzah to generous patron. I had one more supportive payment come through late yesterday, so got the car down to the shop this morning!!!

I don't know where I'll camp next. Some of it depends on how the weather coincides with available dates and such. A site two hours north of Denver can have *drastically* different weather than a site an hour south! I'd love to go back to Pueblo again, but the grasslands up near the Wyoming border are beckoning...

And a pup always comes along when I camp alone. I might give little Tanner her first camping test-run this time. She's much less intimidating on site, but is quite protective and territorial. We'll see. :)

Hugs back to you and yours!!

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