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Monday. Weird Monday with the holiday, because the gaming group wanted to do a marathon session. 3pm until whenever instead of 6pm, because they are all off work today.

I’m going to GM. And been yuck all weekend, but mostly recovered. It will be interesting to see how much energy I have. Or if I kill them all off. Heh.

Writing. Still getting used to taking weekends off. At least I was sick and just marinating all weekend. Hit me after I got home from Tai Chi (masked, but I got it earlier, I think). Collapsed and napped, after coffee. Didn’t hardly do anything, but that was the right thing to do.

This morning, banged out another 4500 words on Corsac 3. Aiming for about 80k each, so coming up on a third done. Story moving nicely. Setting things up for the next several novels, as the 6-book structure comes into shape.

Also planning some weird shorts for you folks, inspired by strange art I find on the webs. Something will jump out and light that bulb, so I have to write it. And having to create something for everyone on a monthly basis means that I am pushed to wander off down rabbit holes.

Better, by allowing myself to do whatever, some of them turn into novel projects (Yasmin, Ollie, Flight Officer Brannon), while others will be one-and-done and I don’t have to circle back and do anything with them.

Liberating, as it were, because sometimes I do want to make them bigger (Ollie novel 2 is done, after all, and I have more to tell. Same with Peter Najjar, one of these days.)

In my perfect world, I’d have time and space to write 2-3 million words per year, just to be able to explore all these different ideas. Instead, you’re kinda stuck with what I’ve got.

So, if you aren’t following me on Patreon (see below), you are missing out on about 50 stories I’ve been too lazy to actually publish, but I think I’ll need to do something about that, going forward.

How do you folks feel about me putting all the shorts up on the Knotted Road Press sight for sale?

Shade and sweet water,


West of the Mountains, WA


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