Hello and welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you nice mug of very strong French Roast! Not your cup of, well, I do have tea if that is your cup of… Also other beverages, though it is morning so I insist non-alcoholic drinks.
As long time readers might surmise, we are in New Hampshire this fine morning. And I am not exaggerating about it being a fine morning. It has been hot the last few days, but the heat should go away leaving it only slightly above average. This morning there was just a small amount of autumn bite in the air, but it was still shorts and short-sleeve shirt weather. I did a five mile run and then took each dog for a mile walk (2 dogs = 2 miles). And now I finally get a few minutes to relax with you with a nice cup of Joe.
It was a typical busy week with little to show for it. No, no, I’m sorry, plenty to show for it. I am almost done with the Halley Branch! I am 2/3 done with the third to the last chapter and about 1/4 done with the last. Yes, I jumped ahead a while back and wrote the “confrontation” chapter so I knew what i was working towards. I wrote and posted the first chapter on the 25th of August, so I’m going to finish this book length story in less than a month.
Thinking of the Halley Branch, you may notice that I posted 6 chapters in a row over the last week starting with an unusual (for me) Sunday post. I have put some thought into it and have decided to slow down just a little, stretch out this last third (or so). Perhaps increase the tension… Also give people who are not involved in the story a reason to visit my site and not just click on it and say, “Darn, he’s still in the middle of that stupid story!” If you are not involved in the story but want to see what the shouting is about, see why my total visits have stopped the nose plunge they’ve been going through all summer and actually started to grow again while I post it, well, you should start at the beginning: The Halley Branch (Part 1). (Edit – And you may have noticed I added a page to my menu bar! Or click here for it.)
I think I said it’s still summer here, so besides writing, I’ve been doing some finish up summer stuff. Like I mowed yesterday. I did a little repair. Stuff like that. Though I am very ready for the Autumn! October is usually my favorite month by far. I love the crisp air, the beautiful colors. I will not miss the hot and humid weather! But I will miss the long days.
And I’ve even had a few minutes to play music. When I say “play music”, I mean with my hands. I may post something soon, as a break from “The Story”.
If you haven’t guessed, I’m a person who likes doing things. I’ve been trying to keep up with other people’s blogs, but sometimes i have to break away from the computer – life is too short to be tied to a machine, even if the machine acts as a portal to other people’s lives.
Anyway, that’s about it for me. How about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, though no promises since it’s a beautiful day and I’m heading out soon. If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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