I fell way behind in my writing goal yesterday. I only managed to get 568 words written, but I do have an opportunity to name drop. Although this will only be impressive you have children the right age.
I met Steve from Blue’s Clues. He’s a friend of Jonathon (our director) and came out to visit. He is as nice in person as you would expect from seeing him on television. Sadly, I chose to go out with the gang rather than coming home to write.
I did write once I got home, but was falling asleep while typing. I feel a little distress that my writing did not seem to suffer that much… Today I’m trying to make up for lost ground and have my word count up to 9671. At 10,000 I’ll be back at the minimum count I need to finish by the end of November.
I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year long before I was scheduled to come to Iceland. Like a crazy woman, I’ve decided to go ahead and try it even though Rob is coming out to visit me for 20 of the thirty-one days available this month for writing. I’ll have to be really focused at work to reach the 50,000 word goal by the end of the month. My work in progress is titled “Virus Attached” and is a sci-fi detective story. I’ll post excerpts as I go.
Today technically started at 1 a.m. with a phone call from Jodi saying that he and Sam were locked out of their apartment. (I was still up writing, so they didn’t wake me.) Anyway, they came over and crashed in my living room, on the giant sectional sofa, which is clearly a refuge from the 80s.
In the morning, we all trotted over to their place to meet their landlord. Jodi and Sam made breakfast. Waffles, eggs, blueberries and skyr. Skyr is this amazing local yogurt that is so rich and creamy but somehow has no fat. I can already tell that I will miss it when I come home.
(Tor Books — August 21, 2018) Continuing the grand sweep of alternate history laid out in The Calculating Stars, The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well-established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course, the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, […]