I'm back at work on The Shade Of The Moon. My brain is racing with ideas for new and revised material. My fingers, alas, aren't in nearly as much of a hurry. But I did get a fair amount done yesterday, and as long as I keep getting a fair amount done, I should finish the thing fair and square.
Meanwhile, although I've pretty much given up reading for the duration, I have a couple of things to recommend to you to read.
The first, and shorter by far, is an article in today's New York Times about families and all their new variants. I found this article particularly interesting because first of all, I'm a total sucker for families in any variety imaginable, and secondly because I have a friend of a friend whose family is constructed in one of the more contemporary fashions (not a variant covered in this article), and thirdly because a lot of what Blood Wounds is about is the way families exist and co-exist these days. Note what a strong and healthy ego I have, to link to Blood Wound's pushing into 2,000,000 number on Amazon. I'm simply telling myself the number will become more respectable (and less like my weight) closer to publication date.
Speaking of publication, the next link is going to take you to a whole other place, an ebook of an amazing book called ThThe Art Of The American Soldier. Because it is an actual book (unfortunately, in my opinion, available only online), it takes a while to download, but it's well worth the time and effort. Feel free to share the link with anyone you think would be interested. It's patriotism at its best.
I will now resume procrastination at its best. A game or two of Solitaire should get my fingers ready to write!