After almost a full month off, I’m ready to get back to regular blogging. I needed the time off to fix a badly broken manuscript. It’s been dull, tedious work, and there’s still more dull and tedious work to be done.
But I’m making progress. The revised manuscript is coming together nicely, I think. Lessons have been learned. Improvements have been made, and a lot of superfluous text has been cut. I’m confident that, in the end, everything will turn out okay.
Also during my time off:
- It turned out there was still one last real life problem that needed to be punched in the face. That’s now taken care of.
- I spent a lot of time re-reading some old favorite novels and re-watching some old episodes of Star Trek—the kind of stuff that inspires me to keep writing.
- I also spent a lot of time having long, difficult conversations with friends about my writing. Why did I get into writing in the first place? Do I really want to keep doing this? These sorts of questions were a lot harder to answer than I would have expected.
- I had a paracosmic experience involving my muse, but I’ll save that for Wednesday’s meeting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
But the most important thing, at least in relation to this blog, is that I managed to catch up on some of my research. There’s a lot of cool space stuff I want to talk about. We’ll start digging into that in Friday’s episode of Sciency Words.