I know I spent a week doing nothing because of lost mojo and other things. I’ll put the funny story at the end, which won’t be too long a wait. Anyway, the kid is home for a week and a half. So, no big projects for me even if I regain the urge. I might take some time to jot down ideas for other series when he’s playing alone or eating lunch. More than likely, those periods will be used to handle email, tweets, and blogging. In other words, I might be heavily delayed in responding to stuff or simply disappear for most of a day.
Quick questions: I’m going to be scheduling posts for August in a week because I don’t want to jump into a project and stop for it. Should I start hyping the next Windemere book around August 22nd or wait until September when I hope to release it? I’m also looking at a problem with teasers. Too much can get revealed. Is it possible to hype a book without doing teasers? Maybe I’m just not looking hard enough.
Anyway, here’s the story:
A week ago, my glasses broke and I had to go two prescriptions back while the frames got fixed. Well, I got them back on Thursday and picked them up in the morning because the kid had a half day. Got home with some lunch and handled some computer stuff, which is normal. Went downstairs and looked outside to see my parents talking to one of the neighbors, my dad having been out there to mow the lawn. Something looked off, but I couldn’t figure it out for a few seconds.
“Hey, dad! What happened to my car window?”
The front passenger side window was shattered. My first thought was that a rock had shot out of the lawnmower and hit it in just the right spot. My dad’s first thought was to check the glove compartment to make sure I wasn’t robbed. Keep in mind, he was by the car the entire time it had been parked. I still checked, found nothing missing, and then went to call insurance. My choices were taken the car in during the afternoon or wait two days for someone to come over. Did I mention it was supposed to rain that night? Also, I doubt a garbage bag over the missing window would stop bugs, stray cats, and any curious kleptos.
The repair guy had a laugh when I said the only way it could be vandalism is if I pissed off a ninja since my dad was there. Thankfully, much like my glasses, the repairs were covered entirely by insurance. A plus side is I found whiskey-infused cherries at the 7-11 near the repair place. Still trying to figure out a non-alcoholic drink to put them into.
So, that was my adventure. Unless you count another doctor visit for blood tests and discovering that I will not be going on medication for the liver and cholesterol.