Well, I hadn't planned to take most of last week off, but my body had other ideas. There was a stomach bug going around, and I caught it and couldn't shake it. I seem to be pretty much over it now and can get back to work.
What's on tap? Well, Octopodicon
is in a couple of weeks. I think I made it into the art show, though I haven't heard back officially. I'm working on a couple of special hats, and if I don't make it into the art show, I'll put them up for sale.
Next up is WhoFest
. I'll have a table in the dealers room, and I'll also be participating on programming. I'm working on some new items to be ready by then.
Coming up in February will be ConDFW
, and I'll probably be at a table during Fan Days in early February. More on that as the date approaches.
Friday I had lunch with P.N. Elrod and we talked writing. She graciously let me bounce some ideas off of her, and now I have a bit better handle on the WIP. Spent part of Friday night researching locations (again), and I think I've finally found the area I need for the main action. This is a bit of an alternate history tale, so I need to make certain events and locations work within the framework of the story. Additionally, I'm still firming up the chain of events that makes the alternate history plausible. I hope.
This particular book has been a bear in terms of laying the framework, but I think once I finally get it done the story might come along at a good writing pace. I hope.
Must get down to work. I need to make progress on the two aforementioned hats, wash some fabric, do laundry, and sew up a couple of test items. It'll be a busy Monday.