Well we are not used to it, but we have some heat headed our way, We are supposed to be close to 100F today. Of course that is with the humidex (can’t forget that). Tomorrow we will be into the 70’s, which is slightly more bearable, depending what you are doing. If you are at the beach you can burn just as nicely at 100 as you can at 70 with a little more comfort. Yes, I am one of them, burn, peel, turn white, burn all over again. Snoop loves this weather, You know that he has just about had enough heat when you take him in from his tanning sessions, hold him upside down and he looks melted... he is usually purring. Not to forget what season this is bug-wise, it is tick season. So far my niece has had 8 or is it nine, one here, the rest at her place. Sigh. I hate ticks.
I am over the 95% mark on ‘First Contact’... ya, ya… I know… I said I would be finished by this time and doing the reworking next week so I would be putting it into the edit pile by the first of June… still could happen, though unlikely. Eniko hates it, says it is my worst work ever, there isn’t a pointed ear in the lot. What is an Alien without pointed ears? I guess you will find out when the time comes. I haven’t touched ‘For the King and Elven Empire’ although I have a feeling that is going to be either a novelette or a full novel. Anyone like the idea of a full novel on the Eagle Claw children and their parents in the High Kingdom? That old ex-King can be just as bad as the kids, I swear it. I wonder what Elrohir is going to do to try to get HIM under control, or if it will be too much for him to handle?
I fully intend to sit back today, write another chapter on ‘First Contact’ and veg out with the Snoop Cat. He has been planning it out all week. He is sitting on the footstool with a “well” look on his little black face. As far as he is concerned the only thing missing will be the sunbeam. Will I get away with it? Well, I guess I will find out.
Oh yes, I guess before I leave I should show you the cover for ‘Luthien’s Song’ and update you on the edit situation. If everything goes well ‘King’s daughter’ should be in final stages of edits sometime during the first week of June, while ‘Luthien’s Song’ heads into first stage. (I never count the ones I do ahead of time or in between). I have a feeling that before June is over that one and perhaps ‘Living in the Light’ could be in final stages of edits, with ‘First Contact’ on its heels. Feelin’ good about that. Nothing like a good support team.