I’m housesitting on Lake Catherine for my friend Cyndi. I arrived yesterday afternoon, and Cyndi and the hubs took me for a ride on their pontoon boat. The sky was overcast, which kept the heat bearable and the wind kicking up. Lovely for boating. We headed to Fisherman’s Wharf and tied off on the dock before entering the restaurant for a meal. That’s the first time I’ve arrived at a restaurant by boat. How cool is that?!
They left early AM and I’ve had the house and dogs to myself. I can’t believe how much I accomplished without a telephone and with limited access to my email account. I finished first round edits on Stone’s Embrace (tentatively scheduled for release July 14) and shipped the story to my editor.
I worked on the synopsis for a new futuristic, set off-world, for Samhain. Something a friend and I are writing together. We are going to try writing this in tandem, alternating chapters, and following two separate plot threads. We will probably kill each other before it’s over, but it sure is fun right now.
I finally set up my iPod and hit the iTunes store. I have tons of metal CDs (like NIN, Disturbed, GNR, Audioslave, and Aerosmith), Pretenders, The Cure, U2 and Green Day to upload when I get home, but I downloaded some easy listening tunes: Jason Mraz, Plain White T’s, Kings of Leon, Black Crowes, Train, Kelly Clarkson and Jeff Buckley. Not anything I’d want a full CD of, but tunes that are nice to fall asleep to. If you have any suggestions for music I should check out, let me know. I think I have a new obsession.