The 8-day hiatus helped. Here’s what happened:
Went to a condo in Reno, Nevada. Contributed mightily to the local economy. Got some exercise, had a few meals in nice restaurants, contributed more to the local economy and did some sight-seeing.
What did I see?
Would you believe Balloon Races? Would you believe Airplane Races? Would you believe Human Races?
Some of the places I visited:
- Atlantis Casino.
- Cal-Neva Casino.
- Harrah’s Casino.
- Denny’s restaurant and Casino.
- Safeway Food Market and Casino.
- Costco Gas Station and Casino.
- Reno Public Library and Casino.
But wait, you say, you couldn’t have spent all of your time gambling… and you’d be right. That actually got old pretty quick.
I did read an excellent book. A book, in fact, that I’ll be reviewing in these… erm, pages today or tomorrow.
Here’s what I did not do. Despite the best of intentions, I did not work on Uphill Writing. At all. I did not work on my other three blogs. At all. I did not work on my novel, FIVE. At all. I did not enter a yodeling contest. At all.
I did almost no writing at all, either. That said, I did outline my novel for the upcoming NaNoWriMo competition, and I think—only think, mind you—that the idea is as good as any I’ve ever had, and better than most. Gotta admit, I’m happy about that. What? You want a clue? OK, the title is either Wizard Blood, or Blood of the Wizard. Oh, and it will not be a YA novel or in any way Harry Potterish. Expect it to be edgy and gritty.
That’s pretty much it on Hiatus-Ville…
Oh, one more thing. In case you haven’t noticed: We have a new look.