Monday Musings: Wow! It’s September!

Where did the time go? It just doesn’t seem like it should be Labor Day weekend already. We’ll be seeing pumpkins and mums everywhere soon.

“Two’s Company” is just about done. I have a few chapters to review this week, but it is basically at the point where I am calling it final. Oh, I could poke, prod, and pick at it forever, but at some point, you have to say Done! Honestly, I like this one. I suppose I am prejudiced since I wrote it, but I am pleased with the way it came out. I think it’s a decent story, I like the characters, and I feel it does justice to the space opera genre. I hope those who read it once it comes out (December!!) think so, too.

Of course, now I have to dive into the production and marketing end of things. Production is nit-picky and time consuming, but I can do that. Marketing is a whole ‘nother issue. I really don’t like that part of things, and I am lousy at it, as well. But I have some ideas, so we’ll see how it plays out.

On the production side, I’ve been doing some research into readability of fonts, and styles, and all sorts of things. It’s been interesting and has given me some things to think about. I’ve been playing with some formatting and layouts. I think I found some stuff I like, and have had some suggestions on what I have played with, so I think it’s going okay. Of course, I will have to make a decision so I can actually put the thing together!

On the personal side of things, I’m going to give a shout out to our six year old grandson who, with his mom (our oldest) and faithful (stuffed) giant anteater companion, Digger, this week completed climbing all forty-eight of the NH 4000+ foot mountains. He started when he was four. They started the hiking because he needed to be both mentally and physically challenged and this was a way of doing that. He fell in love with the hiking and climbing, and they just kept on going. Quite an accomplishment for a six year old, and we are very proud of both he and his mom. Not sure what’s next for them, but he wants to redo Mt. Washington. That was his favorite.

Happy Labor Day weekend for those celebrating, and Happy September to everyone!

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