i finished the first draft this week. I'm guessing it will take another two months to pull everything together before sending it in. next week is the short story contest at clarity of night. i'm really looking forward to that! had to break down and start taking allergy medicine. hate it. i feel like a different person when i'm on this stuff. i look at my old self and think, what an idiot. then i look at my new self and think, what a snooze. bottom line: hate the meds. i hope i can get off them in a week or so.
my kids will be playing in milwaukee tonight in case anybody from milwaukee happens to spot this. love the poster designed by tom stack of stackmatic.
they play saturday night at the Picador in Iowa City. It's the grand opening of what used to be Gabe's Oasis. I saw Frank Black there several years ago. Hottest i've ever been in my life. bet i lost ten pounds in 3 hours.
september is going to be crazy. i'll be doing some traveling, visiting friends and relatives, book signings. i have something coming up i'm really looking forward to. nothing to do with writing. not sure it's going to happen, so i won't mention it yet, but stay tuned.
edit: oops. almost forgot to mention that i did make it to once upon a crime last night. not a great turnout for stuart's signing, but decent. i've really seen signing participation drop drastically over the past few years, and i wonder if there are just too many writers doing signings.