Other possible news is that Time Twist, (130,000 science fiction novel) is looking hopeful for being accepted by a small press. Again, I don't want to jinx it, but the editor told me she had "strong interest". I know - doesn't mean diddly squat until I have a contract, but it's a very nice thing to be told. :-)
In the meantime I have 150 pages of the new novel, tentatively entitled, Catriona. At Campcon with <lj user="ramblin_phyl">, <lj user="radcon_bob">,and some new friends, I had a chance to write 10 particularly difficult and complicated pages! It was a blast sitting in the Enterprise Shuttle #1, er, I mean the RV, across from Phyl, with us both tapping away on our keyboards. I kept hoping that some of her genius would transfer to me through the almost-touching laptops!
At camp I learned how to play Horseshoes, a grand American tradition. I was totally crap at it, horseshoes arcing randomly through the air, causing all nearby to scuttle to safety. I then did a rather graceful, (if I say so myself), nosedive into the horseshoe pit, tripping over the big nail in the ground, and got thoroughly dirty!
Highlights included lying like a pride of lions on a tarp at night, watching for space debris and UFO's. The Milky Way looked astounding, and made me wish that my RV truly was a space shuttle. Also, a sweet young man introduced me to Pendleton whiskey... Irish Bushmills had always been my favorite, but not any more. And <lj user="radcon_bob">'s stew concoctions were wonderful!
An awesome weekend; can't wait to do it again!