The Gentle Art of Long Car Trips

Please let me know if I’ve missed any very important events in the last 3 days or so. I’m surfacing for a moment to catch up, but don’t have time to read 5 days worth of stuff.

We took a trip up to the Decorah Nordic Fest on Saturday with our friends Mark and Michelle, and then Sunday we went to the 50th Wedding anniversary party for parents of friends, so we’ve been spending a lot of time in the car. There have been some cool things for writers.

1. I’ve learned a lot about thermite reactions and white phosphorous, because I’ve been studying clever ways to blow up…but that would be telling.

2. Matt Hughes has given me chapters of his book Genie Memories to read. I’m looking forward to it.

While I’m feeling smug about things I’ve seen that you yet haven’t, I should also mention George Galuschak’s On the Making of a Dead Man’s Hand, which truly should be snatched up by some wise and thinking editor.

It’s going to be a busy week, kids. In addition to keeping up with the Clarion Write-a-thon, I will be working on some sewing for Anime Iowa. Hey, the presentation’s done, but it would be nice to get the outfit done for Friday’s party too. And, there’s work Tuesday and Thursday.

It’s my hope to have a write up about Red Hood’s Revenge soon.

What have you been up to? What projects are you working on?

Catherine

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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