Next up will be a modern-day novel set in north Florida, Rhett DeVane's "Cathead Crazy." I grew up in the Florida Panhandle, so--in addition to finding a well-told story in this novel--I'm reading about familar places from Tallahassee to Lake Seminole.
During a visit to my father-in-law's farm earlier this week, I wondered if I was going through Internet withdrawal. That's right, there's no DSL or WiFi there. Was the real world becoming less real than the online world? Perhaps so, as I speculated in The Internet is Drugs. What about you? Can you stay away from e-mail, blogs, online news and Facebook without feeling weirdly out of sync?
My friend Smoky Trudeau Zeidel, hard at work on her third novel, writes about a mid-course correction when a story that doesn't gel forced her to resort to an outline and synopsis for the first time. Since I don't use outlines, I wanted to know what happened in The Evolution of an Author.
This has been a slow and relaxing day, with time to write and post that review of "The Comrades" and work through another draft or two of my short story in progress, the fourth of the year. As for dinner, there's some barbecue to warm up and a few recent TV shows on tape to choose from.
I hope you are enjoying a perfect spring day in your world.