Nick & Corban 166
Long term 27
Fruits of Thine 68
Publishing: "Chain-male" comes out August 1 from Amber Quill. If you like slightly kinky contemporary, this is it. A library staffer in love with a night-school mechanic. And a visit to a historical re-enactment. Amazing what one can get up to in a tiny little Viking tent. Betas, there's still time to get your suggestions in before edits.
Church: suckered again. I volunteered for a cake. Now I'm bringing cake and cookies and a small table and a shawl and my tarot deck. Dessert and Divination this Friday at 6. It's a fund-raiser, $10 donation for dessert and a tarot reading/palm reading/rune reading.
Work was hot but freight was light. Returns will be HELL. This is that time of year.
Workout, 6 miles
You have biked 197 miles.
You have passed The western edge of the Midgewater Marshes.
It is 4 miles to the next landmark.
You have 261 miles to reach Rivendell.
The ground now became damp, and in places boggy and here and there they came upon pools, and wide stretches of reeds and rushes filled with the warbling of little hidden birds. They had to pick their way carefully to keep both dry-footed and on their proper course. At first they made fan-progress, but as they went on, their passage became slower and more dangerous. The marshes were bewildering and treacherous, and there was no permanent trail even for Rangers to find through their shifting quagmires. The flies began to torment them, and the air was full of clouds of tiny midges that crept up their sleeves and breeches and into their hair.
Reading: Almost done with The Jungle Book and about halfway into Filthy Shakespeare.
Scent of the Day: Crossroads A chill twilit garden of blooms over dry earth and mosses, heavily laden with incense and offertory herbs.
Card meditation of the day: Page of swords. Youth, new ideas, news and new perspectives.
Quandry of the Day: My Ellora editor wants more steampunk from me. Should I noodle on that or keep plugging and step up my word production for Julnawrimo? A whole new project could take my mind off the slow progress. Or it could all derail horribly. Page of swords: new ideas. Any ideas on good steampunk romance?