Serendipity, sort of


The couple on one side of me in my coffee/writing spot is discussing the fun time they had the last time they got drunk. The three people on the other side are discussing alcoholism treatment programs in the DC area. I am not making this up.

Perhaps I should introduce them.

Good news &bad news


My favorite coffee/writing spot was named “Best of the Best’ by Bethesda Magazine.*

The bad news. Now everyone will want to go there, and I might get stuck with the table with the wobbly legs.

*Even though it’s in Silver Spring, which means it must be the Best in the World.

Go away and let me write


You* know you need a writing break when someone you like a lot and haven’t seen in months rushes over to you in your favorite writing place and your first thought is, “I wonder how long they’re going to distract me?”

*Meaning me

Absolutely, positively, last edit


I’m 1/3 of the way through my absolutely, positively, last edit of this dang novel. If I have to look at it much longer, I’ll take an axe to my computer screen.* I’m not even sure what it’s about anymore.

*This is, of course, hyperbole. I will merely use it to play Tic Tac Toe with Liquid Paper.