Either due to air quality, heat, or the fact that I have been a slacker for the past couple of weeks (between houseguests and other obligations), when the GRD and I went for a run this morning I just sucked. Had to walk up all the hills, which is unusual--often, I have to walk up the big one, but it's big, what can I say? Still, I needed to get back on the wagon, and in that regard it was a success. My plan for the rest of the morning is to hit the famer's market in West Hartford and then head on over to the gym and swim. Then come back here and work on some of this reading, since I appear to be still waiting for my brain to regenerate.
However, "Wind-Up Boogeyman" is complete and just waiting for a last round of notes from my Shadow Unit compadres, and I'm beginning to contemplate getting a head start on Grail.
Soon, I need to start lining up the background reading for Smile and for the untitled second-world-fantasy-with-conquering-empire, the one that takes place in the same world as "Love Among the Talus" and Bone & Jewel Creatures. There will be a lot of background reading. I think I had better get some of these other books out of the way first. Like another metric butt-ton of criminology, for example. And maybe some of the WWII stuff.