Had some Doggie Drama over Labor Day weekend. Fortunately, turned out to be one of those things that looks dire, but is treated with painkillers, rest, hugs, and time. He is getting to be a very big boy, though. Labs and shepherds can both get to about 100 pounds, so…wow. That’s a lot of dog. But it’s what we wanted. Looks like his ears are going to stand up one of these days. I’m going to miss the floppy puppy ears. But he will look fierce, especially when his bark gets deeper and less yappy. And that was one of the reasons we chose him.

The combination of the online and face-to-face writing groups is having the desired effect of pushing me out of the Slough of Despond. We’re doing three chapters (from three different people) every two weeks in the f2f group, so that’s making me scramble to get the first 7 in order. By the end of next week, I will be ready to embark on the second half. The finished 2nd draft will go to my other group around the holidays. I have until June to get a submissible draft to BSB, and I’m confident that I’ll finish it well before then.

I hope so, because Ira Adler’s book 2 (of 3 planned) is outlined and burning to be written. Same for the novel I have planned for Amy Archer, who will introduce herself to the world in a short story in the Women of the Dark Streets anthology (Feb/Mar 2012). You can also read an excerpt on my excerpts page.

Now, time for a curry.