Wrote 1200 words…

Wrote 1200 words yesterday, actually writing at home, which I consider extremely virtuous of me. No cafe prop required! :-)

I dove through Elizabeth Moon's The Speed of Dark yesterday -- utterly compulsive, and it even got me through a half hour on the treadmill without really noticing the time passing. So good! Well worth its Nebula, I think. I'm not sure whether I like it or Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time or Matt Ruff's Set This House in Order best for recent novels with unusual mind structures at the heart of them, but I like this trend in novels overall -- when done as well as these are, they're incredibly interesting.

I also finished reading Christopher Rowe's delightful chapbook, Bittersweet Creek and Other Stories last night, while walking around downtown (restless, so went for walk), which was full of fabulous rich detail, a terrific sense of place, and often quite creepy. In a good way. This morning, started reading Michael Chabon's Werewolves in Their Youth, short stories. I've been on a Chabon kick lately -- I'll soon have finished his books, and will then have to wait impatiently for him to write new ones...

This morning, back in the cafe. I'm really loving this cafe, btw. I now know the names of the two guys who most often serve me, Darren and Jake, and they know mine. It's comfy, friendly, the music isn't too loud and obnoxious, the AC isn't turned up too high, and yes, they still have free wifi. :-) I feel lucky that it's in walking distance.

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