Be forewarned: this is going to be a bit rambly-random. My brains are kinda scrambled, you see.
I'm in North Carolina, my 5th stop of 20 (see the 3rd-last post) and this week is one of the most intense of the whole trip as I visit Bethany School with Ann and do the equivalent of a full day's work interacting with students all day (and getting up at 6am, bleh!) - it's certainly fun, but full-on. I am at school until Thursday afternoon and then after midnight I get on a train to Atlanta to go to DragonCon. Yes, crazy.
The book publishing continues more or less as normal or even a little faster. Currently I'm doing final edits on the Avenir Eclectia collection and you are going to hear a lot more about that in a few short weeks. I'm very excited about this project!
I found a scribbled piece in my journal the other day, something I wrote a few months back - of how I wished for real life friends, people I could look in the eyes, kindred spirits who are in front of me and not just on the internet. Well, I've been enjoying just that since coming on the road - sure, only one set of people at a time, but they're real and here and with me and it's amazing. Of course, the goodbyes tend to get to me as well, because who knows when the next time will be? But it's so worth it.
I feel so lucky to be doing this. It is a strange old life I've chosen: hermit-like and solo at home for the most part, with occasional crazy trips to fill up on people and remind myself that all this is real and truly not just virtual.