It's always seemed weird to me when begins in August, rather than the day after Labor Day, like it did in Chicago when I was growing up. Anyway, I haven't been blogging a lot this summer, so here's a much-abbreviated post of "What I did last summer."
Of course, the bulk of the summer was working on the follow-up to CHRONAL ENGINE :-).
In July, Cyn and I did a trip to Galveston, where we went to Moody Gardens and saw some penguins. We also did a trip to the Railroad Museum and wandered around the Strand.
|Avian dinosaurs at Moody Gardens|
|Another avian dinosaur at Moody Gardens|
|Cyn at the Bishop's Palace|
|Big cruise ship|
|Me and a diesel locomotive.|
|Me and a steam locomotive|
|At the Rain Forest Cafe|
|With the ghosts at the railroad museum...|
Then, after just enough time at home to do laundry, we headed out to Honesdale, PA, to teach the Highlights Foundation YA Whole Novel Workshop. It was a great deal of fun -- good food, relaxed, collegial atmosphere, and a lot of writing time. Unfortunately, I took the draft of CEII down to the bones.... Best of all, it was about 25 degrees cooler than in Texas. :-).
|Giving my speech on Voice.|
|The cabin in the woods...|