It’s been over a month since I last posted. Shame on me! However, having not yet discovered the magic formula where I avoid distractions all day and get as much writing done as I think I should, I figured I would at least use the time spent sitting at my computer for actual fiction writing, rather than blogging about fiction writing (or about all the cooking I’m doing instead of fiction writing).
I would be remiss in my wifely duties, though, if I failed to mention that my husband Donald’s short story “Her Majesty’s Guardian” is now out in Daily Science Fiction, an excellent online magazine. If you’re already a subscriber, you would have received this in your email inbox a week ago, but now it’s live on the website for everyone to enjoy. It’s a great story, and very short, so I hope you’ll all have a chance to read it.
Here’s a picture of Donald for you to enjoy, from our Italian honeymoon back in May. This was taken in an ancient tavern in Ostia Antica, the old port of Rome at the mouth of the Tiber River.
Donald posing as an ancient Roman bartender
Speaking of ancient Rome, Donald and I are thrilled to be “embark[ing] on a culinary exploration of ancient Pompeii” tonight, with help from the Museum of Science. Donald is excited that all the courses include some sort of meat. I’m hoping that the wine pairings won’t be served traditional style (i.e., diluted 3:1 with water).