So I finished the first draft of the second book in The Mapmaker Series Tuesday and the final couple days of constant writing burnt me out a little.

That’s my excuse, such as it is.

Hopefully I’ll have something for the Writer’s Campaign Monday.


I am absolutely useless this week. I can’t even manage to get a picture of my new cat.

In other news, my computer has decided that crashing and overheating while doing the most menial of tasks is fun to do multiple times a day. Looks like I’ll be getting a new one within the month. I’m just not sure which to get. I’m tempted to get a System76, which runs Linux. I’m told that you can get OSX to work on a couple of them since they use similar components. I’d get a mac, but they’re a little too Big Brother right now for my tastes. I like the idea of using Ubuntu, but I want my Photoshop…

Oh, what First World Problems I have.

First Fridays with my friends one of my favorite things about being back in KC. I’m not sure exactly when it started, but sometime in the last 10 or 15 years there has been a movement in Kansas City to revitalize the downtown area. So far it’s worked. One of the first things to develop in this push was the Cross Roads District just north of Union Station. It’s a little pocket of the city where a number of art galleries, restaurants, and other indie style retail shops have cropped up. In the summer the First Friday of every month all of the art galleries are open late, there are local musicians on the street playing, and usually concert with someone well known in the lot behind Grinders (which has fantastic pizza and atmosphere). Much to my chagrin, I haven’t gone to nearly as many as I should have, but I’m working on it.

And of course I have to mention the Fourth of July. We celebrated the night before with a big dinner with family and friends. No fireworks though I did get to watch a bunch on the horizon from my writing window.

And I really don’t have anything to say about today. It’s the 5th of July somehow. My Mac is working fine again after getting stuck booting up into Ubuntu. I’m tempted to switch to Linux, since I do need a new computer someday.

That’s all I’ve got!