How many people out there knew that while every major news network and every local channel were chasing poor little Ernesto up the coast there was a Category 4 hurricane beating the heck out of the Mexican coast and a Super Typhoon rampaging across the Pacific?
Oh yeah, NOT AMERICA. Doesn't count or exist other than a sound bite or two to "prove" that we give a snot about anything other than ourselves.
But enough of that. We will have plenty of false alarms and perhaps the real deal as we move into September, traditionally the most active time of hurricane season.
All my laying around on the couch, staring off into space has about paid off. See, it may look like I'm not doing anything, but actually I am thinking. And that's hard work.
I was having all kinds of problems with my work-in-progress. Actually it's pretty much a work-dead-in-the-water. But I've almost got it figured out. The problem was Tilly, the next door neighbor, who is going to be a major character, but she was just absolutely refusing to fit in the skin I was giving her. It took her a while, but she was able to get through to me just what her story is.
So I shall, for the fourth time, scrap most of what has been done so far and begin again.
Loki sez: Leave me alone! I'm thinking!