Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday at last

It has been an interesting week. Really. Sometime soon I expect to have a pond by my house. The neighbor had the slew in between our houses surveyed about three years ago and this week I saw the heavy equipment to move some dirt around. Now I am hearing the distinct rumble of a diesel engine and the back-up signal from big trucks just outside of my house. I believe if they are moving dirt I will be getting the boy and some lawnchairs out and go watch when it gets a little warmer,and the boy wakes up. In a couple of years I expect to be able to walk 50 yards and go fishing. I knew we bought this house for a reason.

I have just finished Tom Piccirilli's book The Coldest Mile last night. This is a continuation of Edgar nominated book The Cold Spot, and it was every bit as good, although I was a bit miffed at the cliffhanger ending. Guess I will have to buy another book from him when it comes out.

Today I am going to start on K.C.'s book Jack of All Trades (for which I received a very cool bookmark and stickers for yesterday). I have heard good things about it so far and I can't wait to get to it.

Also in the post yesterday I received my contributer copy of Night to Dawn with my story Coffin Nails in it. It is actually a very good layout and the artwork was very nice and nasty. I am considering getting a subscription for the next year to read Natalie and B.T.'s stories which come out in it next year, spring and fall respectively. You can look it up on lulu as well. It is issue #16. (they have electronic issues for sale as well.)

enough pimping, time to get back to work, my current WIP is standing at 7K since last week and I think I can add another 1K to it today. I am going more for time involved in the project and so far I have managed to put about 45 minutes every time I sit down to it. I haven't worked on it every day and I know I won't get anything done on it this weekend.

Have a good weekend, it is a long one here in the states and I have nothing pressing going on with the house for once. ah- relaxation.

14 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

Nothing pressing going on with the house? Who are you and what have you done with Jamie?

Enjoy the weekend.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- it doesn't happen very often. I may have to touch up some trim, if that makes you happy.

Aaron Polson said...

Man, I would kill (figuratively speaking, of course) for a fishing pond that close.

Congrats on the pub.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- I put that in there to make you jealous. ;) It will be a couple of years before it is stocked well.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Enjoy the future pond : ) WIll they be stocking it with stately bass?

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nat- if they don't, I will.

Cate Gardner said...

There's a fishing lake at the end of my brother's lake, here we have one with a few ducks and radioactive fish. Sounds gorgeous.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- Radioactive fish?! What did you do to them?

Cate Gardner said...

It wasn't me, honest govenor. :D Seriously though, you'd die if you barbecued one.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Construction sights are always a must see for the boys.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Construction sights are always a must see for the boys.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congratulations on Coffin Nails. I love the title, have added it to my to buy list.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- remind me never to bring a fishing pole to your place.

Jeremy- big equipment and lots of noise and dirt. Yeah!

Danielle- Thanks!

K.C. Shaw said...

Fishing ponds are awesome. If it's big enough you can get a paddleboat or a canoe too. :)