The book is done. Well, the first draft is done, which will likely require substantial edits. But, as of today, Gordon and I are free agents. We’re out of contract and are ready for the life of bounty hunting and smuggling.
We had a lovely Halloween. Our neighborhood is mostly devoid of children. Everyone who lives here either has older kids or adult children. We decorated the first year and nobody showed up. After second year, we stopped decorating, because it’s just sad, but we always optimistically buy candy and keep the lights on.
Yesterday the dogs go off. I open the door – 4 children in costumes. I gave them a whole bunch of candy, assuming they will be our only trick or treaters. Ten minutes later we hear a loud horn. A massive vehicle rolls in, one of those platform vehicle-looking things that might be used for a parade float. It’s decorated with Halloween lights and it disgorges roughly 50 kids into our yard. Once they came through, we had 4 candies left, so I raided our home stash. Then we got another kid pack and then another. We were so happy.
Today will be the day of general professional housekeeping and boring admin things we have been putting off.