Shopping, cleaning, writing

Considering that I’ve been sick the last few days, I was pretty productive today. I was up early to take my car in for servicing. I did a full compliment of grocery shopping on my way home from that. I then spent several hours doing laundry and cleaning the house, including mopping the floors in the kitchen and bathroom–something I kept putting off. I cleaned up the mess that was on the kitchen table. What a relief that was!

I got my Apple Care papers in the mail today for the new laptop. I also got my second SFWA Forum and my name appears in this one. Don’t get excited, it’s only there because I’m listed in the directory insert that was included as part of the issue. But it is kind of cool that my name now appears in the official SFWA directory. It’s too bad I don’t have voting status yet. I noted that Joe Haldeman’s The Accidental Time Traveler had one recommendation for inclusion on the Nebula ballot. If I could, I would give it my recommendation as well. I loved that book. It was by far the best book I’ve read this year.

In fact, I’m looking for a good s.f. book to read right now and I’m having trouble coming up with one. Earlier this afternoon, I read the first few pages of Ian McDonald’s Brasyl but I’m not sure that’s what I’m looking for at the moment. The truth it, I have no idea what I’m looking for, but I want to read something good. Anyone have any good s.f. suggestions? (You might check my reading list first in order to see if I have read the suggestion already.)

And I did some more writing this afternoon. I did about 500 words of Graveyard Shift while at Saturn this morning. While writing this afternoon, I did another 1,600 words. That’s 2,100 words on the day so far, which is better than par for NaNoWriMo. But I didn’t get any writing done yesterday because went to bed so early, so I’m still about 600 words behind par overall. I may get some more writing done this evening.