Empire Avenue is not in fact the bane of my existence, though it can be frustrating at times. I have started working on updating the book, but it is slow going. I am thinking it will probably be a September release. It does seem to me that I am definitely seeing the summer slack off in my own online communities and I know that things will pick back up when fall rolls around.
As we here in the United States celebrate Independence Day, I read that thousands of people in our nation’s capital remain without electricity, following last weeks’ derecho. (It seems climate change is a boon for vocabulary nerds.) I can imagine how miserable it must be in that heat without power for days and days on end. I’m remembering I think it was last summer when our power went out for several hours on a really hot day. We took our clothes off and went out on the patio and tossed buckets of water at each other to cool off. It was a bit of fun it seems to me. Or perhaps that is just nostalgia, making me remember things better than they actually were at the time.
I’m finding that it really is a lot easier to crank out these three word posts when I can simply make a selection from a fairly large pool of possibilities. I also seem to have gotten into the habit of waiting until just a couple of hours before the 5pm deadline to begin working on each post. I’ve written before that being on deadline doesn’t necessarily make you write any better. (And a careful reading of this post would, I suspect, confirm that notion.) But facing the deadline does at least get my fingers moving and get me to typing something. I don’t think that makes the deadline the bane of my existence, but it is useful somehow. And finally today, my thanks to Mr. Bill for suggesting today’s words. It sounds as though Empire Avenue may in fact be the bane of his existence.