Well Ted and I managed to find one of the only places in Canada with cold/rainy/foggy weather and I have to say that it's a nice break from Ottawa's heat and humidity. We're in Meteghan Nova Scotia in a summer curling bonspiel staying in a cottage near the ocean which we haven't really seen yet because we're fogged in. Our record is one win and one loss - well we tied the second game but lost on a draw to the button. We could have five more games in two days if we keep winning ... so might be more merciful to lose and find our way to the bar. The spiel includes a scallop and a lobster supper, so really, we're all winners :-)
The Dundurn team sent along the copy edited Turning Secrets for my final review. I'll be working on it when I get home and have about six days to go through it. My last kick at the can so I want to focus on every word. From past experience, I know that it's time-consuming, meticulous work.
I also heard from Alan Neal about the guest appearance on CBC Radio's All in a Day. I've been paired up with another local author and we'll be meeting at a coffee shop later in August to interview each other for an upcoming show. This will be one show in a series and should be a lot of fun, both for us and for the listeners. I have a copy of the other author's book, which I've begun reading but need to also focus on soon.
So not much time for writing this week but I'm just 500 words short of my 50,000 word goal for July. Hopefully if this manuscript goes like the others, I'll start to pick up the pace as I get closer to the end. But for now, curling, seafood and fresh salt air.