Saturday, 6 February 2016

07:51 – We’re back to doing science kit stuff and getting things organized around here. I’ll have to devote several hours today or tomorrow to getting my new desktop system set up, so Barbara will probably just shelve books and do other stuff on her list.

I got a little bit done this week on the prepping front. Here’s what I managed to do:

  • We managed to get about 300 pounds of white sugar, oats, cornmeal, and flour repackaged for long-term storage.
  • I read another bunch of PA novels, most of which sucked. Ellisa Barr’s series, which I mentioned earlier this week, wasn’t too bad, and Franklin Horton’s Borrowed World series was actually decent. I read these PA novels mainly for ideas, and it’s gotten to the point where if I get one decent idea from a book or even a series, I consider it a win.
  • I started to outline and write character bios for my own PA novel. I haven’t done much, but enough that I can see some real possibilities here. Just as a point of reference, Franklin Horton’s web page mentions that the first volume of his series sold about 2,600 copies on Kindle in its first month. If I can get this book stubbed out, I may talk to Pournelle to see if he’d be interested in co-authoring it. Jerry’s already co-authored one PA novel set in the California mountains. Perhaps he’d like to co-author another set in the Blue Ridge mountains.

So, what precisely did you do to prepare this week? Tell me about it in the comments.