Kind of a basket of updates here. I spent the last week doing makeup drills, which was an absolute blast. A lot of the saltier sailors in my unit, field grade officers and chief petty officers, are a lot less gung-ho on serving than I am. Since I’m still company grade, I keep waiting for my enjoyment to wear off, but it never seems to happen.
Anyway, some news in my writing/military career I wanted to bring you up to speed on:
– The final revisions for CONTROL POINT have been delivered/accepted by my editor. This means the creative part of the book is done. I will still have to review copyedits/proofing, and while I guess I *can* continue to revise at that phase of the process, that’s not likely to happen. This is the book you’re going to get, minus the punctuation/spelling changes that will get ironed out in the proofing process.
– Got a power-up for my military character sheet as well: the Special Operations Service Ribbon (SOS) for service in Deepwater Horizon. Yes, I know, just a gee-gaw, but when you get paid as little as we do in the military, having your hard work recognized is nice. Besides, it keeps the chiefs from making fun of you for not having enough decorations. One does get a little tired of hearing “excuse me, sir! There’s a stain on your shirt!” after a while.
Anyway, back in DC for the nonce. The next big steps are selling my car and then I will finally make the big, permanent move to Brooklyn. At this point it’s been so long in coming it’ll be anti-climactic.
Oh, and somebody Tivo Game of Thrones for me. I’m missing it because (for the next couple of days at least) I live on a couch.