Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stage Managing

I'm still not announcing anything, but there are things happening behind the scenes, seismic forces shifting and such, that have some really exciting potential. I'm intentionally being vague.

One thing that I can say is that I'm trying out the standing desk thing as I write this. Well, it's not so much a desk as the kitchen table with a laundry basket inverted on stop. It's not quite tall enough but it's not bad. I have an old drawing table that my father made for me when I was a teenager and the intention is to modify that to what I need for a standing desk in the office.

Of course my wife is thrilled that I'm bringing yet something else into the office but if it keeps me on my feet while I'm writing, that's a good thing in the long run. It's becoming apparent that sitting for long periods (I have a 40 minute commute - one way - every day) and my job does require some periods of sitting at times. So this is an elegant solution despite one more piece of furniture in the house.

Also, I'm reading a really fantastic SF book by Ann Leckie: Ancillary Justice. If you look over at my Goodreads account you'll see I'm finding it terribly engrossing and cool. Mostly it's because the writing is so good and the worlds Ms. Leckie is creating are compelling. It's such an interesting take on the whole AI thing that I wonder now about some of the stuff I've written. Maybe I wasn't so far off the mark. We'll see. Anyway, I recommend it to anyone who's interested. Wonderful stuff.

That's enough for now. Gotta get some writing done.