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I’ve just finished packing

6/14/08 — I’ve just finished packing for our annual trip to Kentucky and South Carolina for family reunions. We won’t have our girls with us this year — both tied up with work and school — but we’ll adjust and have a good time with the rest of the clan at Barren River Reservoir (KY) and Folly Beach (SC).

A nice part of being a freelance writer is the job’s portability. I’m taking my laptop, external hard drive to back up my work, and a large three-ring binder with notes for STORM MOUNTAIN. It’ll be a bit out of context working on a story that takes place high on a Cascade peak in a snow storm while in the South and all of its accompanying heat and humidity. But, hey, if I can’t make the imaginative leap I might as well hang up my writer’s hat.