12/16/08 — Short entry today, as it’s late and I’ve worked long and hard on ATTACK: TAKE TWO. In a few minutes I’m headed out with some friends to go to the indoor rock climbing gym at Oregon State University to get some exercise. True, an indoor climbing gym is not as good as the real thing, the famous Oregon crag Smith Rock for example, but in December with snow on the ground and the temperature hovering at about 20, I’ll take it. Besides, it’s a blast and a great way to work on technique, and spend time with my climbing buddies.
Also, rock climbing is figuring heavily into the new novel, so really this is another way of doing research.