Sunday, May 18, 2008

On the road

Well, it has beena time of misadventures, though none quite zany. We left out of Louisville on Thursday afternoon, stopping in the town of Hurricane, WV for a hotel stay before hitting the road again early Friday. Around 7 p.m. we made it into Schuylkill County and met up with the in-laws, hugs and handshakes, checked into a no tell motel, and ate dinner. Later that night I made a run to a gas station for juice along a dark and windy road, missed the turn into a gas station, and wound up in a drainage pond. I'm okay, car's okay except for a dent caused by the tow man when he dragged it out. The problem is I borrowed my father's car for the trip because my old jeep wouldn't have made it.

The next day was spent cleaning up the car, fixing a slightly dented hubcap, and literally making myself sick. I contacted the old man, who wasn't thrilled to hear the news but didn't start screaming. We went out to dinner with the in-laws after that, then I headed back to the room and got a little sleep I hadn't gotten the night before.

This morning we packed up my car with Sophie's things and loaded her in, hitting the road at about 1 p.m. after visiting and saying goodbye to Pap. Taking off, we made it roughly to Cumberland, Maryland before deciding to put up for the night and finish the trip tomorrow. So we hit Red Roof Inn there, and here I am. We should hit Louisville around 6 or 7 tomorrow, with the most grueling driving ahead of me still. It'll be....interesting.

Waiting to hear back from Unspeakable Horrors for the story "Weekend Trip". Finished "The Parable of Judas" for my submission to Age of Blood and Snow. My trip to Hell has been booked, but Mom found my rough in the Jeep the other day, read it, and called to ask if she could send it to a friend of hers. I very reluctantly said yes, as it's still a draft and will stay one for a couple more days until we get home and get unpacked so I have revision time.

Came up with a basic idea for a story to submit to The First Line before August 1, as well as reading that there's been a new anthology announced by Catherine on her blog at http://fright-fest.blogspot.com . I like the idea, and I think I'll see if I can get two stories going side-by-side for once if a decent idea hits me. Sophie is running in circles around a hotel room, I'm tired from driving, and Her Pregnant Majesty has some seriously frayed nerves.

This is going to be a fun couple days.

Peace,
J.C. Tabler

2 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Her Pregnant Majesty - LOL! I hope she doesn't read your blog or you're for it.

Good luck with all your subs.

J.C. Tabler said...

Even if she does, I like to live dangerously. Besides, at this point, as the third trimester begins, I'm pretty sure I can outrun her if I have to!