Monday, March 23, 2015

Yes, but where are the cup holders?

My husband sent me this link, because we're both total nerds about futuristic technology.

I watched the video, and thought the projected signals the car used were very cool, but this little voice in the back of my head kept saying "white interior...white interior...white interior..."

Anyone who has gotten into a car in bad weather, or has eaten in their car, or has small children who have brought things into the car, etc., knows what I'm talking about.  The last car we purchased in this household got decision delayed for months because the color we wanted only came in the white (well, "beige") interior instead of the black (well, "charcoal").  In the dealership car we tested, the beige interior was already showing stains, and it didn't even have 500 miles on it yet.

Maybe I'm just a messy person.  Here's to hoping that future cars come with the option of stain hiding charcoal interiors, are self cleaning, or maybe the entire interior comes standard coated in this stuff.

Friday, March 20, 2015

One book finished, another to begin

I have just finished draft one of Lion's Shadow, book 5 in the Redemption series.  It's about three weeks late on when I anticipated finishing it, which in part explains my absence here, but it will still make the publication date in July.  I'm setting up my Scrivener template for book 6 tonight, and fighting the urge to start writing it, because I already have on my calender to give Pale Hound (book 4) the final read through before I release it next month.  I might cave and make a cover for it, just to relieve some of the tension.

There's just something about endings that make me want to start a new book, and it's really hard to have to go back (in this case, to edit), when I want to be writing forward.  But I know it's better to leave things to mellow for a while before I do each editing round, so unless I'm going to sit on my couch doing nothing in the mean time (unlikely), I'm going to be writing between edits.

In other news, I'm having fun reading all of the rumors about the upcoming Star Wars movies.  While it wasn't classic Trek, I did enjoy the J.J. Abrams reboot movies enough that I own them now, and I'm curious to see what he does in the Star Wars universe.  I've got my hopes up, which could be a dangerous thing.