And We Are Officially Going On Vacation!

The crowds during the Fête de la St-Jean-Baptiste in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Taken on the 23rd of June 2006 with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P93 5.1 MP camera. Part of the Quebec City Lights Series.

On Thursday morning, I casually informed the administrator in charge of the foreign staff that I had completed all of my mapping and if he could please review them so that I could make any required changes before leaving for my vacation.

So fast? I haven’t even started mine!

I spent part of the morning formatting my 3 files the correct way that he wanted and that was that.

Today, I received official confirmation that I will be going on vacation as of tonight.


A photo collage of my dog masturbating. It took me forever to catch him at it. 

Next week, 42 hours less of work. That still leaves about 20, but that is like a vacation for me.

It is a vacation!

I am actually not going to have to get up anymore in the mornings.

Late mornings every single day!

I don’t remember the last time I was able to do that on a weekday, probably for the Autumn festival. There are a few things that I plan on doing next week. First and foremost, taking care of those little errands that have been nagging in our minds over the last few weeks.

And then, writing.

I plan on writing more of my stories. I will vary between Galactic Rim, Post-Mortem and Empty Planet most probably. I might complete a few short stories that I started a while ago as well and lay foundations for my other stories that have been nothing more than concepts for months now. One is called Ångström and deals with advanced technology making its way into the past. The Kobayashi Tales have about 7000 words until now and retell the adventures of a solo in Cyberpunk 2020 RPG setting. It is very action packed, since most of these tales have been played out by myself with some of my friends years ago. Metahuman involves Nazi scientists and human evolution gone wrong.

Since I last talked about these stories, I have worked on all of them except Metahuman. One thing that has sometimes plagued me in my writing, is that when I write too many stories at the same time, I have trouble finishing a story line and moving on. GR was never meant to be nothing more than a novella, at most, but I am happy to say that it has become a common universe for most of my stories. All of them will be related in part with the GR universe, although Empty Planet will have a completely different setting.

Contrary to my efforts at writing novels when I was younger (I have tried writing a few, Bobby Birondeau was a character I created for one of them), I did complete outlines and plans for all of these stories and know where they are going and how they are going to end. I was most concerned with the action and sequence of events in the main GR story, at the point where I am right now, a few chapters in the future for the readers.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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