Ok, maybe magic is not the right word when it comes to my writing. Let’s just say that this is where I sit around a lot, banging away on the laptop. Of course, the most important thing is the coffee cup for tea, the tea press to the right, and honey to the left. There is an empty Coke Zero bottle and some empty water glasses also on the table. (Which reminds me, I need to clean before Ann gets back.) Anyway, I plan to spend all weekend writing and editing.
I posted a few weeks ago that I have a book under contract with NDSU Press, and we are busy working away at the revisions. None of the changes the reviewers and editorial staff want are hard, but getting my hands on new sources is often a challenge, but Ann has helped out, a lot. Like most historians, I am very good at buying books on Amazon.com, then Ann can scan important chapters into a .pdf and email them to me. Other books are available through Kindle for download, which is really convenient too. So, I should have a draft ready to send to the press by the time I get home, next month. Hard to believe we are counting down about 5.5 weeks until we leave Russia.