Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Prologue to THE COMMANDING STONE is now online

I just posted the Prologue to Book Three over at my website. For those of you who've slogged through the first two books and want to get a peek at where things are going, head on over and check it out!

Direct link to the page is here.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Ballroom dancing

This past Saturday I took a beginners' class in ballroom dancing. The three dances were the Rumba, Foxtrot, and Tango. To my great surprise, I really enjoyed myself! I expected to have fun simply because of the company I was with, but the dancing itself was more enjoyable than I expected it to be. After two and a half hours I was pretty tired, and some of the steps were getting away from me -- I completely forgot the Foxtrot steps during our end-of-session recap! But that is pretty common, from what I gather. I didn't look down at my feet once -- something many of the other men had trouble with -- and only once or twice came close to stepping on my partner's feet. She's much more experienced at this than I am, and seemed pretty pleased by how I did.

Now I'm looking forward to attending an actual dance where we can put these to some use. I liked the Rumba the best, and even went so far as to practice it on my own the following morning, before I blew out my back. (More on that in another post.)