I'm hoping to leave work early enough that I can join my family for fireworks tonight. We'll see. It depends on whether there's breaking news, so I'm crossing my fingers for a quiet night.
On the writing front, I'm still working my way through editing a short story that will be my fourth-quarter entry to the Writers of the Future contest. It needs to be ready for my critique group by July 14. I've gotten the word count down more than 10 percent, and I haven't tackled one whole section yet. Sometimes I'm amazed at how puffy my writing is.
Current book on the nightstand: "The Dream Thief" by Shana Abe