The title says it all. I am sitting here doing nothing except considering what I want to accomplish today. Which means I am not ready to do anything except sip coffee.
I need to get back to working on one of my novels. I have two at the stage of rewriting, fixing, and generally frustrating myself. I wanted them both available for Christmas, but that is not likely now, probably sometime this winter. I am also working on my next killifish book … Killifish Encyclopedia: African Annuals.
The biggest hold-up other than my health has been a lack of pictures of most Nothos. Feel free to donate any pics you have. It’s hard to put out a book without pictures of the majority of species. I have made a tentative offer to an excellent artist to do renderings of most, if not all species and supplement them with what photos I can take or obtain. Setting up a new fish room two times in the last year hasn’t helped either. Now that I am more or less settled, I can return a larger part of my focus to writing. I guess I will be hitting Aquabid etc. for some fish. I still need to set up a photo tank and buy a decent 150mm macro lens. Oh well, that will happen.
At least I have a few fish now … I nabbed some nice young black angelfish at the auction as well as some midnight blue guppies and Split-Tail Goodeids. I also added to my plant collection. I still have a lot of work to do in the fish room including building some racks to hold my 20- and 30-gallon tanks. Hopefully, I will get to that this week. Which reminds me I need to buy some lighting fixtures too. The moving company essentially destroyed my workshop fluorescent ones and even some of my tank lighting tops. I need to clean a couple more Rubbermaid bins and put them outside for plants too. I did add feeder-type guppies to the ones I have set up already and hopefully, they will keep any mosquito or other bugs at bay.