Travener is back, having survived an eight-day road trip with the kids to Davis, California. We took in Crater Lake and the middle of Oregon on the way back to avoid the horror that is Interstate 5.
While in Kallyfornyuh, we took in Othello at Shakespeare in the Park in Sacramento. I'd neither seen nor read the play before. For those of you unfamiliar with it, a key role in driving Othello mad over the alleged indiscretions of his wife Desdemona is played by a dropped handkerchief. As plot devices go, it's pretty ridiculous, and the fact that the genius Shakes resorted to such nonsense to tie up his plot somehow made me feel better about the workings of the plot in my ms. Also, Iago is one of the all-time great evil characters.
So, back with new determination to get moving on the WIP, as soon as I finish sketching out all its handkerchief moments.