The return trip was thankfully uneventful to make up for the 2-day insanity of my outward journey. I'm very proud that I managed to make it through four cancelled flights, two seriously delayed flights, and leaving and arriving at different airports at both ends from what was on my itinerary in order to reach my friend from Norway whom I may not see again, unless I fancy a trip to Norway! It was a lovely visit. I don't feel like babbling about it here too much; there's not much to say except, "whee, that was nice!" It was great to see autumn on the east coast again, schoolbuses and rain and yellow maple leaves and fading crickets and green grass and kids going out trick-or-treating.
So. I didn't get far with the ship manifesto because I had too many interruptions and/or was tired, but I wrote one more pyre_flies drabble, Cold Shoulder, and had a fit of obsessive compulsiveness (yes, cupcakemonster, laugh and point) smoothing out the writing in Till Death Do Us Part. I was goaded by a review on ff.net complaining that sometimes I had too much description, other times not enough, and the reader couldn't always understand it. Of course, he was 14. Maybe he was not getting the parts I was leaving up to the reader's imagination. I'm not sure my tweaks helped, but I feel more satisfied knowing it's not quite as half-assed.