It was very nice to be out with writer friends. It was very nice to socialize like a normal person without doing a faceplant in the salad. It was very nice to be able to drive myself home at 8 pm without feeling like I was risking life and safety due to my own goofiness.
I think I'm just about back.
In other news, the_child finished the story she was writing yesterday [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. That was fanfic of my story "Jack's House". She wrote backstory specifically about how Jack came to be absent. And her sense of literary style is emerging. We had a long conversation about word echoes and how to rework phrasing to avoid them. Proud of that kid, so proud.