I'm being quiet because I am:
a) Tired from too much travelling,
b) Dealing with the backlog of everyday administrative work that built up while I was away for a month (French tax forms, last year's accounts, book contracts, etcetera),
c) Working on the copy-edits to THE REVOLUTION BUSINESS (which is due out next April, and said edits are due back in New York at the beginning of September),
d) Working on finishing the novella PALIMPSEST, which is going into the short story collection that's coming out next summer (probably to be titled WIRELESS, but that's in the hands of the marketing folks),
e) Trying to get all of the above nailed down before I fly off to Belfast for Mecon next weekend.
I'm probably going to fail on point (e), but hopefully I won't be running more than a week late by the time I get into September. And then ...