June 12th, 2007


NEH, cat

512 pages. 119K. Two chapters left. Unless there's one. @.@ This is _so_ much the NEH. I think I'll finish today, though. We're going to go have lunch with Sammy and Myles and then I think probably I'll just come home and work until it's done. When I am done, I will watch Alias. Possibly several episodes, even if Ted thinks we should pace ourselves since it's the last season and all we've got left. :)

When I'm done, I've got to revise the revisions. Hopefully that will be a one-day project (I think the only thing that really needs work is a three-chapter chunk at the end of the middle third), and so with any luck I'll get it out to test readers on Thursday and can turn it in by Monday. Only, you know, a month later than I hoped and two weeks later than I feared. Sigh.

Zilli's back from the vet with a new cast and a not very happy personality. The vet didn't seem to think he'd re-broken his toes (thank goodness) and says to bring him back in next week to be checked on. In the meantime, when we leave the house, he'll be in the kitty carrier, and when we're at home, he'll be confined to the room we're in. Argh, but better than him removing another cast. Sigh. She also wrapped it higher up above his elbow, so maybe that'll help him not pull it off again. Dumb damned cat.

Arright. We're off to lunch.

dooooooone glorious DOOOOOOONE


541 page. God, that's 64 pages and six chapters longer than the last draft. 125,941 words. I think I cut about half the book, and I rewrote very nearly everything that wasn't cut.

To celebrate, I have eaten the amazingly good savory crusted cod with red sauce dinner that Ted made, and eaten some ice cream, and watched four episodes of Alias, and...

...and oh, look, my other editor sent me a revision letter for THE QUEEN'S BASTARD today, just like she said she would.

I'll be over here, weeping in my beer. :)


So the rest of this week looks like:

- Wednesday: revise the revisions. Send to test readers. Read the TQB revision letter. Maybe rent a new place to live. Sulk if necessary.

- Thursday: get Chance in the mail. Sulking on the horizon. Discuss electriCity with drivingblind. Get back on the weight loss wagon.

- Friday: go into Cork & 1. get hair cut; 2. maybe buy old Chronicles of Narnia boxed set. Further sulking forecast.

- Saturday: maybe READ A BOOK or three. Especially if I can find RIVER OF THE WORLD. Suggest to self that's enough sulking.

- Sunday: Reading still sounds good, doesn't it? Maybe respond to reader comments on HoC, if I'm feelin' crazy.

- Monday: Send HoC to my editor. Stop sulking, and get to work on TQB revisions.