Hey, munchkins. Sleepy…

Hey, munchkins. Sleepy Mary Anne. It's 11-ish now, and I'm trying to decide whether to go to bed or not. It's been a fairly busy day -- woke up around 8 and worked steadily on e-mail, and then on reading BW manuscripts, until about 1. Then Roshani came by (no Zoe today) and we went down the street to a cafe where we worked until 5:30 or so. I did a fairly detailed revision of the new, more complex version of "Mint in Your Throat" (intermittently having had a different name but now back to the original), which I'm happier with, but it's still not quite there, I think. Roshani read it, and really didn't get what I was doing with the guy -- I'm having a very hard time figuring out how to communicate it effectively to the reader, given that it's in the second person *and* he doesn't understand it. It makes it very difficult to *show* that the reality is subtly different from what he thinks it is. Argh. Maybe I can persuade Jed to take another look at it -- I'm feeling pretty lost, which is frustrating, because in some ways, I think this may be the best thing I've written. *bang head against wall, desk, computer, etc.*

Came home and read for a while, Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue, a feminist linguistic sf novel. Good so far, but my brain started feeling fuzzy enough that I decided to put it down. Watched the season finale of X-Files -- it's a good show, but it scares me. Poor Kevin, trying to do math on the same couch, with me eeping at every sudden move on the tv screen. Though I'm not sure he actually noticed. When he's deep in his math head, I think I could jump on his tummy and he wouldn't notice.

Okay, maybe he'd notice that.

I think I'm going to try to read a few more manuscripts before bed. I'm making good progress, so I'm not going to try to race. Is not good to read manuscripts when tired -- it's like student papers. You can't give them a fair read.

Oh, big yawn. Maybe I not read anymore tonight after all. G'night. Sweet dreams.

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