Six, six little subjects... When I get ten, I think it'll be time to actually start making mugs and t-shirts. :-)
Other kingdoms grow -- I switched my readers' list to yahoogroups, and put a pointer on my stories page. Within the last few days, eight new people have joined! I probably should've done this a long time ago... I suspect I'll also end up posting my travel plans on it occasionally, so that if readers want to meet up, come to a signing, etc., they can be sure to get informed. We'll see...I want to keep the traffic low. Very low. Unless I start writing more, of course.
And while some things grow, others shrink. I'm down to 16 messages in my inbox. My goal is to clear it out entirely before I go back to Utah. We'll see. That would be very exciting; I don't think my inbox has been empty in several years.
Zak and Sharon are coming for lunch at 1; I think I'll just read until then. I picked up a Lloyd Alexander kids' book yesterday, The Iron Ring. Finished it this morning. Pretty good, if a bit surreal. It's basically The Chronicles of Prydain, distilled to one book and set in India. All the characters are essentially the same, though. Kind of funny. But I enjoyed it. Eilonwy is fabulous, even if you rename her as Mirri, a bold gopi (milkmaid). She still has flashing eyes. :-)
Back to Nathan Englander for now, I think. Still enjoying these stories muchly. He just misses being bitter, over and over again. Fascinating.