I am a dork. I just…

I am a dork. I just realized that I didn't keep the e-mails with the Kathryn crits, and thus I don't have the names of the people involved so I can write them and ask them if they want to be thanked in the acknowledgements. If you're one of those people, please remind me. I'm so sorry. And if you don't want your name in there (I can understand why one might not want one's name in a smutty book :-), that's totally fine with me. I just don't want to accidentally leave someone out; y'all have been so helpful! I don't know how writers managed before the net. :-)

Had lunch, made more tea, no desire to start writing again. It's getting over that initial hump that's the hardest, I think. This new book is fully outlined, so once I start writing, it goes very quickly -- there are no major decisions to make, only minor ones. And I suspect that as I go along, it'll get faster and faster -- that's what happened with Kathryn, I think because as I got to know her better, it became more obvious to me how she'd react in any given situation. I'm still getting to know the new protagonist, though he's based a bit on a friend of mine, which helps.

The right music helps too. Kathryn was written almost entirely to New Age stuff -- Loreena McKennitt, Enya's Watermark. So far, the new book is dramatic classical -- Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor (it's the piece from the movie Hilary & Jackie, for those who have seen it). Working very well. Somehow feels very New York, or at least a particular aspect of New York.

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