And then, hopefully, writing. More on Swati, since I claimed I was getting Sharyn three chapters and a synopsis by Monday. Not that she's going to hold me to that, but I have nothing else I need to spend big chunks of time on today or tomorrow, so I really have no excuse not to get it done -- I'm halfway through chapter two right now, and more than halfway through the synopsis.
I'm also tempted to try to write something for Leviathan 4 -- it's city-themed, and magical realist in flavor. I'd love to write something set in Colombo, but I just don't know it well enough. Ditto Edinburgh -- I love that city, but my memories of it are pretty hazy. The obvious choices are Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Chicago, maybe New York. But I suspect those will be heavily represented; I may go with Salt Lake City instead. I've set very little fiction there, and I did live there for three years. Hmm...now that I say that, I have the glimmerings of an idea for a ghost story, involving the cemetery just up the street from my old house, and a third wife who died young, probably in childbirth...must ponder some more.
Hmm...are any of you living in Salt Lake City? Willing to go up to that cemetery and do a tiny bit of research for me?