Morning, munchkins! …

Morning, munchkins! Tomorrow I leave for th Bay Area (at some insane hour of the morning, in order to get a very cheap flight :-), and so I expect today to be a little crazy. The house isn't a total disaster right now, but it's chaotic, with laundry half done, dishes half done, plants needing water, stuff everywhere. I don't know why I feel a need to straighten it out before I leave, given that Kev will then have ten days to wreak havoc while I'm gone, but apparently housewifely instincts are hard to stifle sometimes. Hard for me, anyway -- he appears to have no trouble stifling his own. I shouldn't complain, though; the boy has kindly taken to cleaning most his chaos up before I get home again, which I deeply appreciate. I just try not to think about what it looked like in the intervening time...

I'm moderately pleased with the story I wrote yesterday -- but it's clearly not done. I was trying to work in so much history and political backstory (which is desperately lacking from the rest of the book) that I ended up with a very muddy story. And story is more important. Story is everything. Nalo gave me some kick-ass feedback on that last night, and I think I have a good idea of where to go to make it better. I'm actually hoping to work on the revision today, after I get back from the gym. We'lll see.

We're also racing to finish Silence and the Word in time for WisCon, so I have some stuff to do for that. Write up some promotional material, decide what goes on the back cover, etc. Ugh -- I wonder if I should be trying to solicit blurbs. I can't think who I know who would make for a good blurb for this kind of book. I don't know anyone else who writes this kind of book (which is usually the sort of person you get to write your blurbs; a famous one who does roughly what you do, and whose readers are likely to like your work). Maybe we'll not worry about the whole blurb concept...

4 thoughts on “Morning, munchkins! …”

  1. Well, at this late date, it’d need to be someone I know well enough to impose on. So I think it’s not likely to happen…

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