I had an idea for a new novel. Eep. It would pick up one of the characters from the new story I'm writing now. I talked it over with Bob, and he thinks it sounds good, and I should send him a one-page synopsis when I get a chance. He's not going to try to sell it yet, though -- I think at this point, we wait to see what my actual sales and reviews are like on the collection when it comes out. But still, it's kind of exciting to know not just when the next book will be, but what the one after that will likely be. Makes me feel more like a writer. (It's ridiculous at this point in my career that I still feel the need for reassurance on that score, but what can you do?)
In other news, had a very interesting lunch yesterday with an Indian-American Tamil gentleman who is very involved with the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). Fascinating. Took many notes. Then had a long, leisurely visit with my local aunt and my aunt who is visiting from Toronto -- mmm....fried rolls. Fried peppers. Mutton curry to take home with me. Killed the diet for yesterday, but who cares? We're meeting the whole family for dinner tonight downtown; Toronto auntie gets to meet Kevin. Hopefully will be fun. Yesterday's conversation was good, with only minor pressure re: marriage. :-) My poor relatives.
I'm feeling very fond of Kevin these days. Maybe it's because I'm leaving on Sunday for two months. :-) Not sure, but whatever the reason, I'm enjoying it. Much mushiness and snuggling abounding.
But now, working.