I spent most of yesterday recreating the Silence and the Word manuscript. I had the TOC, so it was mostly cutting and pasting and reformatting and making the headers do what I wanted them to do (I had to wrestle MS Word into submission, but I triumphed in the end), and then writing story notes. I ended up writing five pages of notes! Hopefully people will actually enjoy them. The book's almost ready to go; I need to write an introduction, try to track down one missing poem, decide on whether to include a few pieces (i.e., do I include "Under the Skin", wait to hear from the contest, or try to publish it elsewhere first?). Oh, and write the acknowledgements and dedication. And send it out to the readers' group begging for proofreading. I'm not going to try to work on it today -- too much other little stuff piled up, and I'm still entertaining some hopes of revising "Bodies in Motion" at some point today. But it's nice to have it so close to finished. One more thing recovered from the crash. Slowly, I get my life back.
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For those of us here in Chicago with businesses – does the bank deal include “free checking” etc, or do they charge a fee?
Congrats and enjoy your trip!
Shannon, I think it’s CharterOne? The new branch is at Jackson and…umm…whatever’s just east of the 94. 🙂
It’s free checking up to 1000 transactions a month (deposits count as transactions). You have to order your checks through them, which is $55, but it’s a nice big checkbook, the ring binder kind, with stubs and such. So it’s more like they’re giving you $245. 🙂