I don't know that I've mentioned that I've been really happy this past week -- it's the weather. Cool and misty most of the time, with pounding thunderstorms most nights and fabulous lightning shows. It's mostly the rain I like, though. I love the way the air feels. It makes me want to just walk and walk -- and in fact, I've done a fair bit of walking around the city doing errands the last few days. Nice.
Oh, regarding that threesome novel proposal -- well, I put it together, as best I could, and got it to Bob, who presumably got it to nice editor lady yesterday. I'm guessing she'll take a few days to read it and then make her decision. I'm trying to just assume all of these early people will be saying 'no', just to keep from getting my hopes up. But it's hard to avoid having visions of two-book-deals floating through my head now.
Y'know, I have no idea what kind of advance they'd pay me, even if this went through. A couple thousand a book? More? Enough to pay off some of my leftover credit card debt at any rate, which would be nice. And I think if I actually manage to sell this book and get more than $2K for it, I'm going to spend a thousand or so on a research trip to Sri Lanka. (And if I get much more, I'm going to buy a better camera to use on that trip.) I don't actually know that much of my threesome novel will draw on Sri Lanka, but that doesn't matter -- the YA does to some extent, and in any case, if I take lots of photos and lots of notes, that will undoubtedly be useful at some point on some book.
I'm doing a lot of travelling in the next few months -- two months in California, another hop up to the Oregon coast, conventions in Philly and Boston and D.C. But I'm craving a trip out of the country -- and much as I enjoyed Zurich and England last summer, they were a little too European to really satisfying my craving for the strange, the different. I want to go wander around villages in Sri Lanka, dangit. Even if that does mean putting up with outdoor toilets. :-)