- Arbitrary Passions: creative nonfiction travelogue / memoir / politics -- first draft completed; aim to complete second and send-out draft by mid-July
- Rasathi: YA fantasy (possibly first book in trilogy) -- three-quarters drafted; aim to complete full draft by mid-August
- Kamala: mainstream novel featuring Kamala from Bodies in Motion and her family; that's only a working title -- one chapter written
Did I mention that Kev and I are vaguely thinking that when the summer's over, we may start addressing the whole second-kid issue? And given that, and starting the new job at UIC in the fall, I really don't expect to have much writing time during the next school year. So I have to get lots and lots and lots of writing done this summer, and if books don't get finished then, they're going to keep bouncing around angrily in my head, demanding to be written, and I'll just have to whimper pathetically that I really don't have time right now, so would they please shut up while I finish vomiting in this bucket and then go start the next batch of essay grading...
I'm borrowing trouble. I'll do the proposal, I'll give it to Bob, he won't sell it, and then I have no problems, right? Right?
Oh, the book? It's a book on writing. Sort of a cross between Writing Down the Bones, Steering the Craft and Writing the Other. Yes, apparently I'm arrogant enough to think I'm ready to write a book on writing, and people will want to read it. Fear me.