Friday, March 28, 2008

Still Alive

I'm waiting for revision notes from my agent. Once I've got them, I'll be able to sink my teeth into something. I hate this "between projects" sensation. I have to work on something at all times, else I get a little, er, twitchy. Normally, I would start something else, or go back to a just-started project. Right now, though, I don't actually know when I'll get any sort of response, so I'm reluctant to immerse myself in anything else, even a short story (though I've got a near-future SF comedy I might give another shot). THotE is so immense and overwhelming that it will chew me up and spit me out if I don't give it my full attention, and the revisions are going to be massive.

That said, it's been kinda nice to polish up the Infamous Novelette, which took two years to write. I'm normally much faster than that, but the story got very, er, complicated. Also, I got to curl up with Neil Gaiman's Fragile Things for a while last night, and I'm always up to spending some time reading Teh Neil.

I should probably get up and work on things soon. I've got a couple of errands to run today, and it'll be nice not to be in the post office during a busy period. Also, Baby is curled up in the corner with her pretty tabby head on top of her one butterscotch rear paw. AWWWWWW! That's Mommy's beautiful fluffy girl! =) I'll get pictures of the cats one of these days. There may be two, there may be three. It all depends on how the Crowley Kitty adoption works out.

Okay, off to take a shower, in three, two, one....

*curls up with a book, 'cause it's a dark and stormy day*


  1. I hear ya on always having to have something to work on! I'm one of those who hates being in limbo -- I just want to jump right in and get moving!

    I have my revision notes now, but am having trouble finding quiet time to work on them with my daughter being on Spring Break, having an infant to care for 24/7 and a hub out of town.

    Better luck to you when your notes come in!

    Looking forward to seeing pics of your kitties!

  2. At this point, I fear that I may have to start *gasp* cleaning house. At least I have an excuse to go out and get the second litter box.

    Urk, yeah, that would be a bit stressful. I'd say try working on things after your daughter has gone to bed, but from what I understand, the kids' bedtime is usually everyone's bedtime. I certainly know that my parents used to nod off as soon as possible after I finally dropped off. Any earlier, and they ran the risk of a small, hyperactive mad scientist getting into the kitchen or garage with no supervision whatsoever. (Fortunately, I never actually went further than the hypothesis stage on, Do Bleach And Ammonia Really Smoke When You Mix Them?) They finally gave me a stack of science toys and told me to stay in my room.

    Hee! I'll post pics when I've got 'em. :) I have one of Crowley nomming down on a bowl of food, but it's blurred, and it doesn't show his pretty eyes.