January 14th, 2007

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Resolution, Week 2

I've pretty much made it.  Sometimes it was 20 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and Thursday was a dead loss (in regards to writing--I was ordering curtains on Grand Street) but I'm 20 pages into a new novel (no, not the one I'm supposed to be writing--I'm being wicked and yielding to the blandishments of an idea that just started doing the literary equivalent of the Dance of the Seven Veils.  We're having lots of fun, thank you).  And I've also written half of the Afterword to INTERFICTIONS (Theodora Goss wrote the other half, and bolted them together) and went over the page proofs of all but the last 4 of the stories, which I'm going to finish up tomorrow.

The final, final manuscript, it turns out, is due at the printer's on Friday so that Gavin can have it for a conference he's going to launch it at, which means that we have to get all the corrections in by Wednesday.  Poor Dora starts her new semester on Tuesday, and Gavin told us about the deadline on Thursday, so it's been a rather exciting weekend all around.  But I feel good about the draft and even better about INTERFICTIONS, which (if I do say so myself) has some dam-fine fiction in it. 

When I have a brain again (some time next week, maybe), I'll tell you about it.  And about Julie Taymor's Magic Flute, which ellen_kushner and I saw last Monday night.  Very Cool Bears and oregami costumes.  In the meantime, I need to fall over now.