Good News, Bad News, Good News

I know, I know, I’m WAY overdue in announcing a winner for my book give-away from last time. I liked Jennifer’s comment the best so she’ll be getting a free copy of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Congrats, Jennifer! (Now you can read the book.)

The reason I’m overdue is that last week we had a death in the family. Our senior tuxedo cat, Zonker Kurgen Harris, aged 20, met the end of a long and dear life. He had a unique personality: a chopstick fetch maniac, a foodie who swung between the extremes of quality and quantity, a cat who just didn’t know that he wasn’t supposed to get up and walk around five minutes after a procedure at the vets. A stoner and a berzerker. He’ll be missed.

More good news came last week: I got a note from my editor to let me know that my book has been turned into a proper proposal, which may be seeing the rounds of publishers as early as this week. It’s not completely done; it’s going to be revised by her boss and his partner and their lawyers and the agents they end up speaking to. That means, as I mentioned in a previous post, more meetings, delays, un-returned phone calls, missed opportunities, and stumbles as an intellectual property wends its way through a maze of ideas, rewrites, publishers, producers, editors, lawyers and a cast of thousands. I remain confident that something good will happen. Eventually. In the mean time, we have a proposal. (I have a copy. I can;t post it here but take my word for it, it rocks!)

More bad news: I have no time to write. This is a problem, as I’m intending to use November’s NaNoWriMo as a way to crank out the third book in the Blockade series.

And the best news of all is that “Binders full of women” remains the number one search on Google. Go, meme, go!


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  1. Thanks! I’m looking forward to reading this book, finally!

    Sorry to hear about Zonker :(