The adage might be ‘do much of one thing, not many things,’ but unfortunately I am firmly in ‘multa’ mode at the moment and have many small items of news to report.
Item the first: I have finished an iteration of my latest manuscript and sent it to my agent – huzzah! It’s under 90000 words, a far slimmer offering than the three previous books. It’s also firmly in the magical realist camp and a big departure for me. Exciting, nerve-wracking, you name it.
Item the second: ‘Tymon’s Flight’, ‘Samiha’s Song’ and ‘Oracle’s Fire’ many be getting their worldwide release sometime this year from HarperCollins, in both e-book and printed format. More on this unlooked-for good news when I have it!
Item the third: Slowly settling into life in London and on the boat, both of which involve a learning curve. This city has changed a great deal in the last twelve years. I love it, as always.
Item the fourth: Somewhat related to the above, I have put out my back. Ouch! The inflammation, it burrrrrns.
Item the fifth: Hollywood is nuts. My former life appears to be imploding. Thank goodness, this doesn’t affect us too much for now as Frank has a teaching job. But if he didn’t? Serious pain.
For now, we’re walking the wire. For now, we’re balancing…