overcast, cool, rain, heavy at times temps 17
Sat by the fire and did one more smoothing of the manuscript before sending it out. Phew.
And now...it's gone. Off. Out of my grip. Yikes. But actually, a huge relief. for a few days. and then I start to worry how the first readers like it. And then I become convinced it's crap. All part of the territory. But I have to admit, with each book I feel less frightened. More confident. A little less crazy. I'm not completely convinced Michael would agree that I'm less wacky now than with other books. I think the key to a good relationship is that either I get less crazy, or he becomes more crazy.
A friend recently wrote me an email about the books that included a typo. She called the village, Three Pies. I thought, Damn - that would have been a GREAT name for the village!
We're off to Montreal tomorrow - some appointments....then on Friday I have an interview and tour of a place I'm thinking of setting the next book. It'll be set at about this time of year, so I'd like to see it now, speak to people, take photos....and after some back and forthing the very nice people there say Friday would work well. Great timing from my POV - finish one, begin work on the next, especially before heading out on tour for Bury Your Dead.
I'm obviously being coy about where we're going - but I don't want to give too much away.
Mostly, though, my excitement about the launch of Bury Your Dead grows. That's what I'm concentrating on. that and En plein coeur. Very, very fun. Have two more interviews coming up. CBC radio national show, C'est La Vie and the Journal de Quebec.
But a huge relief to have sent off the manuscript. Wow.