This is a Good Book Thursday, October 3, 2019

The new Aaronovitch book has been pushed back to Feb. 2020. I would. say something snarky about writers who don’t meet their deadlines, but then karma would bitch-slap me. I had no time to read fiction this week, but I’m accumulating a nice collection of research for the winter, so I’ll be reading as soon as I get Nita out of here. (Please god let that be soon.)

What did you read this week?

Working Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Welp, it’s October. 2019 has escalated quickly. October is probably my second favorite month because of Indian summer and Halloween. You can keep your day-after-Christmas sales; I love the day-after-Halloween sales: cheap skulls and lots of candy. This week I worked on Nita, wrote a proposal for Alice, made an appointment to get my stitches out (after contemplating doing it myself and decided that would be bad although it would have made for an awesome Working Wednesday brag), and made a really great pork chop with cartelized onion and noodles dish. The vet suggested Veronica should be wearing a tight T-shirt so we scored one for three bucks on markdown at Petsmart, and I thought about crocheting for her; then I realized she’d just garbage it up and bought more cheapos on Amazon. If I get my act together, I’ll do a Moment of Dog post so you can see Veronica in her new pink shirt. It says “Miss Understood” on the back. Hey, it was three bucks. There was a hoodie that said “K Bye”, but it was nineteen bucks and I’d already dropped over $800 on her at the vet’s so we went with Miss Understood.

What did you work on this week?

The Alice Proposal

Here’s your link to the Haunting Alice Proposal. (If you’d rather go looking for it, it’s up at the top under the Works in Progress page; just scroll down til you hit the section on Haunting Alice.)

Most of you have read most of the first thirty-plus pages before, but there’s also the first page of the synopsis, which is the first act/first third of the book. You don’t get the rest because of spoilers. (A full proposal would be the pages, the synopsis of the full book, and a query letter.).

And now back to Nita.