Daily Archives: January 31, 2007

What I Read This January

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Agatha Raisin and the Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton
Never Too Late by John Caldwell Holt (reread)
Jane and the Barque of Frailty by Stephanie Barron
A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
Assassin by Grace, Lady Cavendish
The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (reread)
Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)

Sigh of Relief

Done, gone, away.

Now I need to walk away from my computer for a bit, think some more about a preface, and begin writing that. I have handwritten notes somewhere that I should track down.

Also, there should be celebratory chocolate. Because I really do my job well.

Over Deadline

The best-laid plans to finish this project yesterday took a beating, thanks to a health emergency in the extended family. Good thoughts for my mother in law would be appreciated.

Encouraging thoughts to help me through the last half-chapter, my second pass through the MS to make sure I didn’t leave any notes to myself while reading and to tie up loose ends, polishing my review memo, and writing a preface would help too. I’m now a day over deadline which is stressing me, although my editor is being incredibly understanding about the various circumstances that have affected delivery of this tech review. It’s the principle of the thing.

I’ve been going to bed early, straight from the computer, and taking lots of Tylenol these past few days. I really, really want it all to be done by the end of the workday today, but in reality I think I’ll have to hand the preface in at the end of the week. I’m unhappy about that.