Carrying the flag(s)
If your name is Ivan, and you live in Salt Lake, UT, could you maybe check your email, friend? We’ve been trying to give you an audio book.
The PostIts are gone, replaced by a tasteful vertical bouquet of little yellow plastic flags along the side of the latest draft, each marking a note in the text I have yet to deal with. The missing bits are filled in, my editor’s May comments incorporated, and the thing is now 450 pages, with probably ten or fifteen more to come before the end–not the longest book I’ve done, which is fine, I wanted this one to be a little tighter. In the end, it’s become an almost classically styled police procedural. With a twist.
Still no name. It’ll probably come once my editor has read it, next month.
Now: to the flags.