This week I’ve…
This week I:
– Sent Dreaming Spies in to my editor, waited a day, and received back word that she adores it, that it’s the most perfect thing I’ve ever written, and that perhaps more to the point, she’s going to send me a check.
– Finished my parts of The Mary Russell Companion, coming to your friendly e-reader this Thursday. I’m very happy with how it turned out, and hope you enjoy the heck out of it. The Annotated Beekeeper’s Apprentice? (A large chunk of it, anyway, with Mr Annotation, Les Klinger) A floor plan of the Russell-Holmes house in Sussex? Recipes from Mrs Hudson? And even a small and discreet chapter on Mary Russell’s love life? You know you want this book. Can’t pre-order, sorry, but I’ll remind you on Thursday.
– Gave away two boxes of books to libraries in Pacific Palisades, CA and Linebaugh, TN. Book clubs there will be happy. (Do I have your fave library? See here.)
– Did the inevitable flurry of cleaning and organizing that comes once a book is done. I can now see the floor of the office.
– Started to pack for New York. Yes kids, Laurie is off to New York, for the first Edgars dinner in three years. Having only missed one other in all the years from 1994 to 2011, I failed to get there in 2012 because I was in Japan, then 2013 because I was Guest of Honor at Malice Domestic. Lovely reasons, I agree, but I’ve missed the fun.
– Started to pack for England. Family weddings are a time to catch up on pretty much every corner of that side of the family, and fortunately this one will give plenty of time to do so. And of course, I’m working in some research, in Oxford and Sussex.
– Written this blog post. So now I’m done, and I think I’ll go and set a load of laundry to tumbling, so I’m not traveling with grubby clothes.
– And if you’re in San Francisco, come and join the fun tomorrow night, at the SBD spelling bee. I’m usually eliminated in the first round.