Today was a good day. I got the last bits of information (and some other things I’m not at liberty to discuss yet) that I needed for my upcoming lecture on Robert Jordan, and so was able to put the finishing touches on my notes for the talk. I’m thrilled to have it done, and I’m really looking forward to presenting it. Hopefully someone will be there.
Speaking of which, I did get a copy of the local Sunday paper. My lecture was announced on the front page of the “Arts” section, with quite a bit of (somewhat out-of-date) biography about me. So maybe a few folks will show up.
Adding to the good news: I had one of the readers for my just-finished novel get back to me, which turned out to be very good news indeed:
I know you’ve already tightened it up, written a synopsis, and no doubt you’re actively shopping it around by now. As you should be. It’s ready.
The ending point is perfect. Your action sequences built fluidly. I liked the surprise twist of [edited out]. I didn’t see that one coming.
That’s the second really positive reader report in the past few days. I’m awaiting one more report before I start the next stage: querying agents and editors.
Oh, and I finished two big stacks of papers I needed to grade.
Phew. Now for some rest to prepare for my 9am to 8pm teaching day tomorrow!