I emerge from NY well rested, well fed, and have a shitload of edits to do on the Fantasy Saga. I need to alter some names and compress several characters into single characters (the problem with cutting 60K from a book and keeping all of the original characters is that you realize some of them only exist to accomplish one task, and they’re the sorts of tasks I can make other people do). Once those are done – I’ve given myself a 2-week deadline – the whole thing goes off to the Agent, and then we’ll see what happens.
It’s like roulette, with no death involved.
My parents called last night to let me know that I apparently had a parking ticket on their old station wagon from 1999 that I hadn’t paid…. hmmmm I’d almost forgotten about this one. They never sent me anything about it, so I ignored it. At the time, I recalled that it was $350, and impossible to pay, but according to my dad, it’s only $150. I’m sending them a check…
Meet the Parents weekend went well. B’s parents are very cool and smart and funny and nice, and they use the word “fuck” at the dinner table, which made me feel right at home! They live in one of those Brooklyn brownstones whose price tags make you choke on your coffee.
Anyhow, looking forward to a very productive week. Lots to do, very exciting, all the hard work is starting to pay off.