Kage Baker’s writer business is suddenly madly active and time consuming today. Things are moving, Dear Readers.
There were several Spam comments posted here this morning, all leading to different porn sites. Sorry, guys, none of them were especially keen, so I deleted them. Editorial privilege, you know. If I’m gonna host porn, I’d like there to be some men in it. Obviously, though, some rumour of this blog is spreading slowly through the aether …
It’s apparently box season! I’ve suddenly getting all sorts of things I’ve pre-ordered and forgotten about. The parrot and the Corgi are going insane from the parade of delivery men on the porch, and I suddenly have all kinds of distractions piling up. But! I also got 4 copies of the audio book of In The Garden of Iden! It’s lovely and hefty, and the lady on the cover art has sort of red hair and a nice gown with an unmistakeable Maryean Tudor neckline – which is nothing short of miraculous. She’s also wearing an inexplicable glittery gold cat mask, but hey – you can’t get everything. Cover art is a constant mystery and a frequent disaster.
Several signed contracts have been dispatched back whence they belong. Also, the changes to the first edit of TWONG II. Man, I still need a title for that, a real title. I can maybe use Who We Did on Our Summer Holidays as a subtitle, but not as the main title. Anybody out there got any suggestions, kids?
I got an email from Right Hand (otherwise known as Jessi, the indefatigable assistant to Linn-The -Agent) sending me electronic copies of a contract from Russia for Empress of Mars. Whoopee! Because the edition they did of Anvil of the World is, like, the most beautiful of all Kage’s books. She loved it. It has gold leaf, copious colour illoustrations, a cover in some interesting and mysterious leather, gorgeous Cyrillic fonts. It also appears to be printed on toilet paper, but it makes an interesting whisper when you turn the pages.
I must write. I must file. I must re-arrange the brag shelf. Hell, I must build a brag shelf in the first place – something besides boxes and boards, at least. It is obviously time to get all Kage’s books back on display where they can intimidate and inspire. I must do research. I must renew Locus, the car insurance, the storage unit, Norton Security. I must get the little black cat out of the printer, where she has taken up residence today …
Ah, the life of a would-be, almost-functional, jigsaw-reassembling writer!