Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you the Janey II in all its precise architectural glory. Here’s what the new nine-story apartment and “mixed use” building will like on the outside. I also have diagrams of the interior as well. All done. Perfect. It just has to be built.
My next book, with the untitle of Book Three, also has to be built. A couple months back, I drew of picture of the main narrative, and I’m still drawing room diagrams, family trees, and association circles. Now I’ve started to write.
Every day, I check on the Janey II from my ninth-floor balcony. And every day, with rare exceptions, I work on Book Three. The two projects have a lot in common, really. Foundations, for example.
Here’s a shot from last November, and another picture from a couple days ago. Not much obvious progress, although you can see they put in the base for a crane. Good, solid foundations take time. And they are totally worth every minute spent on getting them right, whether it’s for a building or a book.
Book Three will take about as long to become reality as the Janey II. Months and more months. But I aim to be done, and still do my best, before they cut the ribbon and usher the first tenant into the building. Will I make it? I’ll tell you more along the way.