Back in January of 2014, I started a race with the construction crew that was building the Janey II, an apartment complex about a block from my place. A sign that eventually went up on the site noted that the building would be ready in Spring 2015. Spring turned into summer, and now it’s fall. The building looks to be nearly finished on the outside, except for work on the eco-roof. Still, I don’t think the building is yet ready for its first tenants.
And Book Three? Well, first off, the title of Book Three has morphed into Untitled Companion to Blue Thread and The Ninth Day. I guess that means I’m not quite done either. The manuscript has been written and revised and revised and rewritten. About the only bits of material that haven’t changed since the winter of 2014 are the names of the three chickens: Yetta, Tillie, and Louise. Those three have held steady since March of 2014.
But here’s the good news: I’ve sent Untitled Companion to the acquisitions folks at Ooligan Press. Yes! Here’s hoping the chickens and I find a good home there. I’ll let you know. I’d say the Janey II and Book Three are both heading for the finish line. In the meantime, I’m off to Salem on Thursday for another round of Crazy 8s.