December, eek! (+ Yellowcake full cover)
- Griffith Review annual fiction issue
- The Museum of Mary Child, by Cassandra Golds
The day-job is kind of up in the air for next year. At this stage it would actually be nice (and financially not too disastrous) to have January off and deal with TGD2, so you can bet your bottom dollar they'll get the funding to keep me on.
My collection Yellowcake proceeds apace; I've just corrected the final proofs of the last (most changed) story and the end-matter, and Allen & Unwin will send it to the printer this week. And the full cover is done—check it out. A dazzling assortment of quotes on the back!
I can recommend the mostly-reprint collection as a low-stress way to put out a book; most of the revision work gets done bitsily, to small deadlines, over a matter of years, with just this little flurry at the end. All three of my other collections have been sets of 10 originals; their production, while not quite novel-like in its complexity, involved a concentrated editorial period, as well as several last-minute substitutions when stories spontaneously combusted under pressure. Reprints are easier. She says with a sigh of relief.