28 January, 2011

Year already running away from me

Charging into the deadlines here like a bull into a brick wall. *does not whinge about deadlines she brought on herself* *really, does not* *NO, Margo*

I hope you are all well.

The James Franco was a good read. I see a lot on Twitter about how pretty he is and where you can find pictures of his bottom, but you know, his brainbox isn't all that bad either. He has a strong stomach and a nice tight...style. :D

Tove Jansson's Travelling Light is also a fine read, as I knew it would be. I'm spinning this one out so it lasts longer. It's my Christmas present to myself—the only book I got, although there are vouchers still, oh yes.

I'm back at work 3 days a week (except when nice things like Australia Day reduce it to two)—have been since 4 Jan. Gee Sydney's peaceful in January, both public-transport-wise and campus-wise.

Yellowcake is happening, is a real printed book. Allen & Unwin sent me a copy to fondle last week, and today have followed it up with a thumping great boxful of them. So pretty, so yellow! Official publication date, 1 March. In Australia, that is. Looks as if the US and UK will have to wait a while for it to come out there, certainly until after the selkies novel.

Speaking of which (selkies), nothing horribly dramatic has happened since I sent off the revisions on 8 January. Nobody's said 'Itsperfectdontchangeaword', which of course is what you always want to hear, but nobody's said 'OMGtearuptheschedule', either, so things look okay that way.

In other news, our younger son started work as a bike courier in town this week. So, you know, pray for him and everything. And for us in our parently angst.


Anonymous ThirdCat said...

A bike courier! The worrying heart never gets a chance to stop, does it?

29 January, 2011 20:28  
Anonymous MissAzuki said...

Have to agree on James Franco. Can't remember an actor in an interview ever talking about his PhD in English at Yale and the Romantic poets. What were you reading of his?

31 January, 2011 12:11  
Blogger Among Amid While said...

ThirdCat: No! And there are times, you know, when it's a real pain to have a vivid imagination. *winces*

MissAzuki: His collection of short stories, Palo Alto. Looks as if that's the only book he's published so far...

31 January, 2011 12:38  
Blogger Keith Stevenson said...

Bicycle courier. Kim Westwood's forthcoming novel is about just that! Hope he doesn't have similar adventures!!
K x

01 February, 2011 14:59  

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