Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Final" Push

("Final" is in scare quotes because, with any luck, this is really the first push of many to come.)

Friday, I have to send out my proposal and sample chapter to publishers. At the last minute (like, last Friday), I decided that the chapter I was working on wasn't going to cut it in time, so I've switched to filling out a chapter that is already pretty good, but needs a bit more oomph. Disadvantage: it doesn't reflect the thinking of the past 8 months. Advantage: as far as writing and organization go, it is far and away the best of the chapters I have. It's also got women of questionable reputation in it, and who doesn't like that?

Anyway, I'm probably going dark until Friday. By happy coincidence, Interesting Development** is turning in the final draft of his dissertation on Wednesday. So by the end of the week, we may both be a bit more relaxed.


**After five months, I really need to think up a new pseudonym for him, don't I?

4 comments:

Hopeful Monster said...

How about "My Bonny Lad?" Too many words?

Dr. S said...

A friend of mine once suggested "My Somebody."

I like that.

Wizardchimp said...

In my tired state I misread "pseudonym" for "acronym." I was thinking, ID? That IS infortunate...

Michael said...

I suggest either Lord Pennybee Bucklesworth the Fourth or Bambi.