Have I said recently how much I don’t like traveling. (grin)
Anyway, off to Eugene to work on Bill’s estate for the week. And then to a party at a major book dealer’s house in Portland on Saturday, then back here and back to work starting Sunday, I hope.
I’m learning slowly how to use the iPad Kris and I bought for me when we left town for Idaho and Reno two plus weeks ago. (Seems like a year ago now.) So I am gaining on being able to use that and keep up a little better while on the road.
But I have a hunch that by the time I get back to the hotel room I will be too tired to care. (grin)
And thanks for all the kind comments on my friend Bill. He was a true one-of-a-kind and he pissed off so many people and had intense close friends and helped so many people. I’m just glad so far that I can stay with the wishes in his will.
One aspect about my friend Bill that I didn’t mention in the last piece was that he had the disease that caused him to be unable to toss anything away. I always had to do it for him over the years, often over objections. If you have seen the show on television about this problem, you can imagine Bill’s house. Thousands of old book catalogs and flyers stacked on books or other garbage, to the point that there was only a path through the place. His home became so full, he moved into an apartment in downtown Eugene ten years ago and the apartment got just as bad. And I have to look through it all to find paperwork and anything of value at both places. Thus the long weeks. And it’s just started I’m afraid, but after this week I can pace it and get help.
So after the holiday weekend (holiday?) I will be back on on normal track here. I’ve started working on the last few chapters in the middle section of Think Like a Publisher and then will fire into the agent section, which should be really interesting in this modern moment in history. I also almost have done the update about Worldcon and about ebook cards and how they worked.
I also have “Think Like a Publisher” out in both ebook and trade paper and will start contacting those who donated to see if you want a copy of the ebook. That will take me some time this next month or so.
So stay tuned. I’ll be back on Sunday. And back writing again with a focus on short fiction for some reason. (grin)
And again, thanks for the kind comments about my friend Bill. Very much appreciated.