Friday, December 19, 2008

In what distant realm

has she been loitering? Well, I shall tell it: I have been in that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler ever returns, tho' occasional messages do get through (such as this one).

That is to say: the Country of Motherhood.

A stork flew over my house back in October (just after my last blog post) and off-loaded a package marked "KING BABY." Suckered as I was by a pair of bright blue eyes, a red furred noggin and two giant purple feet, I took possession of said package and have been dancing attendance ever-since. To the detriment of blog, book, Bothwell and hair-care regime. Of course, the time hasn't been completely wasted--I certainly have new opinion on Buck's mothering strategies, as well as lots of material gathered should I ever want to write a book on the glories of the modern nappy (as earth-killing as it may be, it sure as heck can contain a vertiable shite-load of shite).

But I haven't gotten much writing done--here, or anywhere.

Come January (two weeks from now) that will be changing, as I shall be setting myself the task of getting back into the swing of things. I had completed about 1/3 of FLORA'S FURY before UPStork package arrived, and I have had plenty of time to consider how far I'd gotten and changing things around and new plot-lines and etc. But I fear this blog will remain somewhat sporadic. Intermitent but not fully forgotten.

In the meantime, FLORA'S DARE continues to rack up pretty good reviews, including this one which was just posted Eva's Book Addiction. It's a great review--not just because the reviewer loved the book--but it's a fabulous example of how to write a really consise thoughtful review that imparts the flavour of the book without giving away any spoilers. I have to say I'd rather have no review at all than one that happily ruins almost all the plot-points--as a writer it is very aggravating to spend lots of time coming up with great plot twists and then have them all be rendered moot by a reviewer who could think of no other way to review the book than to recount the plot. Reviewing is tricky, I know--which is why I leave it to others.

In the meantime, to all those who have added me as a friend, or asked to join my mailing list, thank is nice to know that, tho' I might currently toil in the soggy nappie mines, I am not forgotten.

And for those who have emailed me--I am slowly making my way through through my inbox, so please forgive me if I take some time to respond directly. But respond I will, as King Baby (aka Captain Jenks) allows.


DivaLea said...

Fantastic! Wonderful! Enjoy him when he is lovely, it will get you through when he is a stinker.
(He will be mostly lovely.)

Dan Gambiera said...

Mazel Tov! You are currently the proud parent of the current End Point, the latest word in human evolution.

By the bye, how do I join your mailing list?

Eva M said...

Huge congratulations on your October acquisition! Thanks for the mention of my review (which was a pleasure to write) - I'm looking forward to Flora's Fury (but will understand any delays...small bundles do take up lots of time).