Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'll be back soon

I just wanted to do a quick post to say sorry for being MIA the past several days. I've been busy wrapping up, and subsequently going over, the first (very, very rough) draft of my manuscript, and I've let most other things take a back seat to that. I do plan to return tomorrow or the day after with a post or two, not the least of which is my and my husband's one-year anniversary December 2. And other stuff. Stay tuned.

One thing: I had the bulk of my manuscript, a hundred and forty-some-odd pages, on the table for a read-through. My cat evidently decided I was neglecting him, and when I got up for a drink hopped on the table and promptly shoved the whole mess to the floor, whereupon the unbound pages did that flutter-scatter thing loose pages are wont to do. (Luckily, they were numbered. Still, it took a while to put it back together.) He is very lucky I'm writing so much lately about stewardship of nature and animals, and that I have an abiding desire to not feel like a hypocrite. Otherwise the offending paw might have been in jeopardy.

(I'm kidding, of course. I'm a huge softy. But I did hold him at eye level and lecture him sternly. Which was exactly as futile and foolish-looking as it sounds.)


heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Anniversary! Snugs (our 16 year old cat) has similar tactics for getting attention. Mike's least favorite is the launch from the top of the couch onto his groinal region when he's trying to take a nap.

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Hah! Oh, but I do love the look on the face of a cat who is in serious trouble and could not give a damn less. Sorry to hear about the fluttery pages, but at least your manuscript sounds like it's shaping up nicely. 140-something pages? That's excellent! Good job.

Kim Hosey said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha, Heather; I shared your comment with Aaron. He was particularly amused by the descriptor "groinal," but he is a guy. He worked late last night, so he and the cat are sleeping snuggled together right now. (I should take a picture, but he'd wake up and kill me. I didn't realize Snugs was that old. Wow.

Mary: Thanks. Now I just have to make it a coherent 140-something pages. This is definitely the longest I've stayed with one project, and my ADD-addled mind keeps trying to jump around. I'm actually pretty sick of my own writing now, especially now that I'm re-reading most of it. Next semester should be fun.