I will not be posting this week unless something important happens because I am currently swamped under an astonishing pile of book work. The copyedited manuscript for Legends of the Pyramids needs corrections, markups, and review, and the notes for improvements to my book proposal for my James Dean / flying saucer nonfiction novel are going to be coming in tonight. Fortunately, my prose for Legends of the Pyramids is pretty clean, so there are relatively few thorny issues to address. However, it's still a massive amount of work to fit into the ten days allotted. (By contrast, the copyeditor got three months.) The new editor overseeing the project is less enamored of my occasional humorous forays into low language than the previous and, according to the document tracking, had a back-and-forth with the copyeditor about which adjectives were acceptable for describing the quality of the Egyptian god Min's tumescence. It is all quite silly, especially when the ancient Greeks were a heck of a lot cruder. Anyway, I am buried under book work and apparently will be for at least a week. I am not sure how this year turned into my most productive literary year ever--three nonfiction books in some stage of the path to publication in one calendar year, and a novel sitting in storage--but I can't keep this pace up forever. I'm tired!
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