December 22nd, 2008

books

if you ever wondered why agents might be slower to respond around the holidays...

Remember what I said on Friday about reading some actual books over the holidays? I even have one picked out, but I'm not sure now that I will make the time for it. (Thanks, by the way, to everyone for their suggestions on Wednesday's post.)

And this weekend I read a short story from Theodora Goss' collection, In The Forest Of Forgetting, which I think I may have to set aside, even though it was a wonderfully elegant story that just wowed me and I want to read the rest.

Since Thursday the 18th, I've gotten five client manuscripts, and there are at least 2 (it was 3 but one is slightly delayed) more on the way before the end of the year. Those five books total approximately 2000 pages, and a bit over 500,000 words. I wonder if that is longer than Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle books....