I have nothing much to report, well I do actually. Manuscript for book # 1 is with two publishers, on their request thanks to a feisty pitch via email by a writerly colleague of mine.
Imagine a bidding war between Text and Random House. Oh, I wish.
Everybody please cross fingers and any other bendy flexible bits of bodies. Thank you, I shall keep you posted.
Almost finished first draft of book # 2.
In other news, business is going well. We have 11 schools 'on the books' and debuted a few weeks ago. It's all going swimmingly though we'd like a few more bookings so we are doing mail out number 3 on the school holidays.
Today I went to Readings to kill time. This is what I bought:
Five Bells by Gail Jones.
Animal People by Charlotte Wood.
The Idea of Home by Geraldine Brooks (as part of the Boyer Lectures). I was disappointed with People of the Book and thus wasn't interested in Caleb's Crossing but liked The Year of Wonders and adored Nine Parts of Desire (non-fiction) so I expect this small volume will be engaging.
Quarterly Essay featuring Anna Krien's 'Us and Them' piece on animal welfare/animals/us and them
Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence.
If just for the front cover, love it.
Which to read first, oh I love these types of conundrums!