It is a difficult thing for an author not to give in and write something smaller and safer, something certain.
and i have become one of those authors that makes the day-job me grind my teeth: asking for two last formatting tweaks the day before the release. i should have done this before leaving paris, i know. I KNOW. fingers crossed they can get in. who knew i was such a bear about these things?
the cover from the advanced reading copy:
which i have. and you can have, if you then review it. word through the grapevine is that a few reviews are already coming in.
today i’m starting the big revision, fresh scrivener file and all.
it’s been a whirlwind. so much in my head. so many books in the suitcase. so many textures in my fingers now.
the biron has Possibilities.
a lot will have to be rewritten. a few bits will have to just be scrapped. ugh, it makes me queasy thinking about it . . . but perhaps there are ways. we shall see.
saint sulpice. this would be jules’ church, while he stayed in paris. a long walk from the little house.