Have my usual holiday season cold. Though sometimes it’s stomach flu. Grateful for small favors.
Snowed in Nashville yesterday. Very beautiful coming down but it didn’t stick.
Quiet. Hibernating. Watching first two seasons of Downton Abbey.
Making jambalaya today with everything left in the refrigerator.
Waiting for the return of the light.
51 books this year, nearly one a week. I’m also reading The Annotated Wizard of Oz, but I doubt I’ll finish it and Castle Richmond before tomorrow night.
I may have received an equal number of rejections.
Still. Hope Springs Eternal: two fulls and one partial out there. And for the New Year, a new list of agents to try, a manuscript that gets better every time I send it out, and a new novel in progress. I soldier on, no choice.
Stay tuned in early January for the eagerly anticipated annual Dibby Hill Literary Awards.
ADDENDUM: It IS a book a week!! I just found one that got dropped off in midsummer.
ADDENDUM II: More than a book a week. Forgot to list City of Dragons, Robin Hobb. Can’t remember when I read it but it pubbed in Feb. 2012.
47. City of Dragons, Robin Hobb
46. Castle Richmond, Anthony Trollope (in progress)
45. I’m a Good Dog, Ken Foster
44. Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein
43. The Big Year, Mark Obmascik
42. Call Collect, Ask for Birdman, John Vardaman
41. Bitterblue, Kristin Cashore
40. Fire, Kristin Cashore