Yesterday was very productive. Though I'd thought I'd only make it halfway through the third pass on the Daughter of Hounds typescript, I made it all the way through. There was even some actual writing involved, which I'll admit was a relief after days and days and days of line edits. I expanded an important scene between Emmie and Odd Willie. But yeah, that was work yesterday. Today, Spooky and I tackle all the notes I made during the most recent read-through. I fear them. Also, I've decided that the appendices stay. Or rather, that I'll push for their inclusion. And anyone with a morbid fear of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and House of Leaves should be warned, a number of pages in DoH employ the sort of non-traditional layout I used in Murder of Angels (pp. 150-159, 320-321, 323). So, if you're the sort who considers standard paragraph and sentence layout sacrosanct and deem such Carrollian devices to be artsy-fartsy or pretentious or just plain silly, well, you've been warned.
My thanks to David Lynton of the Galaxy Bookshop in Sydney. Australia for his kind e-mail.
Last night, we watched Munich. A brilliant, complex, important film, and yet another reason to be baffled by Crash having won Best Picture at the Oscars this year.
I feel as though there's something more I want to say. That there's something, as they say, right here on the tip of my tongue, but it keeps slipping away from me.