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Monday, October 10, 2011

Waving

Still hunkered down...

I have finished the final burnish on Thaliad, an epic poem forthcoming from Phoenicia Publishing (Montreal) in January. And I have cranked through 100 pages of proofs so far on A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage (Mercer University Press, The Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction,) forthcoming in March. Despite some ferrying days, I am hoping to finish all before the end of the week.

Glad to see that the post-tracker shows that visitors are still wandering by and checking out older posts.  Although I try to  pay e-visits to those who drop by and leave comments, I will put off all such visit visits until I finish my deadlines.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Marly. Glad to hear things are coming along!

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  2. Hey, looking forward to the novel! Although I have some others of yours to get to first.

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  3. Hi Robert--

    I am looking forward to being finished with that novel! Soon.

    Just got back from Bard. It was my daughter's birthday, so we celebrated on the way back by stopping so she could eat sushi and eels. Each to his own!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.