(jmeadows, I did wind up going past your house after all, but I forgot to bring your cell number and it was 5 pm by the time I got there anyway. However, comma. When I drive back, should I call? It will be more like a lunch time thing. Although I dunno if it will be a week from Sunday or a week from Monday.)
The Brave Little Red Truck That (Mostly) Could seems to have enjoyed the excursion. She ain't pretty, but she goes.
I figured out what the next thing that happens in AtWS is, along the way. This is where the book diverges heavily from the earlier version, I think.
I still need to figure out how to get A Certain Thing to happen. And make sense. Because it was Plot Manipulation Theatre with a side of "When I am an evil overlord--" in the first (second third fifth tenth) draft, and not so great
Although I might just have.
ETA ETA ETA ETA
Oh and but also.
NEW AMSTERDAM is officially sold out from the publishr, but Amazon still has copies, for as long as they last.
And W&W got an absolutely fabulous review in LOCUS. *Dances* (I wonder how I can convince Faren Miller that B&I takes place in 1997, and that's why 9/11 isn't mentioned in the book? Ah well. Problems of a strict chronology. I needed a specific moon phase on Halloween, and that was when I could get it.)