Caitlin Kittredge (blackaire) is entirely to blame for the fact that I have dusted off Houses of the Holy (my favorite Led Zeppelin album) for the first time in something like fifteen years. All the hype aside, I am reminded--they really were a pretty good electric blues band.
Today marks the first day of the period of time I have marked out on my calendar for "reading and thinking about Grail" as well as Incidental Projects. The trick is going to be keeping the Incidental Projects from eating up all my Reading And Thinking time, because I would like to write the first draft of Grail in December mostly, which is really quite doable as long as enough of the book is in my head by then.
Incidental projects have this way of explanding. And they take up really valuable necessary processing time.
Which reminds me, tomorrow I have to get my car emissions done and send in my registration. La. Where does the time go?
The current Honeydew:
# Write Grail
# Revise The White City and its attendant chapbook, which might be called "The Forty Times Forty."
Or might not.
# Write A Reckoning of Men (with truepenny)
# Write "The Unicorn Evils" (with coffeeem)
#Write "Spell 81a" (with stillsostrange)
#Write "Uniform" (ensemble!)
# Write "Ligature"
# Maybe write The Steles of the Sky if it sells, or do some more work on it to send back out if it doesn't.
# Maybe write Karen Memory if it sells, or do some more work on it to send back out if it doesn't.
# Continue working on Smile
# Schizophrenic levitation time travel vignette secret project thingy
# Space opera thingy
# Vampirism thingy
# Singularity Rent novel
...guess I'd better get cracking on that whole reading thing.