Book III is no longer Book III, or the tentative title I sent it in with. Editor (who is a genius, if anyone asks) agreed that the tentative title wasn’t an obvious marketing winner, and suggested (ta-DAH) Crisis of Vision. And I immediately said (after the ritual headdesk maneuver for not thinking of it myself) Hurray, hurray, o frabjous day, a book is born, hurray, hurray.
Now to change the filename, the header line, and offer Editor a copy with all its referents correct. She hasn’t had time to read it yet, but she may already have printed it out, in which case she won’t want to print out a second copy but will wait until I’ve fixed her problems with it.
Editors can be really smart, y’know?
The reason you didn’t get a blog post yesterday (when I planned to make one) is that I left for the city early, to visit and have lunch with a friend who’s got serious health problems, and didn’t get home until 10:30 pm, at which point I found a note from Editor asking for something to be done overnight. So I did, but it took me longer (was tired and s..l…o…w) and by 1:30 am, I wasn’t going to write your blog post.
On the good side of that, today we have TITLE. Bet you’d rather have the right title than a wandering post about the progress of IV.
And now, back to IV, which is still cantering ahead.