Or, more properly, “there”–in a hotel room in NYC before another busy day. New York Comic Con is over (yesterday last day) , and today is meeting with Agent plus dinner with friend, plus the pre-travel-home chores (send out laundry and too many others). Tomorrow is meeting with Editor & Staff at Publisher. Both meetings involve lunch.
Behind me now are three operas, a wedding, a signing at NYCC, another visit to NYCC yesterday to a)( visit a friend’s booth in Artists’ Alley and buy some of her cool stuff (I love Carol’s web comic SPQR Blues) and b) attend a couple of panels and c) meet up with two former Editors and Publicity Director for dinner. Also a lot of walking and subway riding and too little actual sleep. NYCC was fun despite the crowds and some initial glitches (more about some of that, later, maybe)–the book signing went very well–we gave away all the books brought for me to sign & give away, and I also signed stock at the Barnes & Noble booth (which I’d managed to miss on Friday) on Sunday. (Saturday was my friend’s daughter’s wedding, and yes, it took up my whole day.)
Some decisions have been made about what will and won’t be in Book V. Some discussion with agent about what comes next, though more such discussion will take place today. Some additional insight into publishing has been achieved, though never quite enough to feel that I can foresee any oncoming trains on the track I’m on.
I will be on trains and thus out of reliable wireless contact for three days starting Wednesday as I wend my way home. I may or may not have time to get back online later today or tomorrow. I should’ve synched the address book of the home computer to this netbook before I left, but with all the trouble I was having that didn’t happen. Sigh. Anyway–apologies for the long silence heretofore, and the next long silence to come.