Updates for Thursday, December 1:
1. Editpocalypse 2011 is over. Yesterday I finished the major round of revisions on my new novel. For helping me battle the 400+ pages in the manuscript, I thank: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, for founding Apple Computer; Air New Zealand, for having plugs on their 777s that let me power my laptop on an eleven hour flight; the criminals of the world, for robbing banks, kidnapping people, and generally doing such bad things that an entire genre of novel is now devoted to bringing them to virtual justice; Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and Lisa Gerrard, for composing the writer-inspiring soundtracks to Star Trek, Inception, and Gladiator; my mother, for making coffee that could power a Saturn V rocket; and the Husband, for not once asking, “Are you done yet? Are you done yet?”
2. I will now catch up on bills, laundry, and culture (the new Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Frasier reruns, the Pawn Stars marathon). Because there’s nothing else going on this month, right?