August 10th, 2010

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Safely Here

I'm safely here in Tennessee, and learning how to spell the state's name. *laughs* demented_dee picked me up from Ashville and brought me to somewhere around Jonesborough, TN, which used to be the capitol of the State of Franklin, one of those states that tried to get into the United States of America as the 14th state and never quite managed it due to a tiny war, politics, and other considerations. *laughs*

John showed me a show about how all the US states got their odd borders, all those little bits and drabs that one wonders why in the world did the line jog here? It was fun.

demented_dee and I got a very, very pleasant surprise on Monday, after she got me home, the publisher's chief editor wrote us to tell us that they really liked the story, that they'd be happy to work with us on changing one particular aspect of it, and were very, very encouraging about really wanting it after the change. So... yeah. It's looking good, though the change is pretty systemic, we have a strategy on how to go at it. And here I thought it was going to be a 'relaxing' trip. *grins* They only had it a week, and it sounds like at least two, perhaps three of their people read it through already so... uhm... yeah.

I don't know what to do with myself when I'm not working anyway, so... *dances about*.

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