This is the problem with getting up at : part of your mind is still in dream-land.
Besides, it was a wild and stormy night…. Well, not quite, but the wind was strong, gusting and noisy, I’d had very little exercise yesterday, and I was sleeping badly. So I got up, which was no bad thing since I needed to bake bread. I’ve been making it in batches, five or six loaves at a time, since I got here. I’ll never get used to the flour in the
I’m expecting a visitor some time this morning. Clint, the highway guy and chief roofer, came by yesterday to tell me he’s going to finish off the roof – and I’m going to help him. Actually, I volunteered – so long as I’m not required to step off any ladders. No, he said, I can work out of the big bucket on his pay-loader. I just hope the wind drops.
Well, the bread’s about ready to go in the oven, and while that’s baking I can offer a quick update on the book I’m trying to write. I may be tempting fate, but I think it’s all starting to fall into place. In fact, I have been going through the
’s submissions guidelines and working on a covering letter, outline, marketing proposals and suchlike. I really would prefer not to have to jump through all those hoops, but in fairness to them it does concentrate the mind and make you examine some pertinent issues. For example, what is the point of this book and who do you think is going to read it? University of Nebraska Press
Good questions to ponder while the bread is cooling.