Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I found another typo in The Dying God & Other Stories!


So far, there's only one. Which is good. I suppose. If that proves to be the only one, I'll fix it and publish without ordering yet ANOTHER proof, I think.

I swore like a sailor when I saw it; and it's such a stupid typo as well. One would think that by this stage of my life, I'd know how to spell the word 'knives.'

I need to punch something.

Le sigh. Today, I'll go on with writing Ethan Cadfael: The Battle Prince and then continue to proofread The Dying God & Other Stories.

I'm so mad at myself!

Called to Straw

A woman who is called to straw is about to have a baby. I first assumed that it referred to a straw mattress, just as "hit the hey" signifies "go to bed." But many natives, including physicians and midwives at widely separated points in Missouri and Arkansas, assure me that straw means the act of parturition ... It is sometimes used as a verb as in "Mable's a-strawin' right now."
- Vance Randolph's Down in the Holler, 1953

I'm still mad at myself.


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

It's important for you to show the rest of us writers that you're truly human. Anyone with your daily word output would be questioned as super-human!


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