So then there was travel, and then there was work, and then there was an annoying instance of illness, and then it was three weeks since the last one of these.
Also there was a new computer. Did I mention that? This one doesn't faint whenever I try to play video. (But now I have to buy a new laptop for my kid, because the screen just came loose on hers. She is sad. It is a Dell. A pink one. I know, right? A Dell? Get this. She's been working that Dell like a galley captain whipping a slave. For SIX YEARS. Damn right I ordered her another Dell. Clearly there is magic involved.)
In the next few weeks, I have a meeting with Mulholland Books UK -- I really want to show you what they've done with the GUN MACHINE cover, and hopefully I'll be able to share that after they've signed off on that.
And a phone conference with the Mulholland mothership in New York. Which will at least partly be about warming up the whole horrible marketing thing for the book.
And I've just discovered that the piece of WASTELANDERS I wrote just before I got sick didn't save into Dropbox like I thought it did, which means I might have hallucinated that, which means Joss probably thinks I'm dead now. I am hoping he is currently distracted by looking for places to stack his giant pots of gold coins.
And, of course, there are the half-dozen Things I Can't Talk About.
I wonder if this will work.
Anyway. This newsletter is now working, because I have a working computer, and a mostly working body, and because things are happening with the book and work and etcetera. Which is a word I always want to pronounce like Yul Brynner in THE KING AND I. Sometimes I wonder what it'd look like if you could use CGI to map Yul Brynner in THE KING AND I over Jason Statham in CRANK.
Back in a few days, with information and stuff. Thanks for bearing with me.