dispatches from nyc

State of the Meerkat: Waiting, and Revising

Two weeks before the move, and I’m living a weird kind of half-life.  Ideally, this makes me focus more on the work.  Ideally. Lunch with my agent this week, to discuss projects pending, and new.  Which means I really need to get the existing stuff off my desk and onto someone else’s (editor and/or formatters). …

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Five things make the only post you’ll get from me today….

1.  You know you’re in introvert hibernation mode when the thought of ordering take-away over the phone is overwhelming. “No talking to people! No! Why aren’t you on Seamless or GrubHub?”  I need a “bat signal” so I could turn it on and they’d know to have my gyro ready for me…. (there was a …

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2014

Gone and back again, reunited with the cats and planning to spend the rest of the day putting my house in order for 2014, in oh so many ways both literal and metaphorical. I hope your celebrations were enjoyable and safe, and you woke this morning feeling good about the year to come. Stolen from …

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a meditation on mornings

There are many people who despise mornings, who consider the only 6 allowable is 6pm (and don’t even speak to them of 5!).  I may, possibly, pity those people, although I respect their dedication to the slow slothful waking process and emulate it on regular occasion. But to miss the early morning, especially in winter, …

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