The big news is that I've created a term that Google never seems to have heard before. It is a description of Scooter's personality, especially as he exhibits it circa 5 AM. Scooter is Purrsive Aggressive!
Actually, the way I was at New Paltz Crafts Fair this weekend, I could have been described as Purseive Aggressive. A quick trip to Google just now shows I invented that one too.
Between following Adam's every potential move and creating terms for Google, I haven't read that much in Mistress Of The Monarchy. Here's what I know so far: Katherine Swynford's parents are either alive or dead, she's either 4 years old or 28, her sister's granddaughter became a duchess, and the black plague killed off feudalism. I sense a great deal of wheel spinning on Alison Weir's part thus far (which is appropriate enough, since Katherine Swynford was a big St. Catherine fan).
I'm getting a little nervous. The Early Show's been on for half an hour, and I haven't heard them mention Adam yet. I'd hate to think I was watching TV this early for naught (not that Scooter would let me sleep this late).
Hmm. They just showed a big crowd, but they still didn't mention Adam. I find this increasingly worrisome.
For those of you who are wondering what's happening with This World We Live In, well I've been wondering too. I did get an email at the end of last week from the newest editor, and here's what she said:
I don't anticipate a lot of changes, just bumping up some emotion, fleshing out character traits here and there, and providing a sense of background to a few questions that arose early on for those who hadn't read the first two books.
I definitely like the part about not a lot of changes, especially since there was no reference to changing the fabulous ending (the changing of which would involve lots and lots of changes). I suppose I could reread the book this week myself, in preparation for the rewrites. I haven't looked at This World since I sent it off over two months ago. Since then I've been to California and Connecticut and New Jersey and New Hampshire and won several awards (none of which I've actually seen) and acquired a kitten (who I see all the time) and solved the problem of my mother's eye drops, and did volunteer work for two different local organizations, and visited with friends, and suffered through the American Idol finale, and watched dozens, possibly zillions, of episodes of Clean House, and planted five window boxes of impatiens, and learned that Nathan Hale was a remarkably incompetent spy and that the black plague was not Katherine Swynford's fault. Not to mention creating two new terms for Google.
I suppose after all that I should be willing to get back to work. Especially if there's no Adam on the Early Show!