This may well be a very short-lived condition, but for the first time in well over a year, I don’t have a nonfiction revision roosting at the top of my to-do list. Earlier this week, I sent Agent Erin my Smith rewrite, and with James dispatched to an editor last week, that takes care of my major, non-Day-Glo projects of late.

So, how to fill my time?

  • Compiling and burning a companion CD for my Smith manuscript. I don’t do this for all my subjects (though I guess I could), but Smith was a musician whose work is not as well known as it should be. Obviously, I’m trying to change that. Does a companion CD enhance the experience of reading a manuscript or expose its flaws? Guess I’ll know soon.
  • Resuming work on my marketing database for The Day-Glo Brothers. Does anyone know a good children’s bookstore in Cleveland?
  • Getting back to my research for E.F.
  • At last revising, maybe, a picture book fiction manuscript that a friend critiqued last fall. I think it’s going to take me a long time before I’m even ready to write a proposal/sample for E.F., and I’ve got to be writing something in the meantime. It could be this one. Or maybe that middle-grade novel.
  • Insisting to Agent Erin that I really am focused on nonfiction. It just depends on what the meaning of the word “focused” is.