Amusingly enough, after the mad stress of recent months and getting all my work done on time, our engineering brethren decided it was just too damn hard to answer some simple questions and so the work has been delayed by a few more weeks.
Oh well, not my fault. Not my problem. And there are always more projects to get started on. Fine with me.
I’m just putting the final finishing touches on Bonshoon, specifically the end-note and a couple of little bits and pieces. Cover is still incoming but this one is going to be amazing, so I told Gabriel there was no rush.
Before that, though, I’m hoping to get my children’s book finished and released. Only a few more drawings to do, and fortunately (unlike writing) that is something I can do while sitting with Mrs. Hatboy and watching TV of an evening after Wump and Toop are in bed. It’s been grand and I’m really hoping people will get a kick out of the story.
Then, on with Book 4. I’m just uncertain about how to proceed, not because of writer’s block (on the contrary), but because what with our London trip and our Perth trip this summer, a whole mess of busy weekends and these hilarious work projects still ongoing, not to mention the assorted passport, license, visa and second loan issues we still have to sort out in the next couple of months, I’m just not sure I will get a chance to get it all down within my 70-day window.
 We’re finally going ahead with buying the kesämökki from Mrs. Hatboy’s dad. Probably. Hopefully. Lord, just let that whole idiotic clusterfuck-and-bailout be over. Fortunately it shouldn’t be a huge loan.
I know, it’s no big deal if I go overtime. And it doesn’t really make a difference whether I do the draft in 70 days but leave a 40-day “rest break” before starting the next book, or just take 110 days to write the next draft. But it makes a difference to me, damnit.
Oh well. To be continued.