And of course now I'm coming up with all the stuff I forgot to mention, and the book is getting longer and longer. But I think it's going to be useful -- and hopefully entertaining too. Although not everyone's idea of entertainment is a writing book.
Granted, it's the worst possible timing because of the increasingly ugly and threatening Other Deadlines. But what a relief to be dealing it with at last.
So a great day all around, and then it got even better. Some very kind person sent me a copy of The Larton Chronicles for my birthday. The Larton Chronicles is a Pros zine -- it's kind of an Angela Thirkell meets Queer as Folk AU thingie, from what I can make out. Granted, I'm always a little leery of AU, but this comes highly recommended, so I'm looking forward to reading it. And as I have to go out of town this weekend, it's arrived at the perfect moment...so thank you whoever you are.
And thank you also to the anonymous person who just added two years worth of paid account time to my Live Journal account. I don't quite know what to say. That's an incredibly generous thing to do, and I plan to make the most of it. (And thank you also for the virtual rose -- unless that was a third anonymous gift, which seems hard to believe.) I guess I really do need to take some time and figure out how this whole Live Journal thing works because I've been fumbling around since day one, and I still have no idea how to do things like...send these little virtual thingies or get pictures into my posts or date stamp my entries, which I assume can be done, but who knows.
Anyway, an abundance of gifts, and all of them very much appreciated -- and rain too! What a terrific day in every way.
Hope you all have a long and lovely weekend.