Actually, my good news is that I’m editing a book! Matt Spencer (happyspector in LJ-ese), one of the people I met on Caitlin R. Kiernan’s phorum, has written his second novel, The Night and the Land, and the agency helping him to publish it has approved me as the editor. A copy of the draft now exists on my computer; being a hard-copy boy myself, I’ll print it out and start marking corrections and making suggestions. Then it’ll get mailed off to Charlottesville, Virginia, for Matt’s perusal and pondering.
It’ll be the second book I’ve been involved with; I did intense proofreading on a self-published book by my Hermiston friend Jean Conklin, called Music in the Midst of Chaos, about her family’s experience raising and advocating for their daughter with Tourette Syndrome. This is a different animal: fiction by a guy who’s written and published horror. I’m looking forward to this; new experience!