Yes, I've been finished before. But that was just the first, disheveled crossing of the finish line. This is the cleaned-up finished, the finished that I'll actually be showing a small circle of readers. And before long, I'll be finished again, and on goes the game.
But this one feels awfully good. It's not very green of me but I'm a sucker for the sheer heft of the thing. As a screenwriter, my life's output has been measured in inch-thick stacks, so this behemoth is a testimony to staying power.
If you've noticed a slight drop-off in attention to things around here, now you know why. I've got a long list of things to work on while this draft is in the hands of others, including the final conclusion of the John Banville Interview, a slew of new interviews I'm awfully excited about, a bunch of new reviews, the long-promised Believer/n+1 faceoff, a refresh of the Recommended sidebar and even a return of the LATBR Thumbnail.
For now, though, I am off to Chicago to meet my oldest friend for dinner tomorrow night and celebrate in some style. So that's it for postings this week but watch this space in the weeks ahead as things threaten to get interesting again ...
Thanks to all of you who have wished this project well and urged it along.