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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Loud noises from downstairs…

My husband just killed a mouse. With a frying pan. MY frying pan.

The limits of multitasking

It’s been nearly a week since my last post, which is a reflection not necessarily of how hard I’m working, but how many different KINDS of things I’ve had to do. I’m drawing close to final-draft time on the History of the Medieval World. I’m doing a number of different editorial tasks for Peace Hill […]

And the manuscript goes off!

Over the weekend I finished the final revision of the ART OF THE PUBLIC GROVEL for Princeton University Press. Today I burned all the files onto a disk, printed it out (the subtitle is temporary, by the way–I’ve sent Princeton the list of suggestions you made on this blog), put it all into a box […]

Fear of the dark (that’s not a metaphor)

So today I had a fourteen-hour work day. Thursdays are my favorite work days because I start as soon as I get up in the morning and don’t check back in with the family until I’m finished, no matter when that might be. (My husband does the same thing on Wednesday; we find it’s good […]

The geek-fan in me comes out

I’m a little slow on the uptake, obviously, but I’ve just discovered that Orson Scott Card READ MY BOOK. And commented about it on his blog. Here’s what he says: “Susan Wise Bauer’s The History of the Ancient World from the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome is, in a way, a ridiculous project […]

The ghost of author questionnaires past…

Now that Princeton University Press has committed to publishing THE ART OF THE PUBLIC GROVEL, I’m finding myself in an unfamiliar position. It’s been years since I sold a book after it was written. Usually, I sign a contract and then plunge into writing a manuscript. This time, I’ve signed the contract and I’m going […]

Happy New Year

Tomorrow I’ve got to get moving on some tasks for the Princeton book upcoming…but tonight we enjoyed our usual New Year’s Eve tradition of watching the Twilight Zone marathon with friends, eating chocolate fondue, and playing Settlers of Catan (despite the triumph here displayed, our neighbor Justin did NOT win…his wife Mel, considering her next […]