First off, I have the FLU. The wanting to sleep in the bathroom sort of FLU. I feel often, a compulsion, to announce my digestive problems. Anyway. My lover is off to the store to get me organic sprite and bland things that I can eat, because I'm having trouble keeping anything down.
But! I leave tomorrow for Philadelphia, to read at the Mole not Molars series, and despite being fluish I'm really looking forward to it. Will then also be taking the train up to NYC, to read at the Sunday Salon series Sunday night, with more Men Undressed contributors, where I will read either the bartender scene that makes people really really uncomfortable, but that I very much enjoy reading, or another series of saucy scenes from the novel.
So, if you're in Philly or NYC, please come on out! I haven't exactly been reading at packed events. So if you think to yourself - I don't need to come out, there will be people there - not true! Come out! Okay, that's as much energetic trying as I can do, while prone and really excited to watch Revenge.
Oh, and I finished the rewrite! For now! We'll see! Hopefully this is it! I cut out 9,000 words, not exactly 10, but close. I am starting to feel very strongly about it.
Umm. What else. There have been some very positive reviews of the novel. Two from UK publications. This one here, this one here, this one here, and Kristen S. wrote an amazing Goodreads review, and Andrea Q wrote an amazing Amazon review, and it's nice to read reviews of the book by girls and boys. It's weird too although reviews have been gratifyingly positive, there keeps on repeating this strand that Ruth is a really tormented unstable heroine. I guess I don't really see this. I mean, it's not a melodrama or real tragedy. She's a toxic girl. She's forming.
Oh and James Greer reviews Green Girl in this month's Bookforum! Which I have not yet seen but am very excited to! If you are on one of the coasts or whatever and have seen the review, let me know! I haven't gotten my subscriber copy yet. Allegedly there's a tote bag involved this month. I love tote bags!
One more thing - the wonderful Chicago-based Make magazine, which published my essay Slapping Clark Gable, is offering a deal for Make subscribers - being able to purchase Green Girl, and other works by Make contributors, for an amazing deal (if you subscribe to Make, you can get Green Girl for $8. Also, if you already subscribe, you can get Green Girl for half the cover price.)