The big deadline

The big deadline

June 29, 2017
This disheveled little owl has been writing and writing and writing and editing and editing and editing to meet a deadline of midnight, July 3. (That's next Monday.) (Five more days.) And this little owl's more schleppy and rumpledy than ever she has been because she put her writing first (above everything). But after promising herself last year that she would do this, she has. And so the schleppy-rumpledy state of her doesn't really matter. Because now she has a manuscript. (An imperfect manuscript but a manuscript all the same.) All full of Ireland and old Brisbane. Seventy thousand words. (And ideas for more.) And it all makes her so profoundly happy, so completely alive she can hardly hoot. (So she won't even try.) (She'll write it down, instead.)