It was a very frustrating day to say the least.
The cable is still MIA and I fear it will never be found.
Now I am about to embark upon my 2nd participation in National Novel Writing Month, or nanowrimo for short. I'm pretty excited but have not done a lick of outlining to prepare. I have a few notes, but all I know about the book is from this summary that's been bouncing around in my head. I think it would sound great on a jacket flap or maybe as a book description on Amazon.com:
January is having a fine death, thank you very much. She spends her days and nights at dance clubs she was too young to get into when she was alive, sitting in on her favorite band's recording sessions and even flying to Hawaii first class. With the help of her Spirit friends Hank and Meg, January learns to get around most of the pesky little challenges that pop up from not having an actual flesh and blood body.
Still, there's one thing she can't quite do that she misses more than anything: reading. Seeing a book or the words on a page is no problem, but without her body she can't turn pages or even pick up a book. And reading over stranger's shoulder's is getting old especially since she can't find anyone with good taste in books...until Boysname. Not only does January love everything Boysname reads, she's thrilled to find out he's also a writer...and a pretty good one at that. The more time January spends with Boysname, the more she falls in love with him. That's when her lack of body really begins to haunt her.
January soon finds out, however, that eternity is not as eternal as she thought it would be and she's forced to face the past and make a decision that will change her death forever.
Does anyone have a good suggestion for "boysname?" I'm looking through the school directory, all the Scottish baby name finders on line and a couple books I have sitting next to me. Might be time to pull out the Friday Harbor telephone directory.
Anyway, wish me luck.