Time to Bring the Famished World Another Novel
October 7, 2011 § 2 Comments
I know Houghton Mifflin is publishing one in six months. And I just finished another one. But it’s time for a new one. There’s been a print shortage here in Santa Barbara. The level of the word reservoir is dangerously low and they are having to pipe in transitive verbs from the LA aqueduct. I awoke in the middle of the night to a clawing on my window. It was Oprah, stalking me from nearby Montecito. She was still in her bathrobe, obviously the victim of some unsettling dream that only I could cure. PLEASE, she intoned, PLEASE WRITE ANOTHER BOOK. Oprah, stop, I said. You’ll wake the neighbors.