Sunday, August 7, 2011

We interrupt this vacation....

So here I am minding my own business in a little medieval hill town in Nerudaland (did I mention that Neruda concludes his exile in TWO WEEKS?!, which will mean that we can return to our regular cross-country commuter marriage after a year of our jetsetting intercontinental marriage), and I get an email from that Big Name UP editor with whom I met at MLA saying he's read my proposal and sample chapter and is very interested and wants to consider the whole manuscript. Totally unexpected, because as I have said that press tends toward more theoretical projects than the one I'm doing, big Game Changer books. So I'm surprised, and to be honest I still doubt very much that they will take the book, but it's gratifying to know that the proposal shows well. The downside is that the real world has now intruded into my food-stuffed idyll, and my brain is now half-agog at, say, cathedral art and the best gelato I've ever put in my face and half scurrying around trying to figure out how I need to get this manuscript in submittable shape in a timely fashion. So yay! and crap.

10 comments:

Leslie said...

Yay!

Because you rock. That is all.

(and I hope Neruda's time in Nerudaland was AWESOME)

Doctor Cleveland said...

That's fabulous!

And if Big Name Editor is who I think it is ... I love that guy.

Lisa B. said...

outstanding!

Sulpicia said...

That's fantastic news, well done!

Flavia said...

Congratulations!

And mmmm: gelato.

Renaissance Girl said...

@ Flav: Mmmmm is right. Don't even ask me how much food I'm eating on a daily basis.

@ Dr. C: It is. And I know you do. I think he's fantastic, and as I've said, even if he doesn't take the book I am so delighted to have had the chance to get to know him, and to see what thoughtful, invested academic editorship looks like.

Dr. Koshary said...

Who knows? Maybe the nuts-and-bolts book you envisioned is secretly a major Game Changer for your field, and the editor is far-sighted on its prospects. In any case, congrats!

ntbw said...

Well done! I know it's going to be a great book. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Fie upon this quiet life! said...

That's awesome! But I get "yay! and crap!" Totally get it.

Ben said...

that's fantastic! Oh, and I'm done lurking...:)