So anyway, it's been a long week and I, for one, am glad it's about over. I live in Seattle and winter is the rainy season, which means perpetual overcast when you can see the sky, which for me is rare because it's dark when I wake up and dark again when I leave the office, so I tend to think of winter in Seattle as the Land Of Perpetual Night. But! This winter (or very late fall, yes, to be more precise) brings some sunshiny moments to Mr. Bailey's life! If you look here, you'll see that I have a sunshiny new agent! And after working on my novel Killing Hamlet for several years, it looks pretty certain that it will finally be going out on submission to publishers in early January. Which is teh roxor, and don't let anyone tell you differently.
There aren't enough exclamation points to emphasize how cool it's been working with Weronika, but I must warn you: there has been a flurry of activity and I'm feeling a bit out of breath. Author photo? Author bio? A synopsis of the next novel (Cocke &; Bull) just on the off chance that an editor wants to offer us a 2-book deal? A fresh new pitch for Killing Hamlet because my original query letter writ two years ago no longer fits the book as it stands today? Yes, I say yes, and likely more to come. So busy busy busy and I haven't even begun my Christmas shopping yet. Anyway, this is all just my subtle way of saying that things are cool in my life.
Other cool things that don't have anything to do with me:
Tonight in downtown Seattle, the 24th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition, which closes some major streets and fills block after block with singing folks. It's way cool, and Mighty Reader and I have made this one of our traditions.
Tomorrow in my neighborhood, it's the annual tree lighting, which is a cool community event with prizes, music and snacks. Sunday there will be mule rides. Mule rides! We also have a fabulous outdoor farmer's market on Sundays, so the pleasure is doubled, at least. Mule rides!
Seattle can't be the only cool city on Earth, so what's going on in your fair town this weekend?