Just a few days left on our Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/girlgenius/girl-genius-volume-12-printing-and-reprint-frenzy), and I for one, will be relieved when it’s over and I’m not ashamed to say it. I must admit that I’m pretty darned pleased about being able to reprint everything, as well as a bunch of pins and patches and stickers and what–not. We will have to grind out a couple of videos, but we’ve been wanting to do those anyway, and now we are being forced to get off our ass and do them. Drat!
But this thing had eaten a significant portion of my cognitive thought for the last few weeks, so it’ll be a relief to stop fretting about it and buckle down and get back to real work.
We finished the first pass on the third novel! (Agatha H and the Very Naughty House [tentative title]) It’s over 125,000 words at this point, and once we’ve thrown it onto the editorial lathe and ground away at it, I’m sure it’ll be 130,000.
I am doing some work in the theater! A Seattle company called Pork Filled Productions (https://www.facebook.com/PorkFilledProductions?fref=ts) is putting on a steampunk themed play, titled The Clockwork Professor, and I’m doing the poster, I used to do acting and stage comedy back in New York and Chicago (nothing really professional, but I enjoyed it), and I’m hoping this will put me in contact with the local scene.
In addition to all the work that our Kickstarter generated, I have some earlier commitments to catch up on, which should keep me busy through June. The Experiments are getting wound up because the End Of School is hurtling towards us, and they’re looking forward to soldering their eyeballs to their computer screens for the next few months. As a concerned parent, of course, my job is to peel them off and shove them outside into the bug infested outside world which will cause them to scream and thrash and stomp around the house hating me and everything I stand for…so I guess I should’ve said we’re ALL looking forward to the summer.