Saturday, March 6, 2010

Still not done!

Have you ever wondered what it's like for a writer who's almost done with a book but still hasn't quite finished it?

It's like this.

Yes, this.

I'm so close that a while back I refused to allow myself to get a haircut or trim any of my facial hair until I sent the book to Publisher Toni. I'm still refusing to do those things, because I will finish Children No More any day now.

Of course, turning myself into the Abominable Hairy Man does have its drawbacks.

For one thing, I'm going crazy and have come to believe I can feel the weight of the hair on my face.

I'm also worried that soon tidal patterns will start appearing my fur. I could live with that for a while, but should I begin to feel that those patterns are telling me to do things, bad things, then we might have trouble. I'm not saying that's happened before, of course, not to me, but I've heard of people who had it happen.

Oh, yeah: it's also like this.

I am truly a great hairy beast.

Back to the book before my hair takes over!


Michelle said...

Is it a Yeti or Mark? I was confused for a minute. For God's sake, finish the book and tidy up! For everyone's sake! By the way, the word verification for this entry is grusnol.I think that pretty much describes your new look. Ha Ha.

Mark said...

Believe me, I am motivated to finish.

I agree about that word.

Todd said...

What the...


have you forgone sleep as well, Mark?


Mark said...

I must confess to being a bit tired.

mimi said...



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