Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cuz we belong together, yeah

Were I to peek through the blinds just now, outside everything would be spring: flood of sun and warmth and the (not uber-hyped-up social networking site) twitter of lean little birds and an ur-sky, blue, without end, Amen. I never can adequately express how glad of spring's onset that I am. A parole from winter, my rickety body.

And how silent has it been here? Cobwebbed, even. I haven't had much I wanted to say. At some point a blog becomes a chore and then it's best to step away from the blasted thing. But, with the return of clement weather, I fell less interior, less of a layered mind. Let's see what happens.

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So much has gone on these last few months, some of it good, some bad, some fleetingly infuriating.

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Today word from Ecco on My Index's sales numbers, which were wildly beyond what I would have predicted. Thank you to everyone who has purchased it.

The cost of that success is that Ecco/HarperCollins wants to push up the release of my memoir, One More Theory About Happiness, to May 2010, to coincide with the release of the paperback edition of Index. This was always a possibility, discussed, even, shortly after signing with Ecco. Now it's the real deal, sho nuff, and it's all great, except now I have to very seriously finish the darn thing. No sleep till Brooklyn, I guess. I'm not sure what I mean, except: holy crap, time to buckle down, y'all.

To that end, I've been working on a chapter about the time I got mugged.

10 comments:

MissSeaweed said...

Wow. Last comment got lost. But it's so nice to see you here - I still check in regularly even though I see updates on fb. May 2010? Dang. That's a long time but I know it'll be worth it.

Justin Evans said...

Your book is incredible! I have been going back to it almost every day or two, finding something wonderful each time.

Peter Kent said...

I'm glad to be among the owners of "Index" and pleased to hear there are many other readers who've been rewarded by investing in the purchase of your fine collection. I look forward to your memoir!

Theresa Williams said...

Congratulations on your success! We're happy for you here at BGSU! Go, go, go.

Eduardo C. Corral said...

paul, i did not mug you. i gave you a bear hug.

and i took your wallet.

Taylor said...

To be honest, I was expecting a review of Watchmen.

fredwrite said...

I envy you. It's eighteen degrees in Topeka. Yesterday, I helped a friend with cerebral palsy change the catalytic converter on his van. I had on three coats and a pair of new overalls. He had on a jacket and holes in the knees of his jeans. But he got out of his wheelchair and worked harder than I did. Never realized until we were warming up back in the house that his knees were bleeding. Hurry up, spring!

Charlie said...

Or, as I thought they said when I first heard the Beastie Boys sing it, "no sleep 'til book read."

Denis said...

Paul, congratulations on your success! I've been reading your blog for a little while and can't wait to read more of your work in the future.

Christian Kerley said...

I can't remember the details as I should... this was the Mickey Mouse wallet stolen by the guy in the elevator in the UTC Student Center, right?