Big day for me today. I sent out my new book to my agent and publisher. My title will be: “Creatures of a Day” - that is part of a quote from the roman writer and emperor, Marcus Aurelius, whose work plays a role in one of the ten psychotherapy tales. At least I think that will be the title unless I get some major static from the publisher.
There are several times an author feels like: “I’m finished.” The major time of course is the first time you hold the book in your hands. But sending it out to publisher is big. I’ve gone over the manuscript again and again and again and, finally, when I can make no more edits, no more improvements I send it out and there is a touch of irreversibility about it though, technically, I can make minor changes still to publisher’s page proofs. Like most authors who finish I feel relieved, absolutely emptied out, and find the idea of another book a total impossibility. I also notice myself missing it. I’ve been carving its sentences and paragraphs for many many months now and though it feels tedious at time, I also love the process."Irvin D. Yalom! (facebook)
So, this just happened.
James Harden has arrived at the Toyota Center tonight rocking this getup. Looks like he’s ready for a rodeo as opposed to play the Indiana Pacers.