Looking for an agent for the new book, which is like throwing your child off a cliff and hoping someone will catch it. I ended with 24 drafts total–11,000 draft manuscript pages altogether. That’s alot of manuscript drafts. Final draft is a few pages under 500, which means it’s thick. Not William Vollmann thick but thick nonetheless.
Working on a novella now about Napoleonic-era cartographers. It’s weirder than the novel and fun when I have time to work on it.
Also thinking of revisiting my dissertation with a mind toward turning it (at last) into a proper book manuscript. It’s probably time I did so, although knowing me it will end up too weird for any publisher.
For those who ask me from time to time when I’m playing next, I have no great desire to do so and don’t see that changing in the immediate future. No one actually comes to the shows so it feels fruitless to spend the time and effort to present something to the public only to have 4 or 5 people show up. It likely wouldn’t matter to me much if I really loved playing live but alas I don’t and never have. I’d rather just play in my studio at home so that’s what I’ll do when it’s time to work on the music again.