July 7, 2011

Xmas Carol is finished

Yesterday I finished my final edit of Xmas Carol. Today I'm printing the book (okay, my sister is printing it) and tomorrow I'll send a copy to our own Artichoke Annie, who has agreed to read it. No one else has read the final version. Annie will be the first. Well, okay: I also gave an ePub version to Carmine, who wants to reread the book -- always a good sign.

I can't believe I'm done!


Artichoke Annie said...

Artichoke Annie has polished up her reading glasses and vacuumed off her easy chair and now awaits the arrival of ... THE BOOK.

Let my summer reading program begin!

cm said...

Woo hoo!
You're going to enjoy it Annie.

Artichoke Annie said...

cm: I am so excited. I feel like family!

writenow said...

I have actually seen with my own eyes, the pile of paper that is Xmas Carol. There it was, in the same room with me! Eerie. 500 pages is a big pile. It's going out priority mail to you tomorrow, Annie. Hey, Carmine! And Annie, you are family.

Artichoke Annie said...

It's a ream! Thanks Keith, looking forward to the read.

John R. Smith said...

About the only reference to hanging that I can think of goes back to Elizabethan England -- where sometimes the dying contortions of a person at the end of a noose were referred to as a "jig".

Sometimes these affairs were called "Neck Stretching Parties" -- even by the police going after thugs in the underworld.

More than likely the phrase refers to the end of an Irish Jig -- and does not have anything to do with lynching or hangings.

writenow said...

Perhaps you meant to comment on this post: http://theworlds-writenow.blogspot.com/2011/07/racist-terminology-on-msnbc.html

Interesting, though. Thanks for commenting.