I turn the BAE manuscript over to my publishers in April, even though it comes out next February. This month, between taxes and book deadlines, is my deadliest.
I think this Sunday I'm going to have a beach bonfire to scream, "I'M FINISHED, you hear me, FINISHED!" — you might hear me miles away.
I remember when we decided to start "unschooling" our daughter in the year 2000. We had a big bonfire for all the insipid homework busy-sheets she'd been given the first few weeks of 5th grade. That was some of the best fun ever. Her teacher had warned the class that no one was allowed to read a book over 100 pages, and that he'd discipline anyone who tried otherwise. What a great day it was to burn that sucker down.
Have you ever had a good-old fashioned burning of something that needed to turn to ash? Do tell!
Photo: Honey Lee's all-natural dried Mullen "torch" infused with bacon fat. it lasted for hours!