My editor chatted with me yesterday. He's such a nice guy. :-) I'm so lucky to be surrounded by terrific men in my life:
Loving Husband: The alpha of all the Jackie Kessler men. LH is my main man, the icing on the cake, the light of my universe, the...oh heck, you get the idea. (Smooches, honey!)
Tax Deductions, Elder and Younger: My darling fric and frak, the cutest pro-wrestlers-in-training, the terror of housecats everywhere (at least, in our house).
My Pop: Because my daddy is bigger than your daddy. :-) (Hi, Dad!)
My Agent: He rules. Totally. Anyone who can put up with my inane new-author questions deserves a medal. (Note to self: send agent medal)
My Editor: I love him (in true professional crush style, if I may borrow a term from Nadia Cornier). And I ain't just saying that because I'll be getting feedback on HELL'S BELLES in the next few weeks...
Jon Stewart: Jon for President!
So thank you, men, for being in my life.
"It's raining men, hallelujah..."
Update on the next book
Up to just under 10,000 words. Huzzah! Starting to think there's actually a decent book in here, begging to get out. Huge thanks to Heather Brewer for putting up with my "Yeah, but does this WORK" questions and for reading the horror that is the raw draft.