29 days to go

Over at Moorish Girl, Laila Lalami is planning to begin blogging on Fridays with news about her new book, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits. Her photo, months ago, of the completed manuscript sitting in her printer has stuck in my mind as I count the days before delivering my own. I yearn for that moment of printing all 200 or so pages out and looking at the thick stack. I’ve been working on this book for years now, and, as the end is near, it’s strangely easy to imagine being free of it. At the same time, I’m shocked at how much more I could do, how easy it is to imagine this project stringing out for another summer or two.

But it won’t. September 1 here I come.