Because…there’s nothing else to do but write. So I am tackling Draft No. 3 of the new book, “Cleans Up Nicely.” It’s a sequel to “Gringa in a Strange Land,” moving from the Mexico of the early 70’s to dirty, dangerous and wildly creative New York. Our heroine lands on the isle of Manhattan with one contact, a suitcase and 800 bucks. Oh and also a blossoming problem with booze. All kindsa characters in this one: believe me, I had to leave out most of them.
So February 2011 will be My Time to nail this one. Between trying to get the snowblower to start and pulling the Big White Dog out of snowdrifts.