Fathom Five officially passed the 30,000 word mark today. Yay! The story looks to be settling into the 35,000-40,000 range. I'm not sure what I will do if Fathom Five ends up at 35,000 words (Rosemary and Time is 40,000 words). Isn't 35,000 words a little short to be a novel? We'll see. I have to let the story tell itself, and then I'll decide if there's more to be written.
I'm still thinking about what I should read for the Final Readings and Farewell gathering for Kathy Stinson at the Kitchener Public Library. My fall back, of course, is what she suggested to me: my synopsis of Rosemary and Time up to the point where Theo enters the library and yells at the books to leave Rosemary alone. Clearly, by this suggestion, my time is going to be quite limited, but is reading from the synopsis the best thing I can do with this story? I'd like to read some passages, personally, so I get a chance to display the dialogue and the character interaction. We'll see...
So, the editor of a major national newspaper is fired for writing an editorial critical of Prime Minister Jean Chretien (or, more correctly, for not clearing said editorial with the newspaper's publishers).
Okay. I'm officially frightened for my country, now.
To celebrate the fact that this post has a theme (Fathom Five has some shipwrecks, and our PM is putting the nation on the rocks), I've borrowed a jpeg from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. They have a very nice website which you should visit.