Alright, not dead, but creeping quietly closer. I am recuperating from a massive back spasm brought on by two days of arduous chair-sitting while I finished the line edits of Silent on the Moor. Chiropractor is always warning me about the evils of my desk chair, and he's quite right, a rush-seat ladderback isn't exactly ergonomic. (Of course, the fact that I sat for six hours in the equivalent of "cow face pose" in that chair didn't do me any favors. One of these days I'm actually going to realize I'm not fourteen anymore.)
Anyway, back pain aside, I am in a glorious mood because the line edits are FINISHED. That means that, aside from a very brief skim over the copy edits and the galleys, I am done! I can take the weekend off and then devote myself fully to the new book. That calls for a SQUEEEE!