Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby done and despatched

Yep, the new offspring is bathed, powdered, prettied up and delivered. Wordy little fellow - the longest yet, with a count of 183,000. I don't think Baby Next is going to be quite that long, but can't be sure at this point.

So what do I think of the new offspring, eighth in the family to leave home?

Well, there were times when I hated the little horror... yet .... you know ... it's the offspring and so I kept trying to shape it into a respectable being that can go out into the world and make Mum* proud. And in the end, in spite of the occasional burp that needed to be dealt with this past week, I am proud of this one. Yep, this doting Mum thinks number 8 is the best thing since movable type...

But then, I thought the same things about babies 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 when I send them off into the world, too. That's the nature of the beast, I'm afraid.

*Or Mom to you Americans out there.Pix: Lake Cowan near Norseman.
Western Australia: where lakes usually don't have water.
Pix taken April this year

9 comments:

Jo said...

Canadians say mom too Glenda. Funny innit?

Glad the baby pleased you in the end after all the work you have been doing. It really is a matter of blood, sweat and tears with you writing coves isn't it? Its changed my mind about writing a book.

Sarah said...

How exciting! Cant wait to see it on the shelf at Borders!

I'm sure it will be the best one yet, too. But I also thought that about all the ones before ;)

Good job, Glenda!

Peter said...

Congratulations mum on your new baby!
If it is anywhere near as good as its siblings, i'll be well pleased.

Joanna said...

Well done! At least you won't be suffering from empty nest syndrome because you are already working on the next one...not something you can say about two legged babies!

What's the time frame before it appears in shops?

glenda larke said...

Thanks all...hope it lives up to expectations.

Joanna: you will get one of the first copies having won that competition...Probably for you that means August. You had better send me your snail mail addy sometime at the beginning of August (which will remind me!).

The publication date reads September in my contract, which actually means "That's our intention, but well, who knows what can go wrong..."

Satima Flavell said...

Congratulations on another successful confinement and delivery, Glenda. May this one and its younger sibs do even better than their older sets of triplets!

glenda larke said...

Quite a family, isn't it Satima? Especially considering I didn't carry a pregnancy to term until I was 52...

Christine said...

Congratulations on the new baby! I am very excited to hear there is another trilogy on the way...your books are just wonderful and I get so much enjoyment from reading them.

glenda larke said...

Thanks Christine! Hope there's a stack of readers like you out there...