[LMB] LMB] Art and cats, was thanks for help with word

PAT MATHEWS mathews55 at msn.com
Sun, 08 Dec 2002 17:38:00 -0700

Lois - have you asked the vet about that? My Diamond showed the same 
symptoms. Not meaning to be an alarmist, but vets have ways of telling how 
the cat is doing where we can only guess.

Best of kitty luck,


>From: "Lois McMaster Bujold" <lbujold at myinfmail.com>
>Reply-To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
>To: "Bujold chat list" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
>Subject: [LMB] LMB]  Art and cats, was thanks for help with word
>Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 15:41:53 -0600
>Robert Parks rparks at lvhot.org
>Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> >     As of an hour ago, when I went to drop the manuscript in the mail 
> > pick up the cat at the vet (surgery for lumps, and boy is he a glum 
> > this afternoon), I am *done* with editorial revisions for _Paladin of
> > Souls_.  There will be two more "dones" at some point in the future--
> > copy-edit and galleys -- but they shouldn't be as wearing.  Revising at
> > stage is like taking out and adding cards to the bottom layer of a
> > nine-layer house of cards; I'm always terrified some little change will
> > screw things up.  Not a big job, but a delicate and tedious one.  And
> > *done*.
>Congratulations.  I'll drink to that!
>     Happy to be of service...
>Do we want to do the t-shirt thing?  Assuming the cover is not
>excessively ugly?
>     Hold that thought.  HarperCollins has contracted a very good artist; 
>for a peek at his work.  However, one never knows quite what one is going 
>get.  Lots of input -- from writer, editor, art director, the artist as
>well -- can sometimes have one of those "too many cooks" effects.  I'm
>hoping for gorgeous, but it could come out darn near anything.  No one is 
>control here.
>     The cat (Mike) is being rather worrisome today, just lying around, not
>eating or drinking.  If he were just lying around *after* eating and
>drinking, that would be perfectly normal.  I can't tell if this is a usual
>stage of recovery, a sign of trouble, or just deep depression about the
>plastic cone-collar he's presently being forced to wear to keep him from
>licking his stitches.
>     Ta, Lois.
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