I just finished my new book

Posted in blog post on September 11th, 2010 by Merrill Markoe

HOORAY for me But at least on some level, a draft of it is finished. Its a book of essays. It includes a lengthy piece about my mother, for which I will be going to hell.   The title of the book MIGHT be “Cool, Calm and Contentious.”  although that makes me sound a little like Clint Eastwood. All I know is that now, suddenly, I am not swimming in three feet of loose paper.  I write on the computer but in the final stages I find that I can’t see what, if anything, the book says unless I print it out. Pretty soon my already cluttered office looks like I am ready for a segment on hoarders.

Anyway: Wow. Free time.  I think I will start making films. Until it catches up to me because free time only seems like free time BEFORE it becomes unemployment.

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3 Responses to “I just finished my new book”

  1. Suzanne Heins says:

    I’m so excited (and happy for you) that you finished your book. I can’t wait to read your essays, especially the one about your mother. When’s the book due to be published?

    No humor writer makes me laugh out loud like you do. I read It’s My #8&%@*! Birthday once a year. It is the funniest book I have ever read. And reread.

    –Suzanne

  2. Maria Semple says:

    Big huge congratulations. I absolutely can’t wait to read it. xoxo

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