Deadline: Tomorrow

Or tomorrow, and tomorrow – my editor says he’ll accept delivery on All Souls’ Day.

Here’s a sentence I just read as I tried to edit myself:

“And now, having opened that enormous can of theoretical worms, I’m gonna screw the lid right back on and stick to the storytelling.”

Yes, yes, I know you can’t really screw a lid onto a can – that would be a jar, silly. But let the copyeditor worry about that. I mention the line because it makes me wish I could fill the book with doodled illustrations – just imagine what an opened can of theoretical worms would look like….


  1. Geoff Edwards says

    As John Cusack said in Being John Malkovich, “Do you know what a metaphysical can of worms this portal is?”

  2. I suppose it wouldn’t work to say, “And now, having opened…, I’m going to find an appropraite tupperware cover for it, seal it right up and…”

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