In other news, I finished the giant rewrite of the dissertation and turned it in a few days ago. I am down to the home stretch of non-stop work to finish the PhD in time. Right now I am finishing the novel, and then I will spend the better part of a month doing final rewrites to the dissertation, cleaning up the works cited and reading lists, and dealing with all of the tiny little details. Also, I have to write a lecture. I have been given a 90-minute slot at a day class at Cambridge's ICE for creative writing. I'll be talking about writing (non-fiction) about gardens. And I have to finish teaching and then do all of my marking. And travel to an away wedding (that will be 4 days). And host a friend who is visiting (another few days). And go to London a couple of times for various events and stuff. And try to have a life.
I have two months. I hope it's enough.