Spent the beginning of the week in NYC, having lunches and meetings and wandering around looking at twinkly lights. Part pseudo-business trip, part getting out of my apartment for a little while. My train down was subjected to zombie shenanigans, though Amtrak claimed it was “tree branches” knocking out “power” on the tracks. Got to New York about five hours late and had to change a lunch to a next-day breakfast but other than that everything was lovely. My first trip to Manhattan in about five years was almost a year ago, just post-holiday rather than pre-holiday though everything was still twinkly-lit. That was the first time I’d met my agent and my editor and September and real book things still felt very far off. What a difference almost a year makes.

Back in Boston now, trying desperately to manage the pre-holiday to-do list and wondering why all the blog comments from the last two weeks seem to have disappeared. Hrm. I shall try to tackle that mystery at some point, in between everything else on the list. In the meantime, here are some festive photos from New York.


Categories: miscellany


Left Of Sean · December 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

So how are you going to spend the holidays? Big family?

    erin · December 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Smallish family, really, so holidays will be comparatively quiet. Spending a few days in the wilds of Massachusetts, need to make peppermint bark in preparation.

ahad · December 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Are you uninhibitedly joyful around the holidays? Or is it the time when everything slows down, contracts and curls up into a snowglobe of rather somber introspective?

    erin · December 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I am a little bit of both but I am leaning towards the somber snowglobe side this year. It has been a busy year of big changes and I am tired more than anything else, though tired with presents and hot chocolate is a comparatively good type of tired.

Kathie · December 21, 2011 at 9:51 am

The world you created in Night Circus is still living in my head. I love it when a book stays with me like that. This is definitely a story I’ll reread. Thanks for the lovely gift of your book. Can’t wait to read another one.

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