June 4, 2007
I have to say, however, that I don't have much faith that the current cease-fire in the Action Plan(!) skirmish is going to hold, particularly since I haven't heard back from Schuyler's doctor in Chicago. (Could it be that they are busy taking care of actual patients? How rude is that?) I predict a "So where's the Action Plan(!)? For the love of all that is holy, WHERE IS IT???" conversation when we go to pick her up.
I think I've decided on my next writing project, now that the book is off to St. Martin's. Every time Schuyler starts some new project, we go through some variation of this song and dance. The exception was her Box Class, but that was unique in that they had a lot of information on her prior to her arrival. Also, they are superheroes.
Anyway, I've decided that my next project should be a User's Manual for Schuyler, v1.0. Or perhaps a Guide to the Care and Feeding of Schuylers. (There's a joke that I'm showing some rare restraint by not making here. Email me if you can guess what it is.)
It'll have the necessary medical information, perhaps even a plan, you know? For action! It'll also have material about how she actually operates, what she likes, what she hates, what ASL signs she uses, what to do if internet weirdos (and perhaps book-reading weirdos) try to steal her and eat her, etc. All the things you need to know, with some jokes and fun photos, just as an incentive to actually read it.
The thing about Schuyler is yes, she's a mysterious little girl. But you know what? She's not THAT mysterious, not if you bother to get to know her.