The official contract is all signed, so now I can tell you more about the deal. *Big grin*
Now I'm working on connecting with someone who has spent time working in a state institution, because there's a difference between private hospitals and state-funded institutions. Because you know how much money goes toward mental health care in our communities? Not much.
Here's a picture of the old insane asylum that used to stand in Columbus, Ohio. I believe the date on the picture is 11-7-1909. According to some accounts, this was the largest asylum in the world at one point, with 1,300 beds. It seems to me that Bedlam must have been bigger, but it's still an interesting bit of trivia.
My friend Mary brutalized my ToM manuscript, and I can't believe I couldn't see some of the problems until she pointed them out. Can I just tell you how valuable honest, trustworthy crits are? I always feel a little (and sometimes a lot) embarrassed by my manuscript's shortcomings, but I am SO thankful when someone I trust cares enough to really be honest and give it to me straight. I've been doing major rewrites.
My other projects -- SW and my NaNo novel -- are taking a breather while I work on this.
Want more info on this whole WIP Weds thing? Here's Kate's original post.
How are your projects coming?