….and hello there once again. I know I’ve been away for quite some time, but, y’see, this finally happened:

The first draft of Jim Henson sits in all its 700-page glory, to the likely approval of the Jim Henson action figure (as well as the photobombing Jim and Kermit bookmark).

I delivered the first draft of Jim Henson (as I’m currently calling it) to my editor earlier this week. (Actually, I delivered an electronic version to him — this 700-page monster is the one that gets filed away, with all the other first drafts.)

I’m taking a bit of a break for a moment — I’m headed to New York later this afternoon, in fact, to talk about Washington Irving — and then the next round of fun begins.  Stay tuned.


7 responses to “Celebrational!

  1. Congratulations! I’m interested in the 700 page version. Hopefully a very good editor will keep the story as long as needed, but still detailed. I’ve been wondering when a biography would become available. Your blog is fun to read.


  2. Yay Brian! Can’t wait for the real book—you know, with glue and ISBNs and stuff. Congratulations, it must feel good.


  3. Best of luck with your book. I look forward to reading it. I, too, like real books you can hold in your hand!


  4. Congratulations! I am so glad to hear someone is working on a comprehensive Jim Henson biography. I can only imagine the feeling of accomplishment that comes with finishing such a large work. Can’t wait to read it when it comes out!


  5. Hi Brian,

    Congratulations!! That’s quite an accomplishment. Best of luck.

    Lee Fishman


  6. Thank you, everyone, for the kind comments! I’m in the middle of the first round of edits at the moment, but I really WILL be back at the blog later this month. I promise. Really.


  7. Mark C Bartlett

    Brian—-please keep us informed at NYSL about the publication schedule for your Henson biography. My programming committee will definitely want to consider this one!!! – Mark Bartlett mark@nysoclib.org