It’s my last day here in Paris, where I’ve been working the last week out of an apartment in Belleville. I’ve managed to complete a second draft of a non-fiction book and sent it off to a publisher. Two, actually. Usually you have to wait months and months for a rejection, but this time I got a “no thank you” the day after I sent the manuscript. Which is good! It didn’t fit the publisher’s profile. I immediately sent off my book to another publisher, and went back to work on the YA novel I’m also trying to grapple this week.