Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Hot, humid, sticky
Bastille day

The producer loves SIDEKICK. We’re going to talk on the phone on Monday and take it from there. Now, that’s one of the fastest sales I’ve ever made! Once contracts are signed, I’ll let you know the production details.

If you haven’t read my review of Yasmine Galenorn’s Dragon Wytch, hop on over to A Biblio Paradise.

If you want to read my wrap-up of the Belmont Stakes, check it out on FemmeFan.

By noon yesterday, I was beat. I’d been up until 2 AM writing SIDEKICK, gotten up at 6 AM, and had an edit of the play and almost a complete re-write of Act III done by a little after 9 AM. That went off to the producer. I got the review up on Biblio Paradise. I dealt with building crap. I picked up a few groceries. I landed the project from my editor – eight short holiday articles for the publication’s date book. I’ve written for their calendars and almanacs before, but never the date book. And their date book is the one I use. So, I’m delighted. I thought my other article for the calendar was due on Sunday, but it’s due in July. However, since I thought it was due on Sunday, I’ve been working on it and I might as well finish it and send it off next week, rather than sitting on it. These are for 2010, mind you. We have to write ahead.

Tried to nap, so I wouldn’t be a basket case by show time, but the construction noise made it impossible.

Train in to the city was okay; not great, not horrible. It was there and it got me into town in a reasonable amount of time. Grand Central was so packed that I had trouble getting out – whatever happened to summer hours? I thought everyone left by one p.m.! What were they still doing there by 5:30?

Anyway, crawled over them and through them. Stopped at the bookstore to pick up Book #1 of Julie Czerneda’s Trade Pact Universe series, A THOUSAND WORDS FOR STRANGE. Started reading it last night . . .wow. It’s fascinating and complex and imaginative and . . .wow.

Had trouble getting back into “show head”, but everyone was glad to see me, and that helped. I confided in one of the actors whom I trust the most about the project from which I walked away and was upset about – and he told me there was a billboard on Broadway a block from the show advertising it. On my way back to the train, I walked past it. Horrifying. The cheapest, most classless billboard I’ve seen in a long time. I wasn’t sure how I’d react, but the actor was correct – I had to laugh. It was like watching a bad accident. All I can do is be grateful I left when I did. For me to have worked in that concept after spending so much time with the people I did would have been a deep betrayal of them.

My series will come out when it’s ready, and it will do right by the people who shared so much with me. I think all of us sitting around watching it next week will give me a sense of closure. I hope so, anyway.

Back to the theatre for two shows today – I hope I don’t get so lost in Julie’s book that I miss any cues!

I’m worried about all those in the Midwest facing those floods – having lived through it last year, my heart hurts for them. And I’m saddened by Tim Russert’s death. He was one of the few sane political commentators we had left, and goodness knows, we needed him this year. My condolences to his family.

Devon

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5 Comments

  1. Congrats on the producer loving Sidekick. I can’t wait to read more about the journey it will take.

  2. YAY! Glad the producer liked Sidekick! Please get some rest soon and take care. I hope your day goes well. Sending good thoughts your way!

  3. Congrats! I love hearing about your successes – they inspire me and motivate me to work harder!

  4. OMGosh!!! The Sidekick deal is so exciting! Are you just tickled or what???

    ps I saw INDY tonight and LOVED it. I’ll post my thoughts on Monday…

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  5. Your work ethic motivates, your success inspires. You’re amazing.

    So glad you’re enjoying the book. Isn’t it nice when you pick something up that just totally engrosses you?

    And SIDEKICK! WAHOOO! Great news.

    Yay for validation in getting out of that project when you did. I’m so sorry they mutilated it like that. Totally whomps.


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