January 14, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cold

The new issue of The Scruffy Dog Review is up. I’ve got two pieces in it. One is an interview with one of my favorite people in the world, Gerard Canonico – great performer and awesome human being. You can read that here.

And then, of course, there’s my regular column, “The Literary Athlete.” This segment talks about what you should do while your book is in production, here.

I hope you’ll read them both.

I managed to get to my friend’s place yesterday morning, in spite of the ice, and did five loads of laundry. Like I said, it was getting scary. I didn’t get anything done while the laundry was in, although I’d brought plenty of work with me; we just hung out and talked by the fire, with classical music on, while the laundry went through. It was a good break.

Lots to do today; business correspondence to get out, pitches to pitch, polishes on the synopsis and outline to complete. I’m trying to keep my mind off the fact that my show opens on Friday.

I got about 1000 words done on The Lucy Gothic this morning. I still have some figuring to do on the Billy Root piece before I can get back to it, and I need to focus on the rewrite of THE MATILDA MURDERS this weekend. Also, got an idea for a new play; I have to figure out which of the two places most interested in my work right now should get first shot at it.

A scene came to me yesterday for Shakespeare’s Bacon, the prequel to Tracking Medusa that focuses on Gwen and Karl. I scribbled it down and gave it a file – it’ll be awhile before I write that one, but it’s a really funny scene between Gwen and Karl and gives a lot of information about the characters in what they aren’t saying.

To answer Colin’s question, I think you mean the character of Irina. I don’t think Edward, Irina, and Bartholomew will feature heavily in The Balthazaar Treasure, although Edward might make an appearance, and I might bring Irina in for a scene or two, although I’d rather leave it for Book 3. They all feature heavily in Book 3, Sandoval’s Secret, especially Irina. So, Colin, you’ve got something to look forward to!

I might not blog tomorrow. I’m on standby for a site job that would start early, and I won’t know until about 9 PM tonight whether or not I’m going. If I go, I’m not blogging; if they cancel, I’ll be here as usual.

Back to the page.


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  1. That sounds lovely – just sitting by the fire, listening to classical music, and chatting, especially when it’s cold outside. 🙂

  2. Glad you enjoyed your break sitting by the fire.

    Good articles. Very sensible advice in The Literary Athlete. As authors we have to do all we can, especially with the current economic climate as it is. And then we have to do more!

  3. Glad to hear you got through the weather. Good luck with the job tomorrow.

  4. Sitting by the fire, listening to classical. Cool.:-) I hope to get a break soon myself. You’re always so busy, which is a good thing.

  5. Ah yes, Irina. Roll on book 3! 🙂

  6. Sounds like you had a lovely time yesterday. I hope you accomplish all you need to today.

  7. It’s nice to take a break and hang with a good friend. Sounds like a really nice time!

  8. I read your article over at SDR. Thanks for sharing those tips! Marketing is something I hadn’t quite figured out so I’m going to use your suggestions.

    Stay warm!

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