Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Cloudy and cool; rain off and on
The publisher is excited about ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT, and will release it in June, rather than July. Which means I’ve got to ramp up the PR — I have a month less for the initial push than I thought. But I’m glad they’re excited. I’m excited, too!
Yesterday was about grocery shopping and catching up with exercises (students had a deadline). The individual pieces are quite interesting, which makes it fun to read and to help them figure out how to make it even stronger. Time-consuming, but fun.
Some great pots were on sale, so I grabbed them. Still don’t have “the” pot for the lilac and the huckleberry bushes, but I’m looking.
Didn’t get out in the yard, unfortunately.
Had a meeting at night with a new local group I’ve joined, and I’ll help them out on a few events this summer. Got to ask some questions about the garden.
Came home in time to watch NCIS:LA. I wanted to make sure I saw last night’s episode, because it was centered on the character played by Eric Christian Olsen, who’s my favorite actor on the show. He’s always good in it, but last night, his work was outstanding. He got to put a lot of light and shade in his character details. I noticed a couple of logistical lapses/unexplained details (probably necessary cuts for time constraints), but none of them were enough to throw me off the course of the episode. There were a few episodes earlier this season that I felt cheated his character, tried to dilute what he and the show’s creators set up for the character, but this episode (called “Plan B”) and an episode a few weeks back called “Personal” more than made up for it. It will be interesting to see how the creative team builds on it.
Playing with some ideas for a piece. One of the characters has been haunting me for a year or so now, and I’ve been trying to find a good context for her. I think I’m finding it. I don’t want to get too far off-course — I’ve got THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY to worry about — but I’ll make some notes, do a rough outline, and maybe a few pages to see if this is where it needs to go.
The big thing on today’s agenda is getting my hair cut, and then, I’ve got to get the changes into the media kit for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT, do a press release, and start getting the kit out.
The changeable weather makes me sleepy, but I need to stay awake and get things done!
On a more serious note, I do not want to see a death photo of Bin Laden. It’s macabre in the wrong way. I think it will cause more problems than it solves. The disbelievers are not going to be mollified — they’re the birthers and the religious extremists who are determined to martyr the terrorist — both of whom fall into the same ignorant, anti-American category, no matter what their citizenship papers claim. They’ve made up their minds, and their minds are too small to change.