Well, frankly I'm disappointed that no one told me Saturday was Shakespeare's 400th anniversary until after I posted a review on Trophy Unlocked for Rush Hour. I had a perfectly good one ready for Shakespeare in Love, but I had made the choice on Wednesday night, so it was too late Saturday morning to pull it together. I'll have to find some other occasion to post it, but it really would have been a great time.
Speaking of deaths, in honor of the passing of Prince, we watched Purple Rain on Friday. I wrote up a review of the film for next week, Hopefully no more famous celebrities will die before then. Also finished a review for All My Sons, one of the two film noirs we saw a week ago Saturday and I'm about 1000 plus words into one for Kind Hearts and Coronets, a film we watched since it was taken from the same source as A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.
Didn't have as much time as I wanted to work on the short synopsis for Public and Private. I'm going to continue working on it, but also try to start the query process next week. I'm also wanting to send my editor a new book, actually an old one, Simple Sins. This was actually my first book with my protagonist. I haven't given up on writing books, it's just that I don't have the time I need to work on other ones or new ones.
Part of the problem is the comic book. While most of the writing has been done, the process now is working with an artist and a colorist that are both across the Pacific Ocean. When either of them send something, Paul and I have to sit down and review it, trying to be as careful as we can to check every detail: Does the ceiling work? Is the shirt the same color from panel 5 page 6 that it is in panel 3 page 8? It's harder and more time consuming that you might think.
The other issue is that we never know when we're going to get pages. Frankly, we should be done by now with part one, but there have been delays, some of them creative, some of them personal. But we never know when we're going to get pages from either of them. Usually, if we do, the pages come while we're asleep. When we get them, then it's the first thing we have to do the next night. I sometimes feel like I'm blowing my creativity on those pages.
So, next week, and you have to have goals, it's comic book (if and when we get pages), query letters (hopefully five), reviews (I have two to finish) and then mystery novel (Familiar Stranger, remember that?). And I'm also going to follow up on the From Fan to Creator pitch, but that's actually something I can do at work. Whew! I'm tired already.
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