The Writing Game
Got my copyedited manuscript for Watcher to review last week. Since I thought all I was going to have to do was review
, I gave myself one week off to recover from RT and work on the new book. I should have looked at the sticky notes attached to the pages. I have some rewriting to do. Now when I complained about it to Susan Mackey Smith, my co-chair for RMFW's writing contest, she said: "I'd like to have such problems." And, of course, she's right. I'm lucky to have a manuscript to rewrite, lucky to be published, and lucky to have an editor who gets it. So while I can't promise not to complain ever again, I want it made known that I do consider myself fortunate to have fulfilled a lifelong dream. I am a published author and that is something.
By the way, the contest is still open for unpubs so go to RMFW.org
and get the details.
An article in Shelf Awareness on May 4th caught my eye. It said:
Friends of Elaine Viets are rallying to help the author, who suffered a stroke several weeks ago, to promote her first hardcover, Murder with Reservations, part of the Dead End Job series. The aim is to hold events by proxy. Among the suggestions: authors can place a stack of Viets's books on their tables during their own tours and post an image of the book and a note on their website or blog; and booksellers can set up a party for Viets. Breakthrough Promotions
is the organizer.
Elaine is a well-known and loved mystery author who is said to be recovering well. One of her concerns after suffering the stroke was that she would not be able to promote her first hardcover. She is a lucky lady to have such devoted friends.
And on the TV front: Word is the Fox execs are very happy with the pilot for Sarah Connor Chronicles. Sarah Connor is played by Lena Headey (Imagine Me & You) Thomas Dekker (Heroes) will play John Connor and Summer Glau (from Joss Whedon’s Firefly) plays the role of Cameron, a fellow student at 15-year-old John’s high school. Josh Friedman ("War of the Worlds") is aboard to pen the pilot and serve as executive producer of the series. The series will take place in the fictional time frame between the second and third "Terminator" features.
Sounds like something right up my alley.
One last note-- this weekend Mario, our good friend Lynda Hilburn and I will be speakers at the Romancing the Rockies
conference here in Denver. If you're attending, stop by and say hello.