First things first—Only three days left to win the duck… We’ve gotten lots of really GOOD entries so competition is stiff. And “aspiring writer” correctly named the opening line of Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire. Since I know her personally, I can deliver the prize to her myself!!!
And it really is cool to have friends with a plane…Here’s a picture that was taken a couple of weeks ago. The “wing sitters” are Margie Lawson (co-owner of the plane with hubby and pilot, Tom) me, and Sandy Maren, also a member of our critique group. We went for a ride in the wild blue and there’s definitely a different feel to a small plane. We’re trying to figure out how we can all take a trip together but since the plane only seats four, Mario may end up being the REAL wing sitter.
Media Hits: Anybody have a comment about the Soprano’s ending (or lack of it?) Creator David Chase seemed to be setting the scene for a Godfather-style shoot out. The entire Soprano family wiped out. He’s either very clever or couldn’t think of a better ending or is leaving it open to another project down the line. In any case, I still loved it. I’ll miss old Ton down at the BadaBing.
Now it's official: Veronica Mars
is dead. I guess I'll have to stop hoping for a miracle, or at least for CW's program directors to come to their senses. I should have known better.
New fall program of interest: Moonlight
whose executive produce, David Greenwalt, did Angel and Buffy as well as several others. It will be on CBS.
Speaking of Buffy, interesting stats on sales numbers for Buffy Season 8 Comic Book—issues 1 & 2. Comparison is with other big selling issues in the Buffy line.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Dark Horse)
04/2001: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #32 - 16,970
04/2002: Buffy the Vampire Slayer #44 - 16,371
03/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #1 - 126,793
04/2007: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 #2 - 96,409
This looks to be Dark Horse’s biggest hit in ages, in terms of monthly issues. As well it should be!
I probably should be ashamed of myself for including this next item. But Paris Hilton with another book deal
And this was before she found Jesus. How much more are we going to have to take?
I really enjoyed this article: My Book Deal Ruined My Life
. (Of course, it’s from the New York Observer, my all-time favorite rag. I’ve been a subscriber for fifteen years.)
The last paragraph is especially good. It sums up what we all feel even on our worst days. And peruse the comments. One particularly good one is from Caridad Piñero
who lists her “three P’s for publishing: Passion. Professionalism. Perseverance.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself.