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Howard Hughes dreams of Florida

Fuck, I need a vacation. I should be putting photos in this entry, but I'm not, and I think that I'll blame my need of a vacation for my not bothering to do it. There's some talk that we may take the bus down to Manhattan for a couple of nights. That might be mildly vacation like, if we do.

It was very hot in the house yesterday, and day before yesterday, but I wrote, regardless. yesterday, I managed 1,500 words and came, unexpectedly, to THE END of Agents of Dreamland, two days before I'd expected. This is a huge relief. It still has to be proofread, and line edits have to be made, but it's done. This means that Mythos Tales (I may actually drop Houses Under the Sea and make the subtitle the full title) is now a complete manuscript. I began the novella on July 12th. It ate most of the summer.

And it means I can take a very short respite, and then turn my full attention back to The Screenplay for The Red Tree.

Tomorrow, I'll be putting together Sirenia Digest #115, and it will feature a 5,400 word sneak preview of Agents of Dreamland.

On Monday night we watched the pilot episode of Fear the Walking Dead, and I for one loved it. Fuck the naysayers (again). I always love Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis, so I've been looking forward to having them both in a new series, but Frank Dillane comes as a wonderful surprise. I was especially impressed with the pacing and by Atticus Ross' superb score, which built tension from a low throb and holding us seconds from climax for over an hour. And the bleak Los Angeles landscape – which needs no zombies to rate post-apocalyptic – loomed as effectively as ever it has loomed. Two thumbs up.

I'm taking today off. Mostly.

Aunt Beast


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Aug. 26th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)
Congrats on reaching THE END of Agents of Dreamland earlier than expected.

I've heard lot of good things about The Walking Dead but never watched it, so I decided to start with Fear the Walking Dead. While I wasn't as impressed with it as you were I did enjoy it and will probably keep watching. I had no idea Atticus Ross did the score.
Aug. 26th, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC)
I managed 1,500 words and came, unexpectedly, to THE END of Agents of Dreamland, two days before I'd expected.

Congratulations. I am so glad it's out of your head and off your schedule; I am looking forward to reading it. I hope the respite helps.
Aug. 26th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful news about the novella. I'm greatly looking forward to the collection in which it will appear, no matter what you title it, although I liked the sound of Houses Under the Sea. Dropping the original title - going for something simpler?

Edited at 2015-08-26 06:18 pm (UTC)
Mitchell Henson
Aug. 26th, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Fear the walking dead broke a record with 10 million viewers. I loved it also.
Marc D. Goldfinger
Aug. 26th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on finishing your novella Agents of Dreamland.

Also, I've watched the pilot of Fear The Walking Dead twice and I love it. Fuck the naysayers indeed.
Aug. 26th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
If you come to Manhattan message me I'll take you and Kathryn to dinner.
Aug. 27th, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)
But... but... Houses Under the Sea is such a great title!
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