Yesterday, I did a very satisfying 1,949 words on Chapter Five of Daughter of Hounds. So far, I'm finding the Emmie chapters easier to write than the Soldier chapters, perhaps because there's not so much action. I often feel that "action" scenes are the most perilous, that they're the places where all the contrivances of plot are most likely to show through, so I fret about them enormously. It'll be interesting to see what happens when I pass Chapter Six and the Emmie/Soldier chapters begin. After all the writing, Spooky and I went to the Fox Theatre on Peachtree to see Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden. I love the Fox. It's one of those things about Atlanta I genuinely adore, like the botanical gardens. I remember when Christa took me to the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (we saw Twister, and I met Tony Todd), I was actually disappointed because it wasn't nearly as snazzy a movie palace as the Fox here in Atlanta, and who'd have ever thought such a thing?
My thanks to Derek c.f. for bringing news of the discovery of another planet orbiting Gliese 876 to my attention this morning. Can Piros be far behind? I wonder if anyone at NASA's read The Dry Salvages?
Want to see a trailer for Dave McKean and Neil's new film MirrorMask? Then click here. It's a truly gorgeous thing.
And I think that's about it for today, except to say that there's only a couple of days remaining on the current eBay auctions, which include an ARC or To Charles Fort, With Love and a copy of the Camelot chapette of "Alabaster." The platypus is looking nervous.