greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

February is the Sunday of months...

There was work yesterday. Tinkering with the proposal for Joey LaFaye, which I've sent to my agent. Today I'll need to begin work on the proposal for the book after Joey LaFaye. As yet, it has no title. Yesterday, I looked at the proposal we used to sell Daughter of Hounds and was a bit astounded and embarrassed at how awful it was, and at how little resemblance it bears to the novel it spawned. I'm tempted to post it here, behind a cut, as it certainly illustrates what I've said before about the proposals I write for novels having very little to do with the forms the novels eventually take. But it's three pages long. Maybe I could post excerpts. Mostly, I'm just glad I didn't feel the need to adhere to that proposal, but, instead, allowed the story to unfold organically. Let it happen, which is how I usually think of the writing of novels.

Also, I wrote a poem yesterday, "Nest." Presently, it exists in two forms, the original and a cut-up "remix" version. I've been wanting to do something with cut-up for a while now, and I am impressed with the results. Anyway, the poem was inspired by the five raven dolls Spooky's just finishing up. Four of them will be going to eBay sometime next week (I think), and each one will be accompanied by a signed and numbered copy of this poem. As I said earlier, the poem will not be reprinted anywhere for at least two or three years. Two of the ravens will be auctioned with the original draft of "Nest" and two with the remix, though buyers will not know which version they're getting until the auctions are over. I was so pleased with this poem that I've resolved to write more poetry and continue working with the cut-up technique.

Also also, it's once again time for the annual Locus Poll and Survey. It wouldn't be such a bad thing if Alabaster got a few votes...

Last night, in an effort to make up for Friday's missed Kid Night, we watched Ivan Reitman's My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Roger Allers and Jill Culton's Open Season. While My Super Ex-Girlfriend wasn't half as good as it might have been, I did enjoy it quite a bit more than I'd expected I would. Uma just keeps rocking my world. I think it's her feet. On the other hand, Luke Wilson has all the charisma of an old tennis ball, and maybe that was the point, but I wish someone more interesting had been cast. It would have made a big difference. As for Open Season, it was really quite wonderful, and I hadn't expected to like it at all, given how much I dislike Martin Lawrence. So, yeah, two fun films in one night. Not bad, and I think it helped get the taste of The Black Dahlia out of my mouth.
Tags: dancy, doh, joey lafaye, movies, poetry, proposals, raven dolls

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