I hope everyone has received Sirenia Digest #20. If you are a subscriber, but you have not yet received your copy, email Spooky at crkbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com. And if you've had time to read the new issue, comments and feedback would be welcomed.
Yesterday was pretty much consumed with Hollywood. Which is always very weird. I had my film agent at UTA at 3 p.m., and then Producer D at 6 p.m. When I made the decision that I had to step back, move a couple of things off my plate, get some rest, etc., one of the projects that I seriously considered abandoning was the "Onion" screenplay. I am very happy to say that I have been persuaded not to, and that I'll be going back to work on it in September, after I've gotten a good start on Joey Lafaye.
Spooky just reminded me to remind you that the current eBay auctions end this evening. Which means it's not to late to have a look.
Oh, I also got the cover for Beowulf, but I don't know if I'm allowed to post it yet, as we're still waiting on it to be approved by Paramount. I'll post it here as soon as my editor at HarperCollins says I may.
The dreamsickness is bad this morning, so I'm having trouble recalling everything I meant to recall about yesterday. We read more of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last night, chapters 21 and 22. Our walk went well, though we had to wait until after dark. There was some Second Life, including a relaxing conversation with blu_muse at Loki's Absinthe House in New Babbage. Really, that's about all I can recollect.
Platypus, where's my coffee?
Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair or fuckin’ beatin’s. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man—and give some back. — Al Swearengen