Yesterday my new publicity person at my publisher called me to introduce herself. She was very bubbly and full of life. I liked her. My experience has been that this is the way publicity people are and should be. The person I had on TDFH wasn’t like that at all. Perhaps that’s why she never got me a single signing, interview or reading. But the new one sounds very gung ho about all those things. It picked me up very nicely. All of this is five months away but I know how quickly time goes.
Now the other thing. The novel. And, yes, it seems to be shaping up that way. I now have 60 pages. Every one a gem. Not. Today the title pulled out of the box was Out of the Past. Perfect for the direction I was going in. As you can imagine from that title it could open many doors. Probably does even if you’re reading this.
The first part of the chapter doesn’t reflect that title, but the second half, which I’ll write next week…Tuesday not Monday as Monday is a special day for me that I always celebrate…will definitely be influenced. It’s amazing how the title gave me a whole connection of characters I hadn’t imagined before.
So today I don’t hate it. I love it. I think it’s funny and interesting and just exactly what I’d like to read. But it hasn’t been easy getting here. After my last mash note about it earlier in the week, I had some lousy days…one where I went from hate to love and back to hate all in the same writing session. And you’ll read my complaints and hatred again. Nice having one thing in your life you can count on.
I knew yesterday when I finished the chapter that I’d be all right today. I didn’t know precisely where I’d be going because the pick of the title hadn’t happened. Still, I felt it wouldn’t matter. I got lucky.
I’m reading more than ever. It’s almost a frenetic type of reading. I don’t want to do much else. The books I’m reading aren’t wiping out my own characters. They’re helping. I can’t explain that.
No movies today. What’s to see? Harrison Ford? No thanks. My celebration on Monday usually includes a movie, but I can’t think what I could stand to see. I’ve seen all the good ones. Maybe I’ll have to come up with a different kind of celebration.
But for now…excuse me while I go read.