Monday, September 12, 2011
Busy, Fun Weekend
I read through Sam's edits of the manuscript and they're first rate. Really good. He'll send it out by next week. That's very exciting. I read through Julia Milan last week for the first time since revising two months ago. The pacing is fine for the most part, but I felt there were moments that could be slowed down and developed a little more. It moves and that's good. I can't wait to get into the second book. I was at Alice's the entire weekend and we had a blast together. I bought her a new laptop, a Toshiba Satellite with a video cam and 4 gigs of ram. I remember when my dad used a Toshiba laptop in 1986 with a 20 megabyte harddrive and 640 k of ram. Those were the days. Alice had her neighbors Chris, Nina and Angie over for dinner Saturday night. They were lots of fun. Last night we went out to dinner with her parents and sister's family. I ate way too much food again, and the brownie and ice cream afterward didn't help. I'm running an extra few miles this week. Alice and I have been watching The West Wing together. This show is such a classic. The interplay between the characters is mesmerizing. Aaron Sorkin has a new show coming to HBO about a cable news anchor and his team. I may have to subscribe!