Well, I've had the much-anticipated meeting with Herself and, once again, she's nudging me in a slightly different direction. She remains reasonably enthusiastic about my writing but is not sure if They, the dread They who evidently have the final say, are going to think that the Elizabeth series is profitable enough to be worth continuing.
Things could change, I imagine, if next year's UNDER THE SKIN does exceptionally well. But in the meantime she's urging me to try something a little different -- something I've had in mind for a while. Still the same setting, of course, but less of a mystery (not that THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS is much of a mystery.)
And that's all I can really say about that at the moment. I will keep you apprised of the situation, as my grandfather used to say.
Meanwhile, I've enjoyed a little walking about and taking city pictures. But oh! how spoiled I am by the Nikon and the long lens! I keep trying to zoom and there is only a little wienie zoom on the Lumix.
And what a nice city it is! A wonderful diversity of population, mirrored in the amazing array of restaurants on every hand.And people zooming along the sidewalks on bikes, scooters, skateboards, bicycle rickshaws . . . all at top speed so it behooves one not to stop or change directions without looking behind one.
And I've been to some interesting panels and seen some old friends and will do more of the same today.
LV - January 2012
5 years ago