Saturday, March 13, 2010

Forever Young... This is Where I Leave You

On Writing:
I've had the cold from hell for the past week. Kinda plague-like in severity (with no disrespect to those with the original plague ;)
Sadly, this meant NO words were written on my current wip... no laundry was done either (which isn't too horrible - heh)... and I'm missing today's Toronto Romance Writer's meeting cause breathing is still an issue. Nobody, I'm sure, would want to sit next to mucusy me.
And the second round of waiting has begun. The SuperAgent has the revised ms and I'm drumming my fingers, tapping my toe and whistling an annoying tune while I wait to find out what she says about the 20K I added to thicken up the plot. Knowing this is the first of many many 'waits' makes me wonder if I'll have any non-gray hair left on my head before I see my name on the spine of a book in Chapters.

On Reading:
Read Jonathan Tropper's THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. I promise, you will not be disappointed. This book is sad and funny and real and heartbreaking and uplifting and hilarious and you'll wonder how Jonathan Tropper got into your head and got your very private thoughts out. So so so good.
It's a bit like Jonathan Franzen's THE CORRECTIONS ... equally well written but more hopeful and infinitely easier to digest.

I purchased the hardcover edition of THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, only because it's not out in paperback yet, and don't regret shelling out the bucks for a moment (and to know me is to know I'm a cheap bastard who gets books from the used book store) - so if that's not reason enought to trott and out to Chapters/B&N, I don't know what else I can say...

On Music:
Perhaps I'm feeling a bit cranky from my cold but JESUS H. MAHONEY -- why why why did they let JayZ destroy the amazingness that was Forever Young? WHY??
And how could Alphaville let him do this to their beautiful song?
When the first strains of it come on the radio I get that 1984 feeling and then BLAM, JayZ ruins it all with very lame rap. I'm disgusted. He's gone and f*cked with my college memories. :P

On TV:
Are you watching Castle yet?
And speaking of Nathan Fillion...
I'm all caught up on Firefly. This was the SF series I missed (blaming The Bermuda Years - we didn't get much in terms of channels) and it was very enjoyable. I'm sad that it was cancelled.

LOST is back on and I'm suprising myself - a DIEHARD fan - by saying I'm not all that impressed with it at the moment. It's the final season so perhaps I'm preparing myself psychologically for the large hole it's going to leave in my entertainment life,... but it's not all mind-blowy like it has been in the past.

That is all...


The Book Pimp Blogs said...

Sorry you are feeling like crap; hope you feel better soon. Good luck with your book..waiting is always the hardest part when expecting news. As for Castle - I love it and Nathan Fillion, it is must see monday night TV. I agree with you on Lost - I am underwelmed at the moment and hope the last nine episodes deliver the goods.

Red Garnier said...

GET WELL SOON, Wylie! And thanks for the recommends, am hopping on to Amazon ASAP to order my Tropper!

Thomma Lyn said...

I hope you feel better soon, Wylie! Feeling mucousy is no fun. And wowie that you added 20K to your WIP! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that an editor snaps it up ASAP. :-D

H & P!

Julia Smith said...

Hope you're feeling better by the time you read this. I'm anxiously tapping, too, on your behalf. *small woo hoo* (Agent) *small woo hoo*

M. said...

speaking of nathan filion -
was at tv-less, wifi-less cottage for march break, debated buying 'waitress' dvd for $5 vs. renting for $3. ended up being glad i didn't spend the extra two bucks, despite mr. firefly.

but 'princess and the frog' is a cute movie. hooray non-passive princesses! gone are the days of sleeping while princes did stuff and waiting around to be kissed and rescued!

Wylie Kinson said...

Mr. Fillion was in Waitress? The one with Keri Russell? I had no idea... *considering renting despite warning* ;)