Signed up today to take the Robert McKee STORY seminar this November in Vancouver. My good buddy Michael will be going too, so I plan to have a great time. I've read McKee's book and have always had a hankering to see him in action, so it's a fun thing to look forward to in what will likely be a Very Busy November.
Finished reading LINCOLN'S DREAMS by Connie Willis the other night. I am a huge fan of Willis, but this is my least favourite of any of her books. I adored THE DOOMSDAY BOOK and TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG, and was completely thrilled with BELLWETHER. Any of these would get my highest recommendation. But everyone deserves to have an off day, so I'll just put LD down as Connie's. I still consider Connie Willis as a goddess among writers.
Started Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone last night, in preparation for the final book's emergence in July. Every time a new one has come out, I've had to read the entire set again. My chief delight in Rowling's collection is her sheer love of language. Anyone who can invent the words quiddich and pensieve is okay by me.
Hopefully tomorrow will bring confirmation that MS ZEPHYR'S NOTEBOOK will indeed be emerging in time for all her planned launches. If that is the case, I will put plans for my shared launch with James McCann's novel PYRE into high gear.