That’s probably what this blog is going to turn into for the next few weeks. It’s going to be hectic. A few days in NY, to dump the jetlag and see our agent and the editors, with a signing at Books of Wonder thrown in for good measure: the 4th of July weekend in Minneapolis, at ConVergence: then five days in LA, pitching the “Young Wizards” books to various TV and film people, since the present deal with a major network seems to be falling apart. (muttergrumble) Then back to NY for a last day or so of stocking up on things we like to have around that can’t be easily obtained in Ireland (Dial liquid soap…Wise potato chips…) And then home to the new kitten.
Despite having this big trip looming, with the prospect of having to pitch to producers live rather on paper — something I hate — my main concerns right this minute are as follows:
(a) How soon will this @#$%^^ cold go away? (Even NeoCitran, the magic Swiss cold drug, doesn’t seem to be working on this as fast as it should.)
(b) The fishpond out in the front is leaking — must speak to the people watching the house to make sure the water level doesn’t drop too low…
(c) the plants in the rockery are being eaten alive by slugs; this has been a terribly wet start-of-summer…I need more slug pellets.
Here’s a slug haiku:
Small sluggy cousins,
I have just two words for you:
…I hate those things almost as much as I hate verbal pitches. (Boy, I’ve got about two weeks to get over that…)
[tags]ConVergence, Minneapolis, 2002, slugs, slug pellets, metaldehyde, Young Wizards[/tags]