This week has been tough. I’ve been accused of being too stoned or stupid or uncaring to listen to people who won’t be named. But I’ve been thinking about writing and deadlines
and blogging in my head.
Not to mention the actual doing.
Anyway, I made my deadline for everything. And my point — and there is one — is that real writers show up and get the job done, no matter what.
So … with that, here are a few things from around the Web that I thought I’d share:
Thank you, Sara Paretsky! Every time Sam gets the crap beaten out of her, I think of poor old V.I. Warshawski.
And look what Maryland novelist’s book is coming to the silver screen! Awesome!
I even went so far as to favorite his tweet about it.
Hurray for Smashwords! My offer to be a spokesperson still stands.
Even though, admittedly, my sales through Smashwords, like many authors, haven’t been as awesome as Reimer’s. I don’t believe, in principle, in letting Amazon call the shots. By doing so, aren’t we all kidding ourselves?
So … from today’s Sunday paper:
Long lost James M. Cain novel published. A must-read for fans of noir!!!!
Was this the most surreal grand slam ever or what?
Now, when a life-long Cubs fan can make this confession, you can understand how baseball karma demands that the Nats go the distance.
BTW, while I was doing the teaser on Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar last night, I saw a link to this article. This reminded me that I failed to hit Northern Ireland while I was on vacation across the pond. And I’d kind of hoped I’d be able to meet the amazing Stuart Neville on his own turf, as it were.
I met him briefly at Bouchercon last year. Maybe he’ll be there this year. If he is, I hope I’m not too
tired gimpy overwhelmed happy to walk up and say hi to him. And tell him how much I loved THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST. Which I finally read!
PS: If you would, please check out my campaign for the Sam McRae Mystery Series project. I hope this will benefit readers, retailers, libraries and authors, in the long run.
And here’s a quote for you:
“Mussolini never killed anyone, he just sent dissenters abroad for vacation.”
Silvio Berlusconi born 29 September 1936
PPS: If nothing else, check out Prickly City.