September 25th, 2006

My Sunday

How was your Sunday? Here's how mine went:

8:30-10:30 - Answer e-mail, read some discussion boards.

10:30-2:30 - Have to run to Flyaway to pick up relatives and drive them out to Santa Clarita, have lunch.

2:30-5:30 - Record my part in an upcoming animated film. I play "Nessa", a tough chick in the future trying to survive in a world devastated by a superflu.

5:30-7:00 - Read my pal John Palisano's new short story "Pills" and comment on it to him (which was easy - it was great). Answer more e-mail, deal with some HWA stuff.

7:00-8:00 - Drive over to take care of my vacationing co-worker's cats.

8:00-10:30 - Finish the polish on The Castle of Los Angeles (my second novel), print it out and give it Ricky Lee to finally read. Very happy with it. I think it's somewhat unique.

10:30-10:40 - Pick up The Harrowing by alex_sokoloff and flip through it. Promptly see at least two major elements of The Castle of Los Angeles, which I previously had never seen in any mofoing book before. So much for "unique".

10:40-12:30 - I decide to play a mindless videogame rather than put my fist repeatedly through a wall.

12:30-12:35 - Ricky Lee tells me Castle is really good, and nobody's going to pick up on those similar story elements.

12:35-1:00 - I start reading The Harrowing. It's quite good. Also, at least the first 25 pages don't bear any resemblance whatsoever to Castle.

Sure. That only leaves roughly 260 more pages. Now excuse me while I go put my fist repeatedly through a wall.