And, btw, I was posting for the first time ever from my brand new Kindle Fire. Yeah, Xmas! Then the Kitty decided I needed some cat-help and primo cat-help position is ON the Kindle. Then the phone rang....
"On May 18th, 2011, Variety reported that the American cable channel Syfy had acquired the rights to show both seasons of Lost Girl. On October 10, during the Syfy Digital Press Tour held in Orlando, Florida, Syfy announced that the series would premiere in the United States on January 16th, 2012, at 10 PM Eastern Time."
There was only two things I liked about the US version. Their vampire was named Aiden and the bloke who plays Mitchell is called Aiden Turner so that amused me. I also like the bloke they have playing Bishop/Herrick.
I tried to watch the US version of BH, but just couldn't get into it. The guy playing the vamp was too "pretty boy" to me, I much preferred Aiden Turner's Mitchell. I did like the guy playing the werewolf character, but didn't watch enough to learn his name on the US version.
I just adore everything about the British version.
Josh, but George is so much better. Speaking of, he was in tonight's Sherlock. But back to BH, I thought all the US mates were too pretty. Also, I missed getting to watch Mitchell eating biscuits. That bit always amused me.
Out of curiosity how is spreading manuscript pages all over her office floor (and playing hopscotch with them) going to be more organized and save time, than a stack (fully or lazy binded or not bound at all) of numbered manuscript pages?
The only way I can see this working is if you had stacks of chapters and as you are speaking with the Editor via phone you can pull out the chapters in question to review.
Manuscripts are not that often bound up and at least 800 pages single side printing so wiorking with small stacks of it isn't a bad idea, but she shouldn't have them spread everywhere if she's not actively working on them, IE have them all over if she's FB, or tweeting or brousing the web.
Read the following as if Hychinth Bucket is saying it (Keeping up Appearances is on you tube If you haven't seen the show) with a midwestern twang.
<<Made it to gym; yay! Dinner was salmon stir fry and rice; yum! I had tilapia, also a fish, and steamed veggies for lunch. I'm craving veggies and fish - weird. We had part of two delicious cakes that Jon made for our Feast of the Three Kings dinner party Sunday night, but I didn't want any of it today. Fish and veggie cravings; who'd have thunk it? Worked on one of the short story ideas I've had. I now have a list of short ideas, more than I've had in years. My muses and I are feeling very happy, very creative, and very . . . short. *laughs* I'm debating on a few minor scenes in Kiss the Dead going away, not because they're not good, or interesting, but they go down plot lines that never get explored. I may save them for another book, or maybe I don't need them at all? One of the other bonuses to finishing the book early is that I can take more time in the editing process. It's nice not to have to stay up into the wee hours editing, that should only be reserved for actual writing. :-)>>
edit: IMO, most of the short story ideas are parts of the book the editor had cut for being nonsensical or general ideas (ex. a human girl falls in love with a vampire and they have conflict).
<. I may save them for another book, or maybe I don't need them at all? One of the other bonuses to finishing the book early is that I can take more time in the editing process. It's nice not to have to stay up into the wee hours editing, that should only be reserved for actual writing. :-)>>
Something tells me this is LKH's excuse for her editor taking things out of the book. She has been complaining for a month she is up against a deadline now she magically got it finished early....wtf? So edit out all the plot because we know it will never be followed up on and you got sleazy sex scenes and everyone telling Anita how wonderful she is. LKH needs someone to ghost write for her and actually follow up on the things she has already written. Maybe do some character developing for her and actually move people along so it doesn't seem like she just repeats the same things over and over. Everyone has become so bland and there are so many people that I can't even remember who they are anymore. I can't think of one character who actually still has the same personality they had from the beginning. Everyone is just there to sex Anita up and make her feel good about the fact that she has become everything she hated in the first books. In the first few books a character like Anita would have been the bad guy not because of sex but because of the mind raping and lack of concern over the fact that she is changing people with her powers. Anita has become a succubus who drains peoples personality's and takes away their will to actually have a life of there own. If you don't conform she kills you, if she wants your power and you have moral obligations to not have sex with her she kills you, if you actually want a relationship with her and if you think what she is doing is wrong she sends you to a shrink that fixes you and makes you understand that Anita is perfect everyone else should just deal and do what she says. Sex with her is the best thing ever so why actually want more? LKH has written herself into a hole that she can never get out of. Now we will see her blame the editor for the book if things go wrong and she will insist she didn't do it.
It's interesting that in LaLa land finishing the first draft of a book six months before publication is finsihing early and having "extra time" to edit means that she doesn't blast through the edits in two days (writing STET all over things).
IMHO she's major league po'ed that the editor is daring to correct things and dicking around with these short story ideas is her way of giving her publisher the middle finger. She's going to make people sweat over when she'll even start the Merry book.