A hell of a week!

For those of you following along at home, I started a new job this week, which has made blogging, tweeting, facebooking, or pretty much any other leisure activity something I can squeeze in only when I have time.

In addition, E’Town was pummeled this week with the worst that Mother Nature could throw at it. I was one of the lucky ones–an hour and a half commute in the evenings, and we haven’t had to write off the car like many of our friends and neighbors are now doing.

I’ve been handwriting something new, not necessarily calling it a Nano entry, but I won’t cease crowing about it if I DO happen to come up with 50,000 words by the end of the month either. I’ve been squeezing into either Fife n Dekel, Timmy’s, or a breakout space or cafeteria at work to do my scribbling, and it seems to be working so far.

We’ll see how long this will last. I’m hoping I’llย  be able to get it down to a routine here pretty soon. Right now, it’s still too new. But the fantastic co-workers, great bennies, and fun work environment are proving to be a balm for my soul after plodding along in Edmonton wondering if I’d ever find something beyond unglamorous contracts.

Tag, you’re it!

Alicia Dean has a purty new website up and we’re celebrating by playing author tag,some of my buds from the Edmonton Writers Group and me.

You can see what Alicia posted here. The lovely Natasha Deen tagged me, and here are my answers:

What is the working title of your book? I kept calling it Finger Lakes until I could think of an actual title.ย 

Where did the idea come from for the book? I was sitting at a microfilm reader at the library in Ithaca, New York scanning clippings from 1916, and ran across a story that piqued my interest (discussed in more detail on my website). “What if?” I asked myself. “What if he was never caught?”

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

  • Frank Conley (my hero)- Dennis Farina (ex Law and Order)
  • Linda (his love interest) – Annie Parisse (ex law and Order)
  • Russ (Ithaca’s town historian) – David Clennon (he played Miles on thirtysomething years ago)
  • Libbie – Katie Holmes
  • Young Olive – Laura Linney
  • Older Olive – Betty White is a little too happy for this role. I can’t decide!
  • Tom- Eion Bailey (he played David Webster in Band of Brothers)
  • Stephen (Jamie Bamber – He’s on Law and Order UK)

I’ll tag Margaret Lesh. You’ve been tagged, darlin! ๐Ÿ˜€