Watched Troy, courtesy Netflix, last night. Pretty, pretty men (in skirts). I’m not a huge Brad Pitt fan, although I liked him well enough in Interview with the Vampire, but I found him quite yummy in Troy. There were some rather egregious liberties taken with the Iliad story, and I missed the mystical element of the Greek gods, but I knew the movie had those shortcomings going into it. To tell the truth, I was pleasantly surprised. It was better than I expected, and it was a stunningly gorgeous production. Not much visceral, emotional connection to any of the characters, and of course no surprises (gosh, are they going to burn the big horsie statue or bring it in? Hmmm, I wonder.) but lovely to watch.
Received: 18-day “Your work was well received, but . . .” from Lenox Avenue on a submission for their “Mechanical Oddities” issue. Wah. This is the longest rejection string I’ve had in a while. Most disheartening.
Today would be a fantastic day to get a phone call from my agent letting me know that a publisher wants to pick up my middle-grade novel. *deafening claxon of crickets chirping* Well, it would.
A Harmony of Foxes
New words: 384
Back to work on the novel.
Club 100 For Writers
(Sigh. I suck.)