Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A writer's life is always busy

Things I've done in the last day and a half:
  • Written an 1,800-word letter to my agent.

  • Written 900 words of responses to an email interview with a major web site about a recent award nomination.

  • Written 700 words of responses to an email interview for a Canadian computer publication about writers and blogs.

  • Written a brief greeting to the attendees of this year's Japanese national SF convention.

  • Reviewed and marked up a 13-page long-form option agreement for the recent The Terminal Experiment film option.

  • Reviewed a lengthy proposal from a Canadian broadcaster who wants me to write something for them.

  • Gathered together the various documents that make up the final manuscript for Terence M. Green's Sailing Time's Ocean, the next book coming out under my Robert J. Sawyer Books imprint, and submitted the package to the production department.

  • Did a bunch of other RJS Books stuff, including reviewing a children's SF manuscript, tracking down missing authors' copies, and making sure an ad we'd taken out was paid for.

  • Did some minor edits on Rollback.

  • Dealt with a ton of email.

  • Autographed a stack of my books purchased through my website.

  • Talked for an hour on the phone with a writer who is recovering from surgery.

  • Watched an hour of a documentary on PBS (in glorious high-definition) about the effect of impacts on the evolution of life, as craters figure prominently in a project I'm currently developing.

  • Made some arrangements for upcoming trips to Boston and Winnipeg.


At April 22, 2006 4:03 AM , Blogger Jacob said...

The Terminal Experiment would be an awesome film. The trailer would make it look all thriller/horror and definetely would include a shot of the sprinklers all going on.

At April 22, 2006 11:47 AM , Anonymous Dwight Williams said...

I was thinking "TV mini-series" format myself.


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