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Well, obviously I wasn’t able to finish the story like I wanted to.  Stresssss!  I’m overly stressing about the Con.  I’m trying not to, but it’s on my mind.  I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in about two months.  Oh man.  Still trying to put the finishing touches on everything from bookmarks and postcards, to booth accessories.  Having an assistant helps.  She deserves a lot of credit.  Helping come up with different ideas and approaches, and adding the little touches that really help. 

Everything seems to be coming so fast.  The booth assignments have now been posted.  For all those reading this and attending the Con you can find our motley crew at Booth 141 on the far left wall next to the restrooms and the concession stand.  So, if you plan on eating while you’re there, we’ll either catch you when you’re coming or when you’re going.  That’s bad I know.  Here’s a link to the PDF floor plan for the event:  http://www.heroesonline.com/images/heroescon/diagrams/hc09_diagram_hall-a.pdf.  On the diagram we’re at the bottom of the page.  Enough about that for now.  We’ve got next week’s blog dedicated to all that.  Let’s move along.

I’m considering putting the next ROTS book on hold to try and work on 117 Days In Hell.  Query. Why do labors of love take so long?  I’m not impatient, but why so long?  How does James Patterson do it?  He puts out a brand new book a month.  I don’t think Doubleday even sells anybody else’s work, just his.  You know how they think Da Vinci might not have been one person, but a collective of people?  Huh?  Huh?  What about Jimmie there?  I mean, have any of you ever met him?  Yeah, I know he did a voice on the Simpsons, but how do we really know that was him?  “How do the machines know what Tasty Wheat taste like?”  I mean the guy has to be on some kind of writing enhancing drugs.  Don’t they do drug testing for the Pulitzer and Newberry awards?  “You should.”  Still moving… 

I still have a lot of work in the works, including the Unwanted Heroes project.  This one is a bit of a stickler ’cause I want to do something different, but how do you write story about homeless teenage superheroes?  Trying to create the world is the hard part.  I want people like them to be established, but also outcasts.  How in a world with superheroes do you have a ragtag group of kids with powers that don’t feel they fit in anywhere?  Plus, I want to have superhero street gangs as well.  So, how do you incorporate all that in a world with heroes?  I’m leaning towards the approach that the big heroes can’t be everywhere, and they have to pick and choose they’re battles.  That’s where the Unwanteds fit in.  I dunno.  I’ll be able to give it more thought after another week or so.  Plus, the character names are troubling me.  I have a particular scheme I want that’s slowing me down.  It’ll be obvious once it all comes out, and don’t ask me why wanted this, but I do.  So, nyah. 

OK, that’s all for now.  “Stay gold, Pony Boy.” 

 

Jerale C

Mindseyechronicles@comcast.net

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  1. booth 141 we will see you there!

    Comment by Jadielady — June 10, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

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