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February 7, 2017:

BLURBAGE

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Well, dear readers, I have received the first blurb for the new novel. It’s from Richard M. Sherman, who I really wanted to blurb this one for reasons that will become obvious once you’ve read it. But I have a standing thing with anyone I ask to blurb, which is that if it’s not to their liking they won’t blurb and I won’t be bothered by that at all. For example, former dear reader Pogue basically hated Red Gold but offered to blurb it anyway, which I, of course, would not allow because it wouldn’t be real. I pride myself that the folks who blurb my books do so because they genuinely like the book. And so I was very pleased that Richard truly loved the book. Thankfully Richard knew it was best to keep the plot itself out of the blurb. In any case, here’s the blurb:

 

“Kimmel does it again! He takes us on an unbelievable thrill ride that’s so believable that you forget it’s just make believe. When it’s over, you not only appreciate what was in the past but you also appreciate all that we have now. Bravo Bruce!”

Richard M. Sherman

 

I was thinking about sharing title and cover today, but I’m not quite ready to go there yet, even though I’m chomping at the bit to do so. I think I’ll show it to you on the tenth of this month.

Yesterday was a day, kind of. Once again, I was up in the middle of the night with an upset tummy, but this time I managed to fall back asleep after an hour. I think I got seven hours. Once up, I got the news that the noon o’clock lunch wasn’t happening, but then it just actually slid to a one-thirty lunch. I got more work done on the LACC Indiegogo campaign, and then I went and had lunch with a book dealer friend of mine and his lovelier than lovely wife. They wanted deli so it was Jerry’s. I had my funky thing that I’ve been doing – their senior’s mac-and-cheese, which was even less a portion than usual – maybe two ounces of pasta – a side of bacon, and a bagel, all very good. We were there for about ninety minutes and a good time was had by all. After that I picked up no packages and came home. Then the head of the LACC Theatre Academy and I added some perks to the Indiegogo campaign, and then I attempted to launch and it wouldn’t let me. For this one, we’re trying to do it non-profit, so it’s a different payment set up and since LACC isn’t in their database they need some form, so we’re trying to figure that out so we can launch. Otherwise, we’ll have to do it a different way. Then I finally sat on my couch like so much fish.

Last night, I watched a horrid little motion picture on the Flix of Net, as I wasn’t in the mood for anything good. This was from two or three years ago – The Cold Light of Day, a by-the-numbers thriller with Bruce Willis (only about twenty minutes of him), Sigourney Weaver, and Henry Cavill. There isn’t one original moment or thought in this film – it’s a clone of a clone of a clone of a clone and a poorly done clone at that. The typical thumping music, quick cutting, shaky-cam, boring acting, dumb car chases and stinky acting. A complete failure in every way.

After that, I listened to some music and did some work on the computer.

Today, I’m having a noon o’clock lunch with proofer two and getting her hard copy of the manuscript. I’ll hopefully pick up packages, then I’ll come home and enter whatever fixes are easy, then I’ll call Muse Margaret and run the ones I’m not sure about by her. And then hopefully proofer three can get me their stuff so I can put this to bed until I have to proof the designed book. After that, I’ll just relax.

The rest of the week is meetings and meals, I think I’m seeing some show or other, and if I’ve heard from Rupert, I’ll finish choosing the songs for the Kritzerland Rupert Holmes show.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, have a lunch, hopefully pick up packages, enter fixes, run others by Muse Margaret and then finish doing those we agree with, and then I’ll relax. Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite Bruce Willis films? Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, thrilled to have gotten the first blurb for the new book.

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