Monday, October 10, 2005

Boomer Sooner Bust

"This is a year to rebuild."

That's the way Doris Fisher, children's book author, Tulsa native, and OU fan puts it. The only consolation I have is that Vince Young can't stay in college forever. He has to graduate eventually.

Other than the outcome of the game, my weekend went pretty well. I think I did an okay job of promoting Red Polka Dot. I passed out a lot of postcards and really talked up the book. Maybe I’m finally starting to come out of my shell concerning marketing.

It looks like the Austin SCBWI conference was a success. Both Chris Barton, master over all things Day-Glo, and The Wonderful Cynthia Leitich Smith have info about the conference listed on their blogs.

I don't know if I've said it on my blog before, but I'm a big fan of bad action movies. I know, it sounds stupid, but the cheesier they are, the more I like them. Well, I saw a real stinker this weekend. The movie was called Bloodmoon, and starred some dude with a Caesar haircut and a wannabe Eddie Murphy (I swear, all that was missing was the laugh). The acting was below horrible, but the action scenes were pretty good (most of these guys are stuntmen).

From now on, whenever I think my writing is crap, I'll remember this movie and feel a little better about myself.

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