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  1. Hi, Tori! I really love that Douglas Adams quote. I’ll definitely have to include that in one of my Monday Quote Day posts. I haven’t yet read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, though it’s been one I’ve meant to read forever. It’s one of my brother’s favorite books, so I need to borrow that from him next time I see him.

    Good luck and have fun writing your new draft and revisions!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  2. Sometimes I have a hard time remembering to have a life outside of writing. That can really drain a person! Especially during revisions. So I suggest you keep coming up for air!

    I love Leverage! I was watching it on TV, and then didn’t have TV and lost track of the show and haven’t figured out where I was at in it, so I haven’t seen past the first couple of seasons, but I love Parker so much!

    • It can, especially on deadline and in the middle of revisions. You start to go a little crazy and forget to take time off.

      Leverage is awesome! Parker and Hardison are my favorites (computer nerd and unrepentant thief? YES). It’s on Netflix now, and I’m on Season 4, although there’s been a rash of not-so-great episodes I’m hoping to get past soon.

  3. Hello, Tori! I didn’t realize it was Douglas Adams’ birthday yesterday. How appropriate that my current exercise viewing is the season of Doctor Who that he script edited in 1979. I’m not a huge fan of his Who work, largely because his distinctive comedic style doesn’t work as well in the Who format. But there are some good moments. And it’s Douglas Adams, so… 🙂

    All the best with the revisions this week!

    • I haven’t see his Doctor Who stuff, actually, because I haven’t seen much Classic Who (just seasons 1-6 of the new one). But I am glad whatever script got rejected that was turned into the Dirk Gently series, because I love those books.

      Thanks!

  4. Aww, I missed Douglas’ birthday. I’ve been reading ‘The Lost Chapters’ recently and they’ve been strange, but fun. “More like what Douglas would dash off quickly over breakfast than somebody else’s fanfic,” to paraphrase the doctor from ‘Long Dark Tea-time’–but not by much. It’s an interesting glimpse into the author’s mind to look at this stuff that he drafted for the Hitch-hiker’s Guide series and then cut because it wasn’t working. (At least I assume that’s the story.)

    • Ooh I didn’t know about the Lost Chapters. I’ll have to track that down. (I have The Salmon of Doubt of course.) It is interesting to see what a person cuts and what a person keeps. In Adams’ case, I feel like he wrote so many versions of Hitchhiker’s Guide that it’s really interesting to see how the story evolved over time (radio, then book, then movie script, etc).

  5. Aww, I missed Douglas’ birthday. I’ve been reading ‘The Lost Chapters’ recently and they’ve been strange, but fun. “More like what Douglas would dash off quickly over breakfast than somebody else’s fanfic,” to paraphrase the doctor from ‘Long Dark Tea-time’–but not by much. It’s an interesting glimpse into the author’s mind to look at this stuff that he drafted for the Hitch-hiker’s Guide series and then cut because it wasn’t working. (At least I assume that’s the story.)

    • Ooh I didn’t know about the Lost Chapters. I’ll have to track that down. (I have The Salmon of Doubt of course.) It is interesting to see what a person cuts and what a person keeps. In Adams’ case, I feel like he wrote so many versions of Hitchhiker’s Guide that it’s really interesting to see how the story evolved over time (radio, then book, then movie script, etc).

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