Yesterday, in an IM interview (to be published the last week of March), Duane Swiercynzski asked me why I decided to keep a public tour blog and how it would be different.
Well, for one thing, in this tour blog — the joke’s always on me. In the original one, I admit, I had a little fun with one stalker-ish fan and a limo driver who said: “People always tell me that I should write a book . . .” You know what? When someone says you should write a book, they might actually be saying: “Because if you don’t stop talking now, I am going to go blind with boredom.” Two years later, with no dates or details, it’s impossible to identify these two people, and that’s the way it should be. But when I’m keeping a tour blog, day by day, there are too many clues.
I also think certain events should be off-the-record. So, for the record, I went to New York today and had a lovely lunch with six nice people. We talked a little bit about TEN DAYS IN THE HILLS. Very sexy. Also, I am of the opinion that screenwriters and their significant others are not anywhere near that articulate and clever and thoughtful that early in the morning. Among other things.
An interviewer had to cancel — breaking news, to which I’m always sympathetic — so I took an early train home, read some student work and watched a downloaded episode of Thirty Rock. My sister introduced me to this, and I am very grateful.