This afternoon I’ll be visiting the offices of The Oklahoma Gazette, OKC’s weekly alternative newspaper, for a photo shoot to accompany the Halloween article they’re running on me and Craig Wolf. The photographer told me they want “a nice portrait that looks a little spooky.” That made me think of a Stephen King interview from some time back where he complained about photographers always wanting to light him from underneath to get that spooky look. Coming from below, the light will make the face appear rather cadaverous because the eye sockets are in shadow. We’ll see what this photographer does.
In anticipation of the Gazette article, I’ve begun tweaking my Web site. I updated the front page yesterday. I have to change the biography page to remove all references of that crappy university where I used to work. The gallery page will be updated, too. Streamlined, I think. It’s too big and takes forever to load. Not to mention it’s pretty boring.
I got some news I didn’t much care for yesterday. It isn’t finalized, so I won’t discuss it in any detail here. Suffice it to say that writing a book is the easy part. The hard part comes when you begin sending it out … or finding someone else to send it out for you.
Oh, Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of my thesis defense. You know, the day my professors proclaimed Amara’s Prayer a fine piece of work and I had high hopes it would soon find a home with a major NYC publisher. Umm-hmm.
Yeah, writing a book is the easy part.
Speaking of which, I did about another 1,000 words on Ulrik last night. Not enough to bother with the word meter, though.