I know a bunch of fine folks who turn out all manner of books and short stories while still managing to blog on a regular schedule. You guys are heroes. Really. For me, though, making real progress on my book meant making it a priority, and I’ve intentionally neglected some things on the way.
|I'm as up to my neck in film research as Mary Pickford was in shirt collars.|
The good news, though: there’s a good chance my book on lost films will be done by the end of this year. And here’s a bonus: I’m working on it pretty regularly without feeling like I’m being tortured to death, so I feel like I can now make room for some extra-curricular stuff (i.e. blogging) without everything falling apart.
I’m sure my four or five readers are thrilled.
To tide you over before I post some new reviews (I never stopped reading, or I probably would be dead), here are a couple of things you can check out:
- My blog post at Film Dirt about the Mostly Lost festival, one of the most unusual film festivals around. Find out why everybody there is talking so loudly, and why I’m so obsessed. (Film Dirt is getting a revival too, so subscribe there, if you haven’t.)
- A little piece of research I did for Today I Found Out on the origin and history of women popping out of cakes. It’s pretty much got everything: dwarves, strippers, murder, Tesla. I even managed to drop Lawrence Block into it. (Do you think he knows he’s part of cake-popping history?)
If you’re reading this, thanks for bearing with me. I’ve let my reading of blogs languish, too, and I’ll be playing catch-up like crazy. See you in the comments.