Sunday, August 12, 2012

Still waiting to hear from a certain penguin about Seth

 So the unnamed (but most assuredly brilliant) editor at Penguin who is reading my manuscript for A Matter of Life and Seth is still working and commenting. And to show just how connected we all are these days, check out his blog-referencing comment below, via another email to my agent:

Just a quick update: I got a bit sidetracked this week, so I haven’t quite finished SETH. I’m about a third of the way through, so will likely have feedback for you by the middle of next week. (I didn’t want you sitting around waiting for a response that wasn’t coming just yet.)
Regardless, I’m still really enjoying it. You can tell Tom (who I just discovered has been blogging about me reviewing the book. Haha.) that the voice is just right, not too stylized as you might expect from a Chandler-esque novel. 

Then, in a P.S., he states:

P.S. I can’t help but picture Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Seth. Have you seen Brick? 

Have I seen Brick? I suppose it would be overly forward of me to point this most assuredly brilliant reader toward the following blog post from August of 2011:

By the way, here is Levitt in Brick, which really is one of my favorite noir films:

I could live with Gordon-Levitt as my title character in the film adaption, but I wouldn't want to be responsible for his type-casting.

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