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Today the plan is to do housework and gardening.  There is so much to be done it's ridiculous.  Fortunately today is a glorious day, so will make a start on the garden I think.  Hopefully I'll be able to get the sweetie out of bed some time before the afternoon so he can help....

In order to clean my desk, I have to do some of the things on it.  Like mention a BookCrossing book I finished some weeks ago - Hook by Geary Gravel.  I saw the movie years and years ago, and the book I think is much the same (maybe).  It's a kids book though, so it's very short and doesn't really add much.  But it does make for easy before-bed reading.


Geary said:

Glad to hear the book provided an easy segue into sleep! It was written 20 years ago, but I still remember receiving bundles of vari-colored pages in the mail every other day. They wanted the book written while the movie was still filming in order to get it published in time for the premiere, and there were a surprising number of changes being made at that late date, all of which necessitated new bits of script that had to be worked into the story, each set arriving on paper of a different hue to indicate that it was the absolute latest draft. Some of the changes were quite important: certain characters died who had lived in a previous rewrite after dying in the original script, etc., but a lot were minor, many resulting from Robin Williams' penchant for ad-libbing. When I was just about finished typing up the last pages of what they had promised would be the very final version, we had a huge thunderstorm, my computer crashed, and I had to sit down and retype the whole thing over from memory. Good times . . . .

May 1, 2011 2:27 PM


Kazza the Blank One said:

Omigosh! Yes I imagine writing books in that way must be pretty difficult!
Did you have to redo the *entire* thing? eep!!

Thanks for commenting :)

May 1, 2011 6:26 PM


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