STATUS: With the mail, I’m reminded that it’s October royalty statement time.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? WHEN DOVES CRY by Prince
The rumor is now official. Harlequin is closing its NEXT and Everlasting lines. Not a huge surprise but now things need to be re-evaluated if an agent has an author writing for either one of those lines.
And I have to laugh. Publishers need to be able to move as fast as the word does and they rarely do. The poor editors. They all had to say they didn’t know anything about it until Harlequin made the official announcement (which happened today). Talk about being in an awkward position.
Once information hits the streets (and I do mean the virtual streets), word spreads rapidly.
Speaking of streets, virtual or otherwise, I had an interesting time getting to work this morning. Chutney and I were doing the usual walk down 17th street before taking a right on Wazee. Usually the streets in Lodo are a little quiet since most businesses are more uptown. Then I noticed there seemed to be an inordinate amount of attractive and well dressed people on the street and literally, standing in front of my office.
But hey, it’s a free country and fashion plates can stand where they like.
I walked into my lobby only to run into several of my fellow office building mates. They asked if I were “in it?”
Confused, I said, “in what?”
“The movie. They are shooting a movie.”
Ah. Well, that explains the people with the walkie talkies. I’m thinking not since nobody stopped me as I walked down the street. I probably ruined a scene and didn’t even know it.
Ends up they are filming an Eddie Murphy movie literally right outside my office door so when his next film comes out, look for the SH Supply Company brick building and you’ll know that is where the Nelson Literary Agency resides.
I have to say that car alarms were featured heavily in the scene they shot this morning because we would hear the command, the alarm would go off, and when “cut” was yelled, it stopped.
And no, I didn’t get a glimpse of Eddie.