Five Things

Five things that are new with me:

1. I just found out my short story REVERSAL OF FORTUNE was a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest.

2. I’ve started reading a new book that I can’t bear to put down — the DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason Hough.

3. Drafting progress on PROJECT AWESOME falls into the “not too shabby” category this week. I’m about 52K in, so a little more than halfway there.

4. I watched the pilot episode of Agents of SHIELD. Aside from some pretty painful ‘as you know, Bob’ crap near the beginning, it was fun. Am I the only one with a little crush on Agent Coulson?

5. One of our friends has found a way (totally legal, I’m sure) for us to watch the new series of Downton Abbey as it airs in the UK. We watched the first episode last night. To avoid being a Spoily-McSpoilerson for my friends here in the US, all I’ll say is: “Oh, Lady Mary, really?” and (with maximum exasperation) “Oh, Cora. For the love of God!”

And, that’s all from here, folks. What’s new with you?

Dollshouse Downton

As any of you who follow me on Facebook are likely aware, I’m obsessed with the cleverly written, beautifully produced soapy delights of Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey.  Sadly, Series Two just finished airing here in the US and we have to wait a WHOLE YEAR for more on the upstairs/downstairs drama of our favorite Brits.

But, there are consolations to help us keep a stiff upper lip during the long wait, including this delicious dollshouse version the show.  I’ve embedded the first episode here, but you can see them all on good ole YouTube.  May I just say that I love that William is a penguin and O’Brien a weasel 🙂