Friday, July 31, 2015
This is always the bittersweet time. I want to send it off, but it is hard to say good bye to it. Even though I will be getting it back with notes from my editor. This will be a new editor, so I’m not sure what to expect.
I made it to the Knit and Crochet Show last Saturday in San Diego. I signed some books, saw some friends and of course bought some yarn. My whole family drove down. They went out to lunch while I spent time at the yarn show. Afterwards we drove to Coronado island. It was very touristy, but festive. The Hotel Del Coronado was built in 1888 and I think was the first hotel on the west coast to have electricity. I kind of remember that Edison flipped the switch that turned it on.
I love old places like that. It was fun looking in the gift shop that has been open since 1888. There was a table with some DVD’s and books. I didn’t realize it, but “Some Like It Hot” was filmed there and they had DVD’s of it for sale. There was also a stack of the book “Somewhere in Time” by Richard Matheson. A lot of people know the movie made from it that starred Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour. The movie takes place on Mackinac Island, but the book actually takes place at the Del Coronado Hotel.
I love things about time travel and started to read the first few pages of the book. I got caught up in it right away because it starts out right around where I live, so I recognized the streets. I ended up buying the book and starting to read it that night. It seemed so strange to read about a character going to the Del Coronado hotel when I had just been there seeing the exact things the author was describing.
I had to set it aside to finish my writing, but after tomorrow I can get back to it. I think I am out of words for now.