My Summer Schedule

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I have secured an editor and will be shipping off “Inside the Gold Plated Pistol” in the middle of July. I am relieved it is about ready for a professional look. I see a light at the end of the tunnel! Take a look at the tab on top of my blog to meet the characters.

Here is what you can expect on my blog this summer:

Soon – a post about Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn, and The Birds.

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June 13 – Pete and I will be co-hosting the Lucky 13 Film Club together. We’ll be looking at the style of Brian DePalma films. Please join us and share your thoughts.

Late June – Back from the annual educational traveling trip. This year I’m revisiting Rome and exploring for the first time, Sorrento, Capri, and Pompeii. Lots of pictures to post!

The rest of the time, I’ll be spit-shining the manuscript. I’ll do my best to visit your posts, but I want to honor my July deadline.

 

Love & Friendship,

Cindy

47 thoughts on “My Summer Schedule

  1. I am envious of your trip to Italy, and will anticipate the photos. Looking forward to the L13FC, and also to buying a copy of your new book! πŸ™‚
    As for ‘The Birds’? Well it is Hitchcock, so you can anticipate my response. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Thanks, Rick. A long, slow journey…

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  2. Congrats and best of luck

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  3. Oh you will LOVE Sorrento and Pompei, have a lovely time. Good luck with your manuscript too!

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    1. Can’t wait to take pictures. I love going somewhere new. Thanks, Fraggle.,

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  4. Congratulations on finishing your current book. Looking forward to an eventual successful launch. πŸ™‚

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    1. Me, too! Your support means a lot, Ian.

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  5. Congratulations on your book. im waiting to launch event

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  6. Nice going. Have a great trip too !

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  7. Good luck with your book!!

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    1. Thanks, John. I can’t believe how long it has taken, but life pulls one in a lot of different directions.

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  8. Congratulations on your book news!

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    1. Thanks, Abbi. It will feel good to hold it in my hands. Hopefully not too much longer.

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  9. Sounds wonderful and exciting. I loved The Birds. Hubby is still creeped out by the movie. Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. /stay tuned. πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re welcome, and I will! πŸ™‚

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  10. I am so JEALOUS! Congratulations!!!! An editor is exactly what I need at this point, having almost finished my second draft. Again, congrats =] I will have to meet your characters, as I’m now in a much better state of mind and now have the mental energy to read other blogs

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    1. Congrats on your mental acuity, then! Yeah, an editor is important. No matter how many times one self-edits, one misses something. Fresh, professional eyes will help polish the project.

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      1. Thanks =] And indeed, a professional pair of eyes and a neutral, different perspective. The latter for me is especially important

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  11. Oh, and I look forward to your comments on The Birds. Sadly I have no seen many of Hitchcock’s stuff, pathetic really I know, but when I saw The Birds after Psycho I actually preferred the former as it was so creepy, and you just never knew when those damned birds were gonna come!!

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    1. I look forward to your returning. I remember seeing it as a girl and being very afraid for weeks afterward.

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      1. I’m not surprised!! Its a pretty dark film, from memory, it has been a while. I really need to catch up on many of his other films though, I think I have seen one other apart from those two. The shame!

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  12. Great post πŸ™‚ That sounds like an awesome discussion that you will be conducting or co-conducting. Daphne Du Maurier and two Alfred Hitchcock films with it (in this case Jamaica Inn and The Birds). I did a post on Hitchcock a month or two ago regarding my favorite films of his and The Birds is up there. Another Du Maurier work was also adapted by Nicolas Roeg in 1973 with Don’t Look Now. I am also a huge fan of director Brian De Palma, who I did another blog entry on earlier regarding my favorite films of his. That one sounds like another meaningful discussion forum that you will be conducting or co-conducting. Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow! A trifecta post! Great. I hope you will be able to come back on the 13th and share your thoughts. You are most welcome.

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      1. I share them on this blog via the comment section correct? πŸ™‚

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        1. Yes, just like you are doing now. πŸ™‚

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  13. De Palma is a great filmmaker to dive into. And that animated poster for The Birds. Wow!

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    1. Glad to see someone else here who is a huge fan of the work of Brian De Palma as well πŸ™‚

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      1. Hi John! Yes! There’s much to admire. I hope you will pop round on the 13th and share your thoughts. You are most welcome. πŸ™‚

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        1. I would not miss commenting on this for the world πŸ™‚

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          1. Great! On your blog, it seems to be exclusively lists. And what ranges of interest you have. I was wondering if you thought of telling your readers why number 1 is the best, etc. I think I could learn a lot from you. Many of your lists are people and films I’ve never heard of before.

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          2. That is something I totally have to do. I have actually written reviews in the past, but the number of them are in the single digits. Some examples are: Twilight Zone: The Movie, An American Werewolf in London and The Thing. Feel free to use my search engine on my site whenever you visit it and want to read it πŸ™‚ Once again, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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    2. Hi Wendell, welcome! Please return on the 13th and give Pete and I your two cents.

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  14. Congratulations on your book. I will have things to say on Brian De Palma. I have also signed up for the Annual Hitchcock Blogathon (to be held in July) with my review of The Birds, so will also like to contribute to your post when the time comes.
    It is also great that you are going to Italy. I have been only to Rome and lived in Florence, but my goal has always been to go to Venice and Naples someday. I take it is not long to Pompeii from Naples, and Pompeii is so rich in archaeological finds that I believe it is really a very interesting place to see.

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    1. I am a huge fan of Brian De Palma as well, but you probably already knew that based on that above reply πŸ™‚

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      1. Do you have a favorite film? I’m sure you made a list already. Can’t wait to find out why…

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        1. If you are talking about my number one favorite film of Hitchcock, I can give my link right here

          https://cinematiccoffee.com/2018/04/27/my-favorite-alfred-hitchcock-films/

          If you are talking about my number one favorite film of De Palma, I can you my link right here

          https://cinematiccoffee.com/2018/04/07/my-favorite-brian-de-palma-films/

          I hope you enjoy both of them and keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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    2. You and I have a lot in common. I admire your posts on a daily basis and look forward to your thoughts in upcoming posts. Thanks, DB!

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      1. Why thank you for the kind words πŸ™‚ I adore your blog entries as well πŸ™‚

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  15. Fantastic news about the book Cindy and look forward to seeing your L13FC with Pete. Can’t wait for your travails about your travels but hopefully you keep the word count lower than my posts. πŸ™‚ You got any advice for people going to a country without a tour group where the national language is not English? Is it easy to get by in Italy or France with a phrase book and winning smile?

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    1. Lloyd, the trend these days is to use your smartphone and have what you want to be said translated into their language and let the phone speak for you.
      Most places in Europe, in the cities, they will speak English. Of course, you should try to speak their language unless you are in France, then they are disgusted you are butchering it. Hotel reception desk personnel, the concierge, is invaluable. They will take care to see your wants and needs are met. Greece especially. Spain. All very sweet and helpful. Germany and France, not so. I don’t have a clue about the Asian or Latin American countries, alas.
      Personally, I study up on conversational phrases and try my best to absorb it in. That’s the adventure!

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      1. Thanks Cindy, very helpful.

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