Tuesday, March 07, 2006

hasty postings

Deadline world is getting weirder, and I'm doing almost nothing but writing, eating, sleeping, and, when I remember, bathing, given that I'm flying to the UK on Friday (and bringing Miss Maddy along, as it's her spring break), and have to get several other things finished before I get out there and plunge myself into WOLVES (with, perhaps a smidge of Stardust on the side -- and incidentally, according to today's Variety
Paramount has set Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer Claire Danes, Charlie Cox and Sienna Miller to star in "Stardust," an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel to be directed by Matthew Vaughn. Pic begins shooting in the U.K. and Iceland next month.)

(And Mark Strong will be playing Septimus.)

Several people have written to let me know that the Tournament of Books has begun at and that you can wager money (for a good cause)at Anansi Boys has dropped from 8-1 odds to 5-1...

More stuff (and I hope, more interesting stuff) later.