Odds and Ends 1/30-2/5

I did it.

I actually drafted a query letter this week. As I predicted in my last post, once I actually sat down to do it, it wasn’t that painful. I just needed the space and the quiet for my mind to focus and commit to the task (and to run out of things to clean).

I won’t go so far as to say I completed my task; it needs a bit of polishing here and there, & I’m certainly not sending it out without having a few outside eyes look it over, but still!

In other news, I caught the pilot of Powerless (NBC) this week, and I am looking forward to seeing where that show goes. Alan Tudyk and superhero references are pretty strong selling points.

I’ve also decided that I’m not a fan of Emerald City (NBC). I wanted to liked it, I really did, and I am going to see the rest of the season through, but I think it spent a little too much time on world-building and being mysterious and not enough on getting to the plot. We finally got some reveals this week about the Wizard’s past and Glinda’s plans, but instead of feeling twisty and intriguing (which I believe was the intent), it felt like it was too late to make me really care. And what’s frustrating is that for all the world-building, I still don’t feel like I have a strong grasp on how the characters fit into this world and operate in it. I have no ideas what the laws of magic are in this version of Oz.

But my favorite T.V. night is still Sunday because PBS is killing it! Mercy Street followed by Victoria makes me very happy. If you enjoyed The Crown or Downtown Abbey, I can pretty much guarantee you will love Victoria too. It manages to be both historical and romantic, which is no easy feat.


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