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At some point every struggling author finds themselves hungry like the wolf.
#5. Neil Gaiman’s First Book Was a Biography of Duran Duran
Early in his career, when Gaiman was just trying to get published to put ramen in the cupboard, he was given the opportunity to write a book about rock music. How cool is that? Of course Gaiman said he’d love to write about some hip, sexy rock band — maybe the Velvet Underground? The publishers laughed and laughed. Apparently the sarcastic air quotes around “rock music” didn’t come across over the phone. He was given a choice between writing his “rock book” about Barry Manilow, Def Leppard, or Duran Duran. He opted for the last one, because he had to live with himself afterward.
After a vet visit, Xerxes is doing much better. She has an infection and some digestive problems, but the vet thinks the treatment he gave and the antibiotics will fix her up. She was so sick last night, it broke my heart. I want her to make it to her 17th birthday this year, and her 18th birthday too.