Sweatshirts

Here’s another nice addition to anyone’s End of Summer List: wake up and put on a sweatshirt because the house is cold. I did that this morning.

I had a plot twist idea last night. A really good one. I think. Am chomping at the bit to see if it will actually work in the book, so today’s entry is short.

Catherine writes: … just over a year ago I read on IMDB that speak was a film, just imagine how ecstatic I was to find that out, but what im not at all happy about is there seems to be no information on a UK realise of the film! Im staying hopeful that the film will come out over here in England, but if you could give me some information, then that would really make my day!

I believe the movie has already been shown in Hungary and Australia. (Don’t ask me why. I have no flipping idea.) But I haven’t head of any UK plans. Does Showtime have a channel in the UK? If not, then I imagine the DVD will make it’s way there soon. If anyone out there has any more ideas about this, please chime in.

The boys are off to the woods today and the house is quiet. Outside is grey and quiet – perfect writing conditions. If I can reach today’s goal, I’m going to attack the file cabinet and then I’ll have more boxes emptied. (The office still looks like I just moved in.) I love days like this.

ADDED LATER – I forgot to say that the interview yesterday seemed to go well. The journalist, Mike Hughes, writes for the Lansing State Journal and his articles are syndicated through Gannett News (which means they could pop up in lots of papers across the country, I think). He said the piece should run before 9/5 (the SPEAK premiere), but he didn’t know how many papers would pick it up. If any of you guys see it, please let me know. Mike was really nice and he gets five stars because he actually read the book!!! (Not many journalists take the time to do that.)

But still, it was hard, maybe because I used to be a reporter. It is much easier asking questions than answering them.

33 Replies to “Sweatshirts”

  1. But still, it was hard, maybe because I used to be a reporter. It is much easier asking questions than answering them.
    Of course, if that doesn’t work, reverse psychology is fun. 😀

  2. But still, it was hard, maybe because I used to be a reporter. It is much easier asking questions than answering them.
    Of course, if that doesn’t work, reverse psychology is fun. 😀

  3. But still, it was hard, maybe because I used to be a reporter. It is much easier asking questions than answering them.
    Of course, if that doesn’t work, reverse psychology is fun. 😀

  4. Speak-news

    This is completly irrelevant to your post.
    But, I’m talking to someone here in the Central Ohio area who saw the premiere of Speak while it was here in Ohio about a year ago.
    And he said that it was very good.
    And he said they did the book justice. 😀

  5. Speak-news

    This is completly irrelevant to your post.
    But, I’m talking to someone here in the Central Ohio area who saw the premiere of Speak while it was here in Ohio about a year ago.
    And he said that it was very good.
    And he said they did the book justice. 😀

  6. Speak-news

    This is completly irrelevant to your post.
    But, I’m talking to someone here in the Central Ohio area who saw the premiere of Speak while it was here in Ohio about a year ago.
    And he said that it was very good.
    And he said they did the book justice. 😀

  7. thank you.

    is this really you? sounds like a stupid question…. it’s just… Speak changed my life, literally. and i wanted to thank you for writing it. (that might sound stupid too) anyway Laurie thank you so much… and i’m hoping you have an email address i can write to bc i wrote you a letter…
    umm i guess i’ll check back on this site.

    thank you,
    mena

  8. thank you.

    is this really you? sounds like a stupid question…. it’s just… Speak changed my life, literally. and i wanted to thank you for writing it. (that might sound stupid too) anyway Laurie thank you so much… and i’m hoping you have an email address i can write to bc i wrote you a letter…
    umm i guess i’ll check back on this site.

    thank you,
    mena

    1. Re: thank you.

      No, it’s not stupid, it’s very. very nice. Thank you for starting off my day so great with your nice message.

      I don’t answer email (I tried doing that for a while and it got ridiculous). But you can write me an old-fashioned letter at PO Box 906, Mexico Ny 13114.

  9. thank you.

    is this really you? sounds like a stupid question…. it’s just… Speak changed my life, literally. and i wanted to thank you for writing it. (that might sound stupid too) anyway Laurie thank you so much… and i’m hoping you have an email address i can write to bc i wrote you a letter…
    umm i guess i’ll check back on this site.

    thank you,
    mena

  10. Green and still sweating….

    You are kidding! End of summer?? Not yet, my dear. I went to bed last night in a T-shirt and shorts and peeled off layers all night. Woke up this morning in my birthday suit, and begrudgingly got dressed! It would be wonderful if we were all comfie in our skin…maybe summer WOULD come to an end?

    Think I’ll go for a swim.

  11. Green and still sweating….

    You are kidding! End of summer?? Not yet, my dear. I went to bed last night in a T-shirt and shorts and peeled off layers all night. Woke up this morning in my birthday suit, and begrudgingly got dressed! It would be wonderful if we were all comfie in our skin…maybe summer WOULD come to an end?

    Think I’ll go for a swim.

  12. Green and still sweating….

    You are kidding! End of summer?? Not yet, my dear. I went to bed last night in a T-shirt and shorts and peeled off layers all night. Woke up this morning in my birthday suit, and begrudgingly got dressed! It would be wonderful if we were all comfie in our skin…maybe summer WOULD come to an end?

    Think I’ll go for a swim.

  13. Re: thank you.

    No, it’s not stupid, it’s very. very nice. Thank you for starting off my day so great with your nice message.

    I don’t answer email (I tried doing that for a while and it got ridiculous). But you can write me an old-fashioned letter at PO Box 906, Mexico Ny 13114.

  14. Re: thank you.

    No, it’s not stupid, it’s very. very nice. Thank you for starting off my day so great with your nice message.

    I don’t answer email (I tried doing that for a while and it got ridiculous). But you can write me an old-fashioned letter at PO Box 906, Mexico Ny 13114.

  15. not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken…

    Speak’s a lovely book. It’s a book I will always reread and never get tired of. It’s so completley accurate to my freshman year from the art classes Melinda has to the applesauce at lunch. I love the humor in it too. I wish I had my own hideout closet. I’ve read lots of books about “highschool” and none have been nearly as good as yours. Did you keep a journal when you were in highschool? My old english teacher’s a poet and says she uses it as a tool for her poems. If you have time could you maybe post back in my journal?

  16. not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken…

    Speak’s a lovely book. It’s a book I will always reread and never get tired of. It’s so completley accurate to my freshman year from the art classes Melinda has to the applesauce at lunch. I love the humor in it too. I wish I had my own hideout closet. I’ve read lots of books about “highschool” and none have been nearly as good as yours. Did you keep a journal when you were in highschool? My old english teacher’s a poet and says she uses it as a tool for her poems. If you have time could you maybe post back in my journal?

  17. not a word was spoken, the church bells all were broken…

    Speak’s a lovely book. It’s a book I will always reread and never get tired of. It’s so completley accurate to my freshman year from the art classes Melinda has to the applesauce at lunch. I love the humor in it too. I wish I had my own hideout closet. I’ve read lots of books about “highschool” and none have been nearly as good as yours. Did you keep a journal when you were in highschool? My old english teacher’s a poet and says she uses it as a tool for her poems. If you have time could you maybe post back in my journal?

  18. My house got really cold one day so I threw on a sweatshirt and my parents thought I was crazy. That may be true, but I do not think that I was crazy for putting on a sweatshirt in a freezing cold house.

  19. My house got really cold one day so I threw on a sweatshirt and my parents thought I was crazy. That may be true, but I do not think that I was crazy for putting on a sweatshirt in a freezing cold house.

  20. My house got really cold one day so I threw on a sweatshirt and my parents thought I was crazy. That may be true, but I do not think that I was crazy for putting on a sweatshirt in a freezing cold house.

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