What I did yesterday:
– About five minutes of reading/research for my book.
– Made a video of me singing to Finney.
– Talked on the phone with Chris for maybe an hour.
– Read The Cabinet of Curiosities for a few hours.
– Watched a few tivo’ed TV shows.
– More TV.
I gave myself a day off because a very very very nice retired NYPD lieutenant posted the following about my book on a blog called NYPD Rant. I’d been very nervous about The Restless Sleep coming up on NYPD Rant. It’s a no-holds-barred kind of place and God knows what they would make of my book. But my day was made beyond belief because of what he said.
“I don’t recommend books about the job much, but The Restless Sleep by Stacy Horn deserves one. It’s the story of the history of the Cold Case Squad, but in addition to covering unsolved murders, including PO Stapleton’s killing, it delves into NYPD politics which I thought the author had a pretty good handle on.
“I write true crime stuff myself, but Ms. Horn, who is a civilian (she works for NPR), did a better job than I could have ever done. Highly recommended.”
Can you believe it?? So, of course I immediately put my work down and sang to Finney. Note his go-away paw action and complete lack of interest.