Ever since this blog went dark for a day in support of the writers strike, some things have been going on (too slowly for my tastes) to arrange a series of interviews between striking writers, and bloggers, called Adopt a Writer. My first adoption didn't work out -- the writer I contacted hasn't responded for the last seven days, so I've adopted another one whom I sent a letter to this evening.
I really hope to have that wrapped up quickly and posted for all of you as soon as humanly possible, so be on the lookout for it. I plan to interview as many people as I can get my hands on, so naturally it's frustrating to wait a full week for a no-show when I've been raring to go since I had first heard about all of this many weeks ago.
The writer that stood me up shall remain nameless, as I hold no grudges. There were no obligations, nobody agreed to do something and then backed out. It still seems pretty rude though to say you'll get involved, and not even bother to send someone a note saying you've changed your mind.
It's too bad, because I think it's a bigger loss to this person than it is to me. Writers don't get PR time like this, and even though my outlet is small, it's better than nothing. I look forward bringing you as many as possible, as soon as possible. Keep an eye out, I'm sure these writers will have some interesting things to say that you won't see from the big media outlets that are -- and don't ever forget this -- owned by the same billion-dollar conglomerates that own the studios, and TV networks.