Just a little bit of everything (don’t worry–it’ll be bite-sized)
AMC 18 Chattanooga: Not happy. They add a 6:15pm Imax 3D showing Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that’s all. They seemed determined to squeeze every dollar they can out of the movie-goer in the name of profits as 6:15 is not a matinee and they don’t have to charge matinee prices, but the full Prime cost. Looks like I’m not going to see Homecoming, after all. AMC 18 Chattanooga may have just lost a customer as I refuse to give them anymore money just because they are a monopoly (only Imax 3D theater for popular movies in the city). Competition (i.e., other Imax 3D theaters in the area) wouldn’t allow them to pull this type of stunt as customers would just go elsewhere.
*Note to all politicians (current and future): THIS is why monopolies are bad. Capitalism ONLY works when there’s CHOICE in the marketplace.
174 Days and Counting: That’s how long a story of mine has been under consideration with a particular market that I’ve not submitted to before. I personally consider 90 days to be my limit, but I recently saw where this particular market had responded to someone else’s submission in about the same time-frame (although it was an outlier), so I waited, but that has passed and still no response. Queried them about it today. If no response by August 1st (perhaps sooner), I’m withdrawing and moving on to the next market. Personal comment (it is a short-story, not a novel. It shouldn’t take half a year to make a decision on it).
The Heart of What Was Lost: Close to finishing this book. Not sure if I’m going to review it yet. If I do, I’ll post it here or at Goodreads.com (or both).