Today we start with baseball. The World Series started last evening and the Royals won a thrilling extra inning game over the Mets - winning game one 5-4 in 14 innings. The key was a game-tying home run by Alex Gordon in the bottom of the ninth off Met's closer Jeurys Familia to save the night for the Royals and send the game into extra innings. It was the first run allowed by Familia in the playoffs. Game two is tonight - deGrom faces Cueto in a pivotal match-up.
In finance news - Apple reported better than expected earnings after the close of trade yesterday. The company sold 48 million iPhones in the quarter, up from 39 million units in the year ago period. It seems Americans have not tired of the iPhone or Apple's gadgets despite constant predictions by critics of the company that iPhone sales will falter. Then again, what do the critics know?
In politics, there is a Republican debate on CNBC tonight. Will you be watching? I'll make note of any important moments...if there are any.
And finally, in writing news - we are just three days away from the start of NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. As previously reported, I plan to re-write the novel Preface to a Suicide - 100% gutting the novel as I'd 'left it'. I've been jotting down notes and re-working the plot to fit the new facts of the world based on the publication of the Ella book. I'm excited to get started and will post updates and samples as the month progresses. I hope you'll be following along!
Have a great day.
Stephen John Moran