Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunny and cool
I’ve had two full nights of sleep and feel like a different person – much renewed! Guess my Downstairs Neighbor actually read and understood my request. Big help.
Finished reading through the material for Confidential Job #1 yesterday; now I have to write it up. Got some business letters done that must go out before I leave tomorrow – I don’t want any loose ends hanging.
I’ve been called for jury duty in about three weeks. I don’t mind; I think it’s important to do it and NOT do everything in your power to get out of it. If you are a citizen of this country, you have two duties that must not be shirked: one is to vote; the other is to serve jury duty. Just think if you were unfairly accused of a crime – wouldn’t you want a jury of your PEERS, not just those who couldn’t find a way out of serving jury duty?
Did some research. Packed for the coming week, but have to repack, because I couldn’t fit everything in, and I’ll be damned if I end up taking a huge suitcase that I have to wrestle down the length of 42nd Street! I’m hardly even taking many shoes – doesn’t make sense at all!
Got through over 600 emails yesterday, from the account I can’t access from offsite, because I was afraid it would overflow while I’m gone, and I’d lose something important.
Putting together the projects I’ll work on this week, and my materials for the Muse conference, which begins a week from Monday! I’m so excited about it. I’m as excited about attending the workshops as I am to run my own!
Still need to work on some articles today and try to get them out tonight or tomorrow morning. They’re taking longer than they should, for resistance reasons more than anything else.
I started the next novella with the characters from Revenge Tangents this morning. It’s called Prince Paisley’s Chintz and I’ve finally hit the tone I want for the series. I have to hold, remember, and apply the tone when I go back to do the revisions on RT. I also need to raise the stakes in RT a bit more. The first three should come out next spring – well, I’ll give you more details about the whens, wheres, and hows as soon as some more details are settled, but they’re definitely coming out! I need to come up with a pithy title for the series (I love the word “pithy”).
There’s a shoe sale on nearby, and I know I should work first, shoe shop later, but . . .what do YOU think the chances are of that happening?
I’m taking the home turf turmoil day-by-day, trying not to let it sap my strength too much so that I have the strength to organize the move. Hold good thoughts for me, and protective ones against the Evil Developers.
Prince Paisley’s Chintz – 1,000 words out of est. 25,000
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