February 26, 2007

Monday, February 26, 2007
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde

Every once in awhile, patience is rewarded. I really want a set of L.M. Montgomery’s Journals; ordering them from Canada costs over $100, including shipping. Trying to get them in the states runs even higher.

I won volumes 1 and 2 on eBay yesterday – cost for both, with shipping, just under $20. So, by being patient (I’ve wanted them for nearly two years), I’ve got my hands, nearly, on two out of the five volumes. I’m going to remain patient and come up with the other three volumes.

Disengaged from yet another wanna-be who expects working writers to do her work for her and open doors for her when she hasn’t earned it. This is yet another person who can’t be bothered to learn the basics of the craft. Can’t be bothered; not worth my time. Someone else who wants everything for nothing, and believes that she doesn’t have to learn how to construct a sentence, how to spell, the difference between similar-sounding words, how to research, or how to do anything else. Everyone has to start somewhere, and there’s nothing wrong with starting at zero. But one has to be willing to learn and do one’s own work.

Coincidentally (I don’t believe in coincidence), the March issue of More magazine has an article on mentoring and how to deal with parasites.

Most of the day was spent cooking – working on a recipe for The Project, cooking for the party, etc., etc. Not a bad way to spend a day with a snowstorm threatening.

The Oscar party was fine. I thought the ceremony itself was rather dull and filled with unnecessary filler – if they want to it to move at a good pace, get rid of the crap. Focus on the awards and stop scripting silly banter that the actors don’t even bother to try to deliver with finesse.

Many of us ended up making it a sleepover, due to the weather. I’m going to head home in a bit, once the plows have come through again. So Circadian, Kemmryk, etc. will be late today. Oh, well. There’s plenty to do once I get home, to prepare for the next three weeks, when I somehow have to figure out how six hours of work each day has to fit into two.

Got some work done on Changeling this morning. Yes, I almost always have my writing bag with me, even if it’s living in the trunk of the car at a party!


Chasing the Changeling — 27,467 words out of est. 45,000

Published in: on February 26, 2007 at 9:27 am  Comments (6)  


  1. I’m mad the word meter thingy is gone. GRR!

    I didn’t bother to watch the Oscars. That silly banter you mentioned gets on my nerves. I’d rather just see the winner list the next day. 🙂

  2. I didn’t watch the Oscars, mostly because my t.v. rabbit ears couldn’t get a decent signal. But I did look at the photos of the best and worst dressed – I love to see Oscar fashion.

  3. I saw enough of the Oscars on Breakfast t.v. before I set off for work this morning not to want to sit through the whole thing as it’s shown tonight (because of the time difference it couldn’t be shown live). The Brits are very pleased about Helen Mirren. She acknowledges that she couldn’t have done it without Elizabeth Windsor. I saw the movie and thought she was remarkable – both Helen Mirren and Her Majesty.

  4. I DVR’d the Oscars–first time ever I have missed them! I guess there just wasn’t much of an interest this year, for some reason.

    Oh, and parasites can be SO annoying. Glad you got rid of that one.

  5. I didn’t watch the Oscars, either. They just didn’t seem interesting this year. As for carrying your writing with you, I’d expect nothing less!
    Hope you have a good day despite all the snow!

  6. yo Devon – i got nothing to add – just wanted to wave hello. (Silence.)

    Uh, maybe i should call it a night, huh?
    I may have had too much caffeine today.

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