Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Cloudy, hot, humid

Most of the day was spent on Tracking Medusa. It’s flowing very well (nearly 6000 words yesterday), and I want to ride the inspirational wave. It’s a fun piece. I’d like to knock it out as fast as possible. I need to revisit the Metropolitan Museum of Art to get some of the geography down, and also the inside of the NYPL on 5th and 42nd. I hate it when writers get geography wrong, and don’t want to fall into that trap. But I’ve got the characters on a plane to London now, so it’s all good.

I did a bunch of internet research on someone I want to interview. Gotta do the homework! Of course, the project about which I want to interview him, I haven’t been able to locate – but I’ll just flat out ask him. First I need to find out if he’s available/interested for the interview – then I’ll ask about that particular project.

Good session on Good Names this morning. I’ve got them settled into the Gramercy Park townhouse, and now I can get in to the meat of the story.

I hope you’re all reading Ian Rankin’s Open Doors, serialized in the NYT Magazine section. It’s terrific.

Off to do the matinee, and then go out for a drink. I don’t want to get in too late, because I want to be fresh for a strong writing day tomorrow.

The friction between the writing life and the theatre life is particularly high today, because I don’t want to lose this creative wave. I’m worried that switching gears to flipping people in and out of their clothes and having to think in technical terms rather than creative ones will hurt.


Good Names – 16,537 words out of est. 100,000

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16 / 100

Tracking Medusa – 10,717 words out of est. 90,000

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10 / 90


  1. I understand the worry about changing gears (oh, how I understand the worry!), but I also find that working in one area (librarianship, for me), tends to recharge the batteries in another area (writing.) Often, when I’m most involved in the minutiae of, say, Library of Congress classification schemes, I figure out the fix to a plot problem that was driving me nuts.

    Or, maybe I’m just an optimist 🙂

    Good luck with your juggling!

  2. I’m always in awe of how much writing you get done. In addition to all the other things you have on your plate. 🙂

  3. Can’t wait to hear more details about your possible interview. You always manage to get so much done that I am in awe.
    I hope your day goes well and the tomorrow is smooth for you!

  4. I’m with them – you get more done in one day than I get done in half a year.

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