Monday, July 2, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Sorry this is up so late.

I was so exhausted after the matinee yesterday that I practically crawled home from the city. I did a rough of the America’s Cup article, and then went to bed.

I had to polish it this morning (plus I’d hoped some answers would come in to some questions before deadline). No such luck. I polished, sent, and that was that for this week. If I get the information I wanted in time for next week’s deadline, I’ll include it. Otherwise, I’ll write around it.

Yesterday’s race was postponed due to lack of wind, so tomorrow morning’s race could decide the Cup. Or not. I’m hoping not, because I’d like to see a couple more races.

I then had errands to run, and I had to have lunch at the restaurant I’m reviewing this week (which was excellent, by the way). Got out a couple more pitches, and now I’m buckling down to two other articles I want to get out this week. I also need to get a few more interview requests out.

Since I haven’t heard back from my multiple requests in May and June to one particular potential interviewee, I’m assuming he’s too busy and/or not interested, and dumping him from my list. For whatever reason, it didn’t work out, and I’ve got far too much work coming in right now (thank goodness) to get my ego in a twist about it. Stuff happens, and one can’t say yes to everything (although I’d rather have someone just tell me “no” than not respond at all). Everyone’s busy, and sometimes things fall through the cracks. I’m just as guilty of that as anyone else – suddenly seeing something in the “in box” going “How long was THIS here? Oh, f***!”

Short post today; probably short post tomorrow; then I’ll be off-line for a day or two, as I’m going to a lovely party on the 4th out of town. Will check in again when I can.

Devon

Published in: on July 2, 2007 at 2:47 pm  Comments (6)  

6 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear you were so tired! You’re right, by the way, people should be decent enough to give a firm “no” instead of leaving it unknown. I hope you are able to get everything you need to do today done.

  2. No wonder you were exhausted! I am still in awe of what you are able to accomplish! Have a wonderful time on the 4th. You deserve a rest. Thanks for the tip on the grant writing opportunity. I emailed for more information! I’ve been trying to check those every day but hadn’t been able to do it today. Your comment made me stop and check, and I’m so glad it did!

  3. Hope the races continue and that you have a nice, restful 4th of July.

  4. You’re smart to drop the interviewee. I contact them two times – three if it’s critical. I won’t chase them. They’re not that important. Even if a particular editor gets her panties in a wad because we HAVE to have that one quote from someone, anyone else. Not that I know anyone like that… ;))

    Hope you have a nice holiday, Devon!

  5. Phew. No wonder you were exhausted. I’m worn out just reading it.

    Hope you have a terrific party for the 4th!

  6. I can’t believe you managed to rough out an article before fainting in the bed. 🙂


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