Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Cloudy, humid, cooler

If they weren’t still down there making noise and raising dust, I wouldn’t need the air conditioner on today. Sigh.

Yesterday was nearly a lost day. The migraine came in waves; when it ebbed, I worked; when it flowed – well, any of you who’ve had migraines understand.

I have to finish, polish, and send one article this morning, and get a few more things out tonight. I have a break in the middle of the day to get some other work done, then go over to my friend’s, do laundry, cook him dinner, and then work more tonight.

I’m playing with some short story ideas for various ventures, anthologies, etc. I’m working on logo design for some upcoming projects. And I have a list of pitches to get out as long as my arm.

I’m working on the press pass for next week’s Empire State Games, New York’s mini-Olympics, which I hope to cover. Of course, the days it’s running are supposed to be the hottest days of the year, and many events (such as archery) are outside.

You know I’ll be inside the hockey rink to cover Women’s Ice Hockey as much as possible!

Nice morning’s work on Good Names. I have to get down to Gramercy Park with my camera in the next few weeks. I need to walk it and photograph it, in addition to the research I’m doing into the time, and all the fascinating memoirs I’m reading about it.

Someone in the theatre had a death in the family, so I might have to go in on Sunday and early next week. On the one hand, I’m trying to limit how much time I spend at the show, because it cuts in to my writing time; on the other hand, I feel a loyalty to the show, and I want to help out in an emergency. Unfortunately, the emergencies never seem to stop.

I watched the premier of Mad Men last night. Stylistically, it’s great. The writing’s quite good, too. However, I don’t have a great deal of respect for the lead character, Don Draper (although I think the actor does a great job). I don’t find him “complex” at all – I find him a lying, cheating user. I realize that’s part of the statement the show makes about the time, place, space, social change, and intent of the business – but the character’s going to have to go a long way for me not to want to see him fail.

Off to focus, migraine or not; too much has to get done before I leave this afternoon.

Devon

Good Names – 38,757 words out of est. 100,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
38 / 100
(38.0%)

7 Comments

  1. It’s always fun to hear your opinions on shows–because you have the writer’s perspective!

    Glad you’re feeling better. Happy reading HP this weekend! (Unless you’re patient!)

  2. Sorry to hear about the migraine. 😦

  3. *hugs* I hope you’re over the migraine soon.

  4. I hope the migraine not only ebbs, but disappears. Sorry to hear you may be called back into the show early and I’m glad you were able to work on Good Names. I hope you have a nice weekend!

  5. Hope you feel better soon – those migraines must be miserable – especially when you’re working so hard.

  6. I didn’t post much last night because I had toothache and now, when I read about your migraine, I feel like a wimp! Hope you’re over it soon.

  7. You and Shirley are both getting lots of migraines at the moment. I hope you’re ok and feeling better soon.


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