Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Rainy and cool

It’s raining heavily here again today, and we’re on flood watch. The positive aspect is that the construction numbnuts, who started at 7:45 this morning, had to suspend their damned noise, and I could get some work done. I hope it doesn’t flood – really not up for that, but the car’s safe, so if it does, I can hunker down and just deal.

After two months of serious flooding in the UK, we’re only now hearing about it on the news. My thoughts are with all my friends and colleagues there.

Brandy, to answer your Rowling question: I think whatever she writes next will have huge sales and huge criticism, because too many will be narrow-minded enough to want the same thing from her, but bitch and moan no matter what she writes, even if the quality is excellent. I think by whatever she writes after THAT, there will be enough distance for people to embrace it on its own merits. I suspect that the media will be harsher on her than the public, since there will be plenty there who want to see her fail out of sheer spite. Fortunately, she’s now in a position where she can do whatever she pleases and follow her heart. If she chooses to write under another name, good for her; if she continues under hers, good for her. I wish her well in whatever she attempts, and I’m pleased by her success. She’s earned it.

I worked on Chapter 13 of Tracking Medusa yesterday. I think I’ll have to rework it substantially in the rewrite – it plods rather than flows. And I have to look at the photos I took of the Scottish War Memorial – I skimped on the description.

Went to my friend’s in the afternoon, did two more loads of laundry, more research for Good Names, and this time I cooked dinner: thyme chicken, asparagus with hollandaise, and potato salad.

For some reason, I was exhausted when I got home and spent most of the evening reading magazines and half-watching stupid television.

Didn’t get a gig I hoped for. Objectively, I should be relieved, because it would tie me down more than I can be tied down right now for less money than it should be for the gig, but it was an interesting, unusual thing that I wanted to try. Oh, well. Just means something better is right around the corner.

Good morning’s work on Good Names. One of the dead governess’s dalliances has been uncovered, and it gives them some detection work to do.

I have some business-y work to do today, and then I can get back to Tracking Medusa.

Let’s hope the water stays within its banks and the electricity holds on.


Good Names — 43,882 words out of est. 100,000

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43 / 100

Tracking Medusa – 32,990 words out of est. 90,000

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32 / 90
Published in: on July 23, 2007 at 9:09 am  Comments (5)  


  1. I’m glad you feel fairly secure if the rains do come down again.

    Best wishes to you for a great writing week!


    Sylvia C.

  2. How long is that construction supposed to last? It sounds like a nightmare.

  3. Oof. I hope you don’t get flooded. Thankfully our rain has stopped but now it’s blazing hot.

  4. Thank you for answering my question. I feel the same. The next book she writes, if under her own name, will be critisized because of her earlier sucess. I hope she continues to write, it is evident that she has a gift that brings great pleasure to so many.

    I, too, read the stories of the flooding in Britian and can’t believe that we are just now hearing of it.

    I’m glad you rested yesterday! I hope your monday is as productive as you need it to be and that smiles are gifted to you!

  5. We’ve been pretty dry here lately after a very wet May. I think we’re probably going to be in a drought again.

    And there’s nothing wrong with vegging out in front of the t.v. and indulging in some magazines once in awhile. 😉

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