Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Waxing Moon
Sunny and warmer

Mindy Klasky’s new book Sorcery and the Single Girl comes out on September 25. I adored her last book, Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft – in fact, it made my top picks on Biblio Paradise a few months ago – so I can’t wait for this one! Jump on over to her blog Virtual Cocktails (linked at the right) to check out the book and more about her. She’s terrific.

Instead of chaining myself to the computer yesterday, I got a call from a friend as I was out grocery shopping who said, “It’s too beautiful to stay inside. Come over and we’ll sit out!”
So I got my groceries in, packed up some stuff, and spent the rest of the day in her backyard. The sun did great work on my back. I rested, played with the dogs, read, and finished crocheting a sleeve for a project (I’ll write about it in detail on The Tactile Muse). I cooked dinner and came back home in the early evening, then spent the rest of the evening in bed reading.

I had a gentle yoga session this morning, and a great morning’s work on Revenge Tangents. Even though I have to do a lot of structuring in the revision, the shape of the overall piece and the overall series is taking shape. And since I’m only on my own deadline for this, I don’t have to stress.

The back is a little better. There’s still pain, but mostly it’s discomfort, only occasionally crossing the pain line. Movement is still limited, but greater than it was yesterday and the day before. I didn’t take any medication yesterday and don’t plan to do so today – I want to give the body a chance to heal without interference.

My editor loves my gardening articles for October, and I’m having fun researching and writing the November articles. I’m a little pissy at a different publication that still hasn’t paid me for work done back in August – will have to chat with them yet again. I’m not turning in the last couple of articles until I’m paid for what I’ve already done. And I seriously doubt I’d work with them again.

I have work to do on the Dialogue Workshop today, I have to finish a critique, and I want to get some other blog entries up. And maybe get some of the research done for the next section of Untitled Literary Fiction.

I also have to get to the store for a few things I forgot yesterday – the Equinox is on Sunday, and I’m going to prepare Cornish Hen stuffed with carrot and parsnips.

Confidential Job #1 has been sending me material – and I haven’t received it. The delivery service claims someone in the building said that “the premises are closed.” Huh? Each of us is investigating. If it’s true that someone here is interfering with the delivery of my work, I will nail him to the wall by his balls; if it’s the delivery service, it’s up to CJ1 to handle it. Either way: not acceptable.

I’d better get going – I “slept in” until nearly 7, the yoga took longer than usual due to my back, and I’m a bit behind schedule!


Revenge Tangents – 21,375 words out of est. 25,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
21 / 25
Published in: on September 20, 2007 at 8:33 am  Comments (8)  


  1. Backpain sucks. I’m glad you’re feeling better. You gotta love this cooler weather. Take care!

  2. Ugh! Hugs on the back! Back pain is unlike anything else. And an afternoon out in the backyard sounds divine. Except in my backyard, I have three monstrous dogs that would cover me in slobber within seconds! 😉

  3. I loved Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft! I’m looking forward to the new one. 🙂

    I’m glad your back is healing, albeit slowly.

  4. YEAH you slept in! By 8am you should have already written 7 articles, sewn a dress for a party, baked some bread and added 15,000 words to one of your WIPS! Shame on you!! 😉

    Glad to hear your back is better. Whenever I put my back out, I am good for NOTHING.

  5. I know, Lara, I’m such a slug! 😉

  6. YAY! You slowed down and took care of yourself for a day!
    I’ve read a Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft. I enjoyed it and recommended it to a friend. I can’t wait to read the new book.
    Glad to hear your back is a little better. I’m hoping it will get a lot better soon.

    Have an enjoyable evening.

  7. Amazon is selling Sorcery and the Single Girl now. I’ve ordered my copy! Thank you so much for introducing me to Girls Guide to Witchcraft! Hilarious!!!

  8. Backyard, sunshine, dogs, reading in bed–sounds like a perfect day.

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