Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007
Waxing Moon
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and cold

I’m off to look over exercises – last day of the conference today, and then I do a real-time chat in the afternoon. I’m already booked to teach at next year’s conference. I’m going to do my best to completely clear the week next time – even with only a few shows scattered throughout the week, it was too much to try to balance. Even though I don’t plan on doing shows at this point next year, I also have to make sure any deadlines are cleared before going into the conference.

The shows were fine yesterday. The cast is young, enthusiastic, and talented. Everyone is very nice and enjoys each other’s company. And, physically, it’s not as demanding as some of the other stuff out there. It’s always hard to be the new kid on the block, even when everyone is nice, but the vibe’s very good.

I have no cues in the first act, so I can spend the time writing. I worked on the outline for one of the pieces I might do for Nano.

In between shows, several of us went out to Pigalle, a French restaurant; I had crab cakes and their incredible mashed potatoes.

I got the Samhain decorations up on Friday, and roasted a chicken with lime and cilantro. Today, I’ll cook pork chops and baked potatoes – warm up the place. Since it’s the 14th and they’re not required to give us heat until the 15th, it’s a bit chilly in here!

The upcoming week will be rough – full week’s worth of shows. But the following week, in and around jury duty, I hope I can start baking bread again.

I’m going to focus on the conference today, and then tomorrow, go back to outlining, revising a synopsis and an outline for some material that’s due, work on the pre-Breeders’ Cup article (the race day is in two weeks), and get back to Tracking Medusa. It would be best if I could get the first draft finished before Nano, so I can start revisions in December, while I’m writing the paranormal novella that’s due in January. And I have to finish the work for Confidential Job #1 and get that off.

So it’s busy, but it’s the right kind of busy.


Published in: on October 14, 2007 at 10:39 am  Comments (3)  


  1. heyya Sweets – i’ve been bad blogger person. Hope you’ve been doing well. Sounds like the writing is coming along snappily. Glad to hear your current show is not as stressful as some in the not so distant past!


    Fresh Bread!!!!

    My potroast kicked ass!! As Randy, Patrick, and Reed have attested too!

    I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the new show. EH-HEM. 😉

    I’m looking forward to meals with you next week. I think we may need to pacify a Whym while you are in town… Sound good?! At least that is where the girrls have recommended I treat AuntiE to dinner… Their generosity knows no bounds when it comes to “Good Help!” LMAO

    I have been completely chastised for not having treats in the house and Bast put it on the Daddy List for Monday.

  3. It does sound like the “right” kind of busy.
    I’m glad the new show isn’t as tough.
    What breads are you thinking of baking?
    YAY! Decorations. I put some up last night, but I doubt anyone in the neighborhood is going to figure out I placed my skeleton on my storm door in Tree Pose. *g*

    Have a relaxing evening!

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