Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007
Waning Moon
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

Very tired. I started yesterday tired because Downstairs Neighbor came home drunk Friday into Saturday and “sang” for three or four hours. So I barely had any sleep, and I never quite caught up. Plus, we were worried about flooding – the brook held, for the most part – some basements got a bit of water, and some yards became more of a duck sanctuary than usual, but other than that, it wasn’t too bad.

This morning was a little better, since, for the first time in weeks, it was actually quiet and I got a full night’s sleep.

Finished typing the notes for Earth Bride. I’m ready to start. Also copied and pasted the notes I did in the various workshops and the transcript from my live chat, so I have them.

I typed a rant about the Nano parasites/energy vampires/those who come on the playground and expect everyone to modify the parameters to suit THEM, but . . . they’re not worth the keystrokes. I can choose not to engage, and focus on my work and my N3s.

Did some editing and design work on one e-book; finished the draft and design of the second. I need to proof them and add a table of contents on one of them. Then I should be ready to convert and upload.

Cooked pot roast.

Covered the Breeders’ Cup. The British horse George Washington broke down in the Classic and had to be euthanized on the track. Every year, at least one horse has a major accident at the BC. It’s heart breaking.

Wrote my article. Will give it a final proof and send it off this morning.

Got some work done on Tracking Medusa. Finished chapter twenty one and started chapter twenty two. I don’t see how I can finish it by Thursday, so the first couple of weeks of Nano, I will have to keep up with my word count while finishing the first draft of this. I’m working on a hard deadline with it now, not a soft one, and I can’t risk blowing it. My own fault – if I’d stuck to the plan of writing a chapter every day last week and this week, it would be done. But I didn’t push through the fatigue, and now I’ve put myself into a difficult position.

Off to the city. Two shows today, on the Other Show. It seems like foreign territory, going back into a theatre after spending so much time either writing or in the courtroom. It hasn’t been that long, but it’s been a big psychological shift.

Cheated on the yoga yesterday – as in didn’t do it, because I immediately got dressed and moved the car to higher ground and never got back to it. Am paying the price today. This morning’s session was good, but when you miss a session, it’s like missing sleep – you can never quite make it up.


Tracking Medusa
– 52,878 words out of est. 90,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
52 / 90
Published in: on October 28, 2007 at 6:34 am  Comments (6)  


  1. Is there nothing that can be done about that drunk? If I’m getting annoyed reading about his selfish antics and how it’s impacting you, God only knows how frustrated you are.

    Can’t remember, but have you called the police on him yet while he’s doing it? Isn’t there some noise level regulation or anti-social law you can call on?

  2. *hugs* on the drunken neighbor.

    It was very sad about George Washington. 😦

  3. I used to have neighbors who liked to practice their rapping skills in the wee hours of the morning. So I got earplugs. (And then later, for unrelated reasons, I moved away.)

    As for the Nano trolls, I like the advice: “Don’t feed the trolls.” If they don’t get any attention, they’ll go away.

  4. That Drunken Neighbor needs to fall down and puncture his vocal cords or something. SERIOUSLY!! You poor thing.
    I’m glad you didn’t have the whole “no power/water/comfort thing” again. Hopefully you’ll get some good weather!


  5. That drunken neighbor of yours sucks big-time – I am so sorry he is continuing to make your life miserable.
    Take care.

  6. I think we all agree that the “drunken neighbor’ needs to be silenced somehow. Sorry you’re not getting the rest you need. Psychic Vampires are everywhere, they strip you of your energy and patience and aren’t worth the interaction, for it drains you to even reply.
    I hope you feel better (not only energy-wise, but emotionally as well). I’m sending good thoughts for your week ahead.

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