Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007
Waxing Moon
Rainy and blustery

I pitched for 11 jobs yesterday. I’ve been negligent about hunting down new work, and, with the strikes going on, I can’t just shrug and say, “Oh, I’ll make up the difference at the theatre.” Time to hustle.

Spent a lot of time on admin work yesterday. I still have a lot of catching up to do.

Devon’s Random Newsletter went out. If you didn’t get your copy, sign up here.

Ran some errands in the afternoon. The home town’s in a tizzy – ten burglaries in ten days. They thought there was another one up the street – cop cars everywhere, dogs, even a helicopter. Quite unsettling.

Wrote chapter 25 of Tracking Medusa. Gwen and Justin are captives on the yacht, on the way to Greece and the re-animation ritual. I don’t think I have another 30K of storyline left, so it might come in under the 90K mark. We’ll see – it is what it is. I realized a few places that I have to fix in the rewrite, which will add substantially to the word count. I skipped over some of the developmental details to focus on action in this draft. It gets me to the finish line, but there are certain sections that will need major attention in the rewrite.

Plotted out two more eBooks, and did some preliminary work on the paranormal novella.

Had a decent morning’s work on Earth Bride. I’m setting up character relationships and subplots that will be important in the next section of the story, and that’s always time consuming.

Today, I’m off to the city to run errands, visit picket lines, and attend my union meeting.


Earth Bride –55,555 words out of 50,000 (Nano goal)

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55 / 50

Earth Bride — 55,555 words out of 100,000 (completion goal)

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55 / 100

Tracking Medusa — 60,090 words out of est. 90,000

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60 / 90

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Published in: on November 15, 2007 at 8:32 am  Comments (5)  


  1. I am a ‘lurker’ from way back, non-writer type, but I love dropping by your site to catch glimpses into life in the big city! Wondering if you would be willing to share some of your NYC insite with a Central New York Stater (Syracuse actually!). I’m planning a first-time trip to The City this month (to celebrate the big 4-0… how sad is that?!). I guess we won’t be getting to any shows, but any ‘low key’ hot spots (food, thrifts, vintage, etc…) that you would be willing to divulge?? THANKS in advance! S-

  2. Good luck with those pitches. Just think of all that extra freelancing time you’ll get not travelling.

    I came up with half a dozen query ideas of my own this afternoon, plus ANOTHER short story idea. I’m going to let them all stew and percolate (but not too long), then have a mass- and multi- submission session.

  3. Have a good time while you’re out and about. Sorry to hear about the burglaries. Hopefully they find the person(s) responsible soon.

    Have a good day!

  4. Sounds like you had a good day. Good luck with your pitches.

  5. Good luck hunting up jobs – but I know you can do it. 🙂

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