Saturday, November 17, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007
Waxing Moon
Sunny and cold

I did the article revisions and got my report out to Confidential Job #1.

The “job” for which I was about to start negotiations is nothing more than a bait-and-switch – they want me to pay hundreds of dollars to be listed with their bureau, and then I might or might not get hired for seminars. I don’t think so! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I don’t pay to work. I GET paid.

Spent most of yesterday cleaning out drawers, deciding on clothes I’m giving away, tidying up, packing away the summer clothes (yes, I know, it’s late, but it was so warm well into October I kept out the short sleeved shirts).

I worked out some problem spots on Tracking Medusa and came up with tentative titles for the second and third Gwen/Justin tales, but didn’t get a significant word count down.

Instead of working last night, I watched National Treasure. Again. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen that movie. It’s such fun, and I enjoy most of the writing and love the casting. There are certain sections in the movie, especially towards the end, where I can’t suspend my disbelief and always roll my eyes, and I prefer the original ending to the one used in the theatres and on cable. And, from my Templar research, I have a very different point of view on the legendary treasure. But, for the most part, if I want to have a few hours of fun, it’s a great choice, and I’m looking forward to the next one in December. Somewhere in the blog archives, I gave a detailed critique of what I think works and doesn’t work in it.

Dreamed about Tracking Medusa last night, so it was initially difficult to switch back into Earth Bride head this morning, but I did, and got a decent morning’s work out of it: 2616 words.

I’m spending the afternoon with friends, so I hope to get some work done on Tracking Medusa before I leave, and then wind it up by Monday or Tuesday, so I can attack the revisions in December.

Sue – or anyone else coming to NY – in yesterday’s comments, there were some terrific additional ideas for things to see and do in NY. Thank you, Abby and Dru, you rock! I can’t believe I didn’t mention the New York Public Library – the main branch on 42nd St. and 5th Avenue – especially since much of the first section of Tracking Medusa is set there.


Earth Bride – 60,122 words out of 50,000 (Nano goal)

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60 / 50

Earth Bride – 60,122 words out of 100,000 (completion goal)

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60 / 100
Published in: on November 17, 2007 at 9:08 am  Comments (3)  


  1. I love National Treasure too. I haven’t seen the original ending, but I do have the DVD, so I’ll have to watch it one of these days. The new one looks fun.

  2. We have the DVD of National Treasure and I have to admit, I had to think for a minute about the original ending. Son really enjoys that movie and is counting the months until the 2nd one is released.
    WTG on the cleaning the closets. I did that a few weeks ago and donated bags and bags of clothes that the kids (and Chris) had outgrown.

    I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

  3. I love National Treasure and can’t wait for the sequel.

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