Friday, December 7, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007
Waning Moon – Day before Dark Moon
Mars Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

I lost five hours out of my writing day yesterday filling out and filing the paperwork with the appropriate agencies to fight the latest crap the new owners are trying to pull. Very discouraging. I’m not just going to roll over and let them continue – well, use your imagination – but it’s so draining and so frustrating that, two years on, we’re still having to fight constantly. I was ready to just roll up into a fetal position and cry.

But that doesn’t get anything done, does it?

On top of that, 1 and 1 is having server issues, and I could only get into my email intermittently – so, if you’re expecting a response to an email you sent, I’ll answer it as soon as I get it.

I started writing the cards, and I’ve got some packages to get out today. I have to work on some articles today, as well as getting caught up on Hex Breaker and We All Have Secrets. I also have more paperwork to file with the state.

I did some messing around with Tracking Medusa, but it’s still not hard and fast edits. It’s more spinning the story pieces needed to fill up the holes. I’ve learned a lot from writing this one, so The Balthazaar Treasure should hold together better from the beginning.

Good morning’s work on Earth Bride, although we’re in Chapter 35, and the wedding still hasn’t happened. I’ve still got quite a bit of story before the wedding, and quite a bit of story after. It’s a long book, but I don’t see how I can split it in two. Yet. But that’s only an option if I don’t figure out where I can cut. We’ll see – a first draft is too early to tell. Yet, of course, the structural worries hover around the fringes, determined to mess you up.

Lyd, yes, I do mean Philadelphia. It’s only two hours from the city, so it’s a quick hop.

Off to work.


Earth Bride – 92,875 words out of est. 100,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter

92 / 100

Devon’s Bookstore:

5 in 10: Create 5 Short Stories in Ten Weeks
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Writing Rituals: Ideas to Support Creativity by Cerridwen Iris Shea. This ebooklet contains several rituals to help you start writing, get you through writer’s block, and help send your work on its way. It’s only 39 cents USD. (Note: Cerridwen Iris Shea is one of the six names under which I publish). Here.

Full Circle: An Ars Concordia Anthology
. Edited by Colin Galbraith. This is a collection of short stories, poems, and other pieces by a writers’ group of which I am a member. My story is “Pauvre Bob”, set at Arlington Race Track in Illinois. You can download it free here:

Published in: on December 7, 2007 at 8:43 am  Comments (5)  


  1. So sorry about your continued problems with the owners.

    Good progress with the writing.

    I’m forced to do e-cards this year, but at least I’ll be sending something.

  2. Heh heh, you said “crap!” 🙂

    I’m sorry you got thwarted on the Writing Time. That always sucks. Maybe because it’s always happening to me…hmmm…

    Hope you get lots accomplished today!

  3. I need to get the Christmas cards done this year – fortunately, that is one activity that I like to do! 🙂

  4. I hope that you were able to get everything accomplished that you need to today.
    Sorry to hear about the trouble the owners are pulling. I wish you Good thoughts!

    Have a nice evening!

  5. Only 2 hours and you are in another state? Wow! I drive three hours and barely make it to the county line. And I have started in the middle of my county. Those USA maps are really out of proportion.

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