Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007
Waxing Moon
Mars Retrograde
Sunny and cold

I mis-read the calendar yesterday and said it was the New Moon; it was actually the new moon on the 9th. Sorry!

Late start today!

I didn’t get much done yesterday afternoon – more plotting work on Hex Breaker, a nap, and then I couldn’t get going again.

Hop on over to Kemmyrk for an article on “Sacred Baking.”

Speaking of baking, I have bread rising in the kitchen. It’s too cold and icy to go out, in spite of the sunshine. Instead of worrying about running out of bread, I’m baking some.

When I finally checked messages last night, I discovered that the show I quit had called to ask me to come in, at the last minute, because they were having (another) emergency. Now, why would I make a three hour round trip in an ice storm to work at a place I’ve quit? What part of “I quit” didn’t get through?

Overslept this morning, which is why everything is running so far behind. But I needed it – I think I caught a bit of a cold from one of the badly behaved sticky children on the train. Ick.

I had a good morning’s work on Earth Bride. Niki has no idea as to The Poet’s real identity, but he certainly helped her, in this scene, sort out her muddled emotions. Niki’s fun to write because she’s so different from previous protags I’ve written, and different from protags I’ve encountered in other stories.

I’d hoped to break 12.5K on Hex Breaker yesterday, but I was so darned tired I couldn’t coherently string words together. So I’m going to do some more work on it now, and then, yes, this afternoon, I’m tackling the holiday cards!

As a friend says, “Hey, if they arrive by Valentine’s Day, it’s a good year.”


Earth Bride – 109,763 words out of est. 120,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter

109 / 120

Devon’s Bookstore:

5 in 10: Create 5 Short Stories in Ten Weeks
by Devon Ellington. This ebooklet takes you from inspiration to writing to revision to marketing. By the end of ten weeks, you will have either 5 short stories or a good chunk of a novella complete. And it’s only 50 cents, USD. Here.

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 17, 2007 at 11:39 am  Comments (5)  


  1. Sorry you’re not feeling well.

    And yeah, what is it with that show? You quit. End of story.

    I’m taking a break from baking since I just burnt the chocolate for the turtles I was making. And yep, last blocks of chocolate. So now what am I going to do with a half-dozen unwrapped caramels? Use the box of chocolate that I bought the other day? I would, but when I looked at it I discovered that I’d bought unsweetened instead of semi-sweet! Oh well.

    I have to do ecards this year and I’m even late on putting those out.

  2. I love, love, love homemade bread. My mom used to make it all the time when I was growing up and one of my favorite memories is of sitting in the kitchen in front of an open stove with a piece of warm cinnamon bread – we would put butter, cinnamon, and sugar on a piece of homemade bread, pop it in the oven for a few minutes, and have it for breakfast. SOOO good.

    I think I’m trying to get a cold and I’m not happy about it.

  3. The show…they’re pretending they didn’t hear you! Hope you feel better! d:)

  4. You quit means you quit, what part of that is so hard for them to understand?
    As for running behind, sometimes that’s the way we get the rest we really need.
    Baking bread, I adore that smell. *g*

    Have a good day and don’t stess over the cards.

  5. Sounds like you needed rest and I’m glad you got some. 🙂

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