Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008
Waxing Moon
Mars Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

So where’s this huge storm they talked about? There’s been barely a dusting of snow around here!

I did some work yesterday morning, got everything ready to leave, and headed for the demon bus in the early afternoon. It actually worked, and was mostly a pleasant ride. I put on my headphones and listened to my music, while doing the work for Confidential Job #1. It was beautifully rendered, but heartbreaking, and will be difficult to write up. We got to the city, I hauled my luggage uphill back to Grand Central – people don’t realize that Manhattan is not flat, and there’s quite a rise from 33rd – 36th Streets. Got on the train, and I was home a little after 6:30. It takes me almost as long to get between here and Manhattan as it does between Manhattan and Philly.

Played with the cats, who were very glad to see me and had to tell me EVERYTHING that happened while I was gone. Did a whole lot of nothing at night; didn’t even unpack.

And that’s what I’m doing today. A whole lot of nothing. I’ve given myself the day off. Other than a trip to the bank and writing up the material that’s due today for Confidential Job #1, I am going to do exactly as I please. If I feel like writing, I will; if I don’t, I won’t. There’s plenty of reading that needs my attention – I’m partially through Class Dis-mythed, and I started Sharon Shinn’s Mystic and Rider, which is enthralling from page 1. I’ve got another manuscript to critique, and the next batch of material for Confidential Job #2. I’ve got plenty of writing to do – and I completely forgot that I have to work on the time travel novella. And there’s editing and all the rest. And a book of essays written by archaeologists in the field that I thought would be good background material for the next two Gwen/Justin books, since, instead of traveling with them in a chase, we’re actually out in the field with them. I also had a very odd dream that felt unusually real the other night. I think it will make a good basis for a story, eventually, but I have to figure it out. It wasn’t bad or frightening or anything . . .it was just odd.

But right now, there’s too much information roiling around in my head, and I have to give it time to sort itself out. If I try to force it, it will get more muddled. If I let it unravel itself slowly through some quiet time, I’ll be ready to get back to the page more quickly, and I’ll be more productive once I get there.

Devon

Published in: on January 14, 2008 at 8:48 am  Comments (9)  

9 Comments

  1. The storm is in northwestern CT, Devon. My son called this morning – tons of snow and it was still coming down.

    I want just a little of that. We haven’t seen but a few flakes here and there. Ugh!

  2. Enjoy your day off, Devon. I hope the storm passes you by.

  3. You’re taking a day OFF? Can I hop on a plane and come feel your forehead? 😉

    GOOD FOR YOU. I say, all work and no play…you know the rest. Have a great day off! Hopefully the storm will pass you by. 🙂

  4. Welcome home!

    And good on ya for taking a day off. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more 🙂

  5. LOL at Lara’s comment! But I’m glad you’re having a break from all your usual hubbub. And I love your cats keeping you up to date on all their news.

  6. I don’t blame you a bit for taking the day off. You deserve it!

  7. Tell me about severe weather warnings that don’t make it. They’ve been forecasting snow here for a fortnight and it’s been like spring, aside from a few bitterly cold days. Still, better for them to issue the warnings and be wrong than not issue them and be wrong.

    I hope you had a lovely day off.

  8. Good for you for taking the day off. Everyone needs it to recoup.

  9. YAY! You’re taking a day off! I hope you enjoy your day and I am glad and relieved to “hear” that you arrived home safely.


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