Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008
Waning moon
Saturn Retrograde
Rainy and cool

Somewhere in the chaos, I’ve lost my house keys. Yes, I realize the psychological implications of that, in the current landlord/tenant chaos. But I’m not usually a person who misplaces keys. Thank goodness the car keys, the job keys, and the new storage unit key aren’t on that ring. Or I’d be more screwed than I am now. I’m using the spare set, but still . . .I need the regular keys, eventually. Psychologically, it makes perfect sense, to lose the keys to this place. I mean, come on: This Freudian slip reaches all the way to my ankles!

Got out of work early in CT; got another carload of stuff to storage. Everything aches and I’m exhausted.

I’d cry, but I’m too tired.

The sad truth is that there won’t be any break from the stress and the things I have to deal with until I move. And right now, my hands are tied regarding moving, because when I try to gear up, another building hassle comes that has to be handled in the short term, so it’s a downward spiral that I haven’t been able to break out of it. I will, but it’s taking longer and the price is much higher, in every sense of the word, than I would like.

I did get to finish my friend’s manuscript, type up the notes and send them to him, which was good. I enjoyed it very much — he handles some very difficult material, and handles it well. I was honored to be one of his Trusted Readers.

I did another draft of the sci-fi horror western. This one comes in at 15,094 words, so I only have a bit more to cut. And I’m happy with it. Now, it feels good.

I have to polish and send the assignment for Confidential Job #1, do another draft of the sci-fi horror western, do more work on the essay and on the fairy tale (both due in the next few days. And get two more carloads of stuff into storage.

So I better get moving. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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 March 28, 2008 at 6:52 am  Comments (5)  


  1. I hope those house keys pop up soon. I’m sending good thoughts your way for getting out of chaos soon, too.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Ask Saint Anthony to help you find them. He’s rarely let me down. I hope you find them.


  3. I hope you find your keys soon. Maybe the cats took them? I also hope the stress from the building crud gives way. You’re going to wear yourself down. Please take care of yourself. Hugs.

  4. Lost keys….mega frustrating.

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  5. Aw, bless you. I hope you find your keys in a very safe place! (Kind of like finding your glasses on your head or something!)

    I hope you have a good weekend!

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