Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday, April 20. 2008
Full Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Foggy and cool

Got a carload of stuff back from storage yesterday – mostly my cookbooks. Amazing how insecure I feel without the shelves of cookbooks. 80% of the time I cook making it up as I go along, but I like having them THERE.

Re-packed enough stuff to take another carload back to storage.

Wrote another 2600 words on the screenplay adaptation. Now, beginning the next chapter, I’m really opening out – spending time with characters that couldn’t get that kind of attention in the screenplay, because I had to keep a tight focus. I like this. I can explore the relationships in more detail and go down secondary roads for which there wasn’t room in the screenplay. There are several plot lines that interweave in this, and now I can fully explore each one and make a tapestry rather than just the linear piece it needed to be in the screenplay, with the focus just on Sam, Zenda, and Sam’s team. I can really take time with the other two teams and the challenges they face in their missions, too, even though it all circles back eventually and is intertwined.

Also did some work on Yuri’s Tale, rewriting some of it, because I realized I had to set up something in that first confrontation that would be important later on. Not exactly sure where I’m going from here, but the characters will lead me forward.

My grandmother had another fall and is in the hospital. It makes more sense for me to go up there when she’s out of the hospital and I can take care of her, than for me to be hanging around up there when she’s under full care. But I’m worried. I think I’ll go up between the Derby and the Preakness – that seems to make the most sense.

Not much to say today – I’m having computer problems – again – system errors, blue screens of death, the CHKDSK setting itself off a few times – so I’m backing stuff up and backing stuff up and backing stuff up. I CANNOT afford a system failure right now. Not financially OR emotionally.

Hey, Brandy, this IS me taking it easy! 😉


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 April 20, 2008 at 9:31 am  Comments (4)  


  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she gets better soon.

  2. Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

  3. Allright Ms. Devon. We need to talk about taking it EASI-ER. *G* I am sorry to hear of your Grandmother and will say a prayer for her, and you. Hugs on the computer problems and remember, deep breaths. HUGS.

  4. I hope Gramma is feeling better, Devon. It’s so frustrating to be far away when they’re hurting.

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