Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy and cool

So the scumbags in the building shut off our water yesterday. No notice, nothing. Just, at 10 AM – no water. Not acceptable. I called to complain, and was told, “well, I don’t know what it is, but maybe it’s an emergency repair.” Guess what, dumb ass? You still have to post signs IMMEDIATELY. And it wasn’t an emergency repair. The unsupervised construction guys who don’t know what they’re doing messed up something. I found out that’s exactly what happened – they weren’t paying attention when they worked on a wall and cut through a water pipe. How much do you bet if I hadn’t pitched a fit, we would have been without water all day?

Not to mention the fact that it’s raining and in the 40s, but they don’t give us heat – although by law, they are required so to do until the 15th of MAY.


Didn’t get much writing done, because I was dealing with all this building crap. Again.

Got a few submissions out. I have to find a second way of tracking manuscripts. The Submission Log is great for keeping track of what’s out there, but I need to go back to a card file with each title on a card and the submission history of that title. Because trying to track through multiple years (which happens, when pieces are held for 4-6 months) is driving me nuts.

Pitched for a few jobs. The job boards really are posting to the lowest common amateur lately. Very frustrating.

Finished Dark Moon Defender. Still don’t feel that Ellynor is good enough for Justin. But I have to trust in the author’s overall vision of the series. And now I have to wait until September for Cammon’s book! Oh, well, at least I’m deeply engaged in the story and characters, right?

Spent time with my friend; we spent most of the day together, actually, in spite of everything else going on, and had a nice dinner out.

Got some work done on both the adaptation and Yuri’s Tale. Got the notes for the revision of the essay from my editor, so I’ll tackle that soon, too, and talked to an actress friend about a monologue I’m writing for her.

Short writing day today because I’ve got a show tonight, and I have to leave early enough to get there on time. I do not commute well. I have some errands to run today, too, that need to be done out here, not in the city.

My friend leaves tonight, so we’ll spend some time together today, in and around everything else that’s going on.

Not a whole lot to say – this week is about writing and the shows.


Adaptation: 22,310 words out of est. 90,000

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22 / 90

Yuri’s Tale: 6,878 words out of est. 100,000

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6 / 100

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 29, 2008 at 8:54 am  Comments (3)  


  1. Sorry to hear that the jerks that own your building are being, well, jerks. I wish something better for you would come along.
    I hope that even with all this you have a good afternoon and evening! Hugs.

  2. I hope those scumbags get their comeuppance soon.

    Oh and I got some edits done! 😉

  3. Sooner rather than later, those scumbags will get what they deserve.

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