Friday, June 6, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Rainy and humid

The Racing Ink post will be up shortly, handicapping all the races on the Belmont Stakes day card.

I have a lovely small wreath now on my door out of artificial ivy with small flowers on it, and, hanging below it, my bagua mirror. The bagua mirror I bought to replace the one that smashed thanks to all the building chaos kept falling off the new doors, which have been treated with something so that nothing sticks to them. However, by hanging it, I have it where it needs to be. And, since the building chaos is getting worse – I’m taking every precaution I can. I was really twitchy without the bagua mirror on my front door.

Good grocery shopping. I have to be careful, since food prices have shot up so much, but I love grocery shopping, so I see what’s on sale and then create menus in my head and go for it. I can’t wait to have a garden. Can you imagine having basil, tomato, and mozzarella snacks when the basil and tomato are fresh out of the garden?

Sent my response to the potential Canadian client. Ball’s in his court now, so we’ll see. It’s an intriguing project, but I want to make sure there’s a solid contract before I commit to anything. And, I might not be what they’re looking for.

The first act of SIDEKICK is almost done. I’m having a ton of fun with it. It’s a wacky little play, another interactive mystery, but this one is the most comic of the three.

My remaining editor on Confidential Job #1 asked me not to quit. I told him that I would stay put . . .for now.

Dashed into the city to pick up my check and drop off the salt water taffy I brought back from the Cape for the show. It was fun to see everyone, and a friend I haven’t seen in two years is also swinging there this summer, so it’ll be a good chance for us to catch up.

There’s more building chaos – what else is new? At least more people are getting fed up and wanting to take action.

I’ve got some errands to run, and some on-site work today, but most of the day will be spent writing and preparing for tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes day.

Good morning’s work on the adaptation. The ending is completely different from the screenplay, and now I’ve got to create a bunch of new material that wasn’t in the screenplay, because it needs to be fleshed out. I also realized I have to deal with the issue of language. I did it in EARTH BRIDE in a very specific way, but I want to deal with it differently here.

I need to pull out the old Latin textbooks, because so much of the science reading I’m doing for upcoming projects uses Latin terminology. It’s been years since I took Latin in high school, and I need to brush up.

I’ve also got a friend in from the UK, so I’ve got to find a good place in the city for us to eat brunch. A friend gave me a good suggestion yesterday – I’ll probably take it.

Gotta run – Racing Ink will be up in a few hours.


Adaptation: 47,875 words out of est. 90,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
47 / 90

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:

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  1. Have a great weekend!

  2. I wish I could have a garden. Just a little one, for tomatoes and zuchini and herbs. But the DANG DEER EAT THE VEGETABLES so I can’t. That’s what I get for not having a fence (can’t) and being in a heavily wooded subdivision.

    But yes, fresh garden produce sounds divine!

    Glad you have your mirror back where it should be. Have a great weekend!

  3. Hugs on all the building garbagae–again. Glad you got the wreath and mirror up.

    Saltwater Taffy ::mmmmmm::

    We eat out of our garden all summer and early fall. Most of the food never makes it to the table….all the tomatoes, snap peas, carrots, &c are just our version of a Summer Snack Bar.

    Hopefully we’ll get rid of winter soon so the plants can actually GROW.

  4. Hubby and my daughter planted a garden this year. I think he’s the most excited about the sweet corn. 😉

  5. 1- “basil, tomato, and mozzarella” – one of my favourites!!

    2- What’s a “Saltwater Taffy”?

    3- You’re in demand!

    4- Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  6. My tomato plant is doing well, I have 3 growing well. We also have a cayenne pepper plant, don’t ask, it’s Chris’. And we just picked up a an italian squash plant. YUM! I’d love a large garden but the kids like to actually play in the yard. *G*

    Your wreath sounds lovely! I hope you aren’t twitchy now that you have your mirror up again.

    Have an enjoyable weekend. (Sending good wishes for the Canadian Job!)

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