Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

So it’s Friday, the 13th! One of the best days on the whole calendar. Around noon, hop on over to A Biblio Paradise – by then, I’ll have posted my review of Yasmine Galenorn’s next installment of her Sisters of the Moon series, DRAGON WYTCH.

This will be a short post; things in the building are so crazy and change so fast I’ve been rewriting my letter every day and it’s still not right. Today, they plan to shut off the water for a few hours. Yes, they gave us notice, but how much do you want to bet that they “forget” to turn it back on before they wander off for the weekend? So I boiled water, filled bottles and buckets, and the bathtub, and I’m hoping for the best.

One of my editors has approached me about an intriguing project. I said yes, but won’t reveal details until things are finalized. It’s a company for whom I’ve written for a dozen years, almost unheard of in freelancing, and it’s my first opportunity to tackle this particular assignment. If it works out, I’ll be thrilled.

Most of yesterday was about SIDEKICK. In fact, I was up until nearly 2 AM working on it. I’m about to give it another pass and then send it off to my producers.

Then I need to finish and post the DRAGON WYTCH review, work on my column, and get back to the revisions on THE MATILDA MURDERS. And I have a show tonight.

Oh, and I was invited to attend a race at Lake Geneva. As in Switzerland. This weekend. If they wanted me there on Saturday, wouldn’t you think they’d have told me earlier than Thursday? If I had the ready cash and no commitments, I’d hop on a plane and do it. As it is, I’m booked on the show and I don’t have the dough for a weekender in Europe, so I’ll sent a polite note of regrets. Maybe I’ll get to do something similar some other time.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Devon

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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7 Comments

  1. Aw it’s too bad you can’t go to Switzerland, but yeah they gave you awfully short notice! Hope things in the building aren’t too bad today. Sending positive thoughts your way. Have a great weekend!

  2. Sending you good wishes on your intriguing project.

    Have a good weekend!

  3. Oh, what a shame about the Lake Geneva race. They should have given you a lot more notice.

    I hadn’t even realised it was Friday the thirteenth. Shows how with it I am. :o)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Man, I can’t imagine making a trip to Switzerland on that short of notice. Must be nice for those who can do it. 🙂

  5. Bummer on Switzerland–another time! 🙂

    I have always viewed Friday the 13th as lucky. And I’m stickin’ to it!

    Hope you get your water turned back on as soon as they’re done–that is just WRONG if they don’t!

    Have a happy weekend! GO SEE KUNG FU PANDA!!! With a friend! Your mom! Anyone!

    😀

  6. Today is a good day? I’ve broken a cup and spilled a drink already. *G*
    The mystery project sounds interesting. Best of luck with it!

    I hope you aren’t without water for the weekend, that sounds wrong on so many levels. I hope they can be fined HEAVILY if they do so.

    Have a great day!

  7. Talk about short notice! You could have taken in some footie while you were there 😉


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