Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Cloudy, hot, humid


The poor lost cat screams all night, but I can’t yet catch it. Poor little thing. It’s heartbreaking.

The drive to Maine was arduous. We were stuck in traffic near Hartford for two and a half hours. There was a multi-vehicle accident that shut down I-91 COMPLETELY, so they had to detour all the rush hour traffic – several cars, trucks, and a tractor trailer were, literally, in pieces all over the road. There had to be fatalities.

Maine was difficult. My grandmother’s in bad shape; but she’s in a good facility. Everyone is very kind and she does as well as can be expected under constant care. But it’s still difficult.

I did some more wrestling with the storage units. Fortunately, it will all be resolved somehow by the end of next weekend. I’m getting a little tired of hauling all this crap around. Then I’ll have to start sorting and tossing, but first, I have to get it consolidated. Yes, I know it would make more sense the other way around, but the unit has to be empty by the end of next week, and I need more time than that to sort.

At least I’ve retrieved my wok. I missed it.

I wish I had something exciting to say; I have an article due today, so I have to get to work on completing that. I’m working on HOSTAGE, and struggling with it. The revisions still aren’t complete on the plays. And I have a show tonight.

I’m simply weary, and that’s why I can’t get much done. Early drafts come from emotion and character, with structure layered in during revisions. And, emotionally, I’m just tapped out right now. Also, it’s been hot and humid, and I don’t do well in those conditions. I’m a snow and ice girl, not a tropical one.

So, back to the page. I don’t have the luxury of only writing when I feel like it or when there’s “time”.


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. Oof. I hate sitting in traffic. It makes you more tired than driving. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I will be keeping her and you in my thoughts. Hope you can get some rest soon.

  2. Your grandmother is in my thoughts. Good luck with your writing today. I’m with you on the snow and ice kind of gal.

    I hope you have a good Monday.

  3. Hugs!!! Your grandmother’s in my prayers.

  4. Heat and humidity suck the life out of you. I hear you on that one. You need a long nap. I believe they do wonders!

    I hope you’re able to focus on the tasks at hand. Don’t wear yourself out!

  5. The cat could be feral and in heat. My female used to make noises like she was in agony when all she really wanted was a little lovin’…. ;))

    Glad you’re seeing your Gramma a lot, Devon. Hugs to you. What a difficult time of transition for you all.

  6. Aw, Devon. Hugs on everything. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get some rest.

  7. Sending lots of love and hugs, Devon. You and your grandmother are in my thoughts. It’s a heartbreaking time.

  8. I’m so sorry about your grandmother. Lots of {{{{Hugs}}}}. And sitting in traffic at any time is a pain in the patoot, but when it’s hot and humid and you’re facing an emotional task anyway, it’s even worse.

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