Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

The weather finally broke, and it’s not as hot and disgusting as usual.

My editor accepted the tweaks I made in the edits, and the book goes to press this weekend for its release date of August 1. I’m nervous. I want people to like it, and I want the book to find its audience, so that the series can grow.

I wasn’t particularly productive yesterday, although I got in some work on REAL. It amazes me that I wrote the piece about a year and a half, two years ago, and some of the work-related things I fictionalized have come to pass since I wrote it.

I’m exhausted. And I’ll be tired for awhile. The past few weeks at the show have been challenging, with all the transitions, and there are more this weekend, at least for me, which includes saying goodbye to the actor on the show with whom I’ve worked the most closely. The leaving part is always hard, even when all of you go on to good things.

But I haven’t gotten enough writing done in the past weeks, with all this other stuff going on, and I need to get back on track. These books won’t write themselves. If it’s not written, it can’t go out into the world.

I’m working onsite in CT most of the day, then doing the show, then going back out to CT and going in to do two shows tomorrow – doubt I’ll blog again until Sunday or Monday. I plan on giving myself Sunday as an actual day off.

And then, the big push for the HEX BREAKER release begins.


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 July 25, 2008 at 7:28 am  Comments (7)  


  1. I’m glad everything is put to bed with HEX BREAKER! I bet you’re relieved the process is done–but I can also bet you’re anxious!

    Have a restful, productive weekend!

  2. I’m glad things are on track with Hex Breaker.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. WOOHOO! I’m glad you’re going to press! How exciting. I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  4. Of course you’re exhausted, Devon – look at the emotional release you gained turning in that proof and having the changes accepted! Amen.

    Congratulations on reaching another milestone. I’m pleased as punch for you. :)))

  5. How exciting about your book going to press! Very cool.

  6. Yay! Hex Breaker will be released soon! Glad to hear you’re taking Sunday off, you need it and deserve it. Have a good weekend!

  7. Really looking forward to Hex Breaker coming out!

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