Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Hot and humid

Day work was fine yesterday. The building was quiet, which always helps. There was a lot of dry cleaning to haul up four flights of stairs and sort out, and haul some of back to the basement, but it was fine.

I went over to the restaurant where the party will be held for the launch of HEX BREAKER to order the h’ors d’oeuvres and take care of the last minute details. I’m having anxiety because I should have SOMETHING to give away, some sort of promotional whatever, but since the cover art was just approved, it’s too late to order anything without huge rush charges. I was thinking of getting some nice cardstock and printing the excerpt on it and giving that out, but I don’t know. I have to think, and I’m really feeling too tired to think.

It was odd not to be on the show last night. At a few minutes past eight, the soundtrack began running in my head. So I was hearing the show inside my skull (guess there’s a lot of room in there), but not doing the cues. Very odd.

Today, I have to deal with some practicalities – like paying the bills I’ve ignored for three weeks – and then get back into the writing. I need to write at least three of the eight articles due by the end of the week. Laundry would also be a good thing to deal with.

I also have to get back to the revisions on REAL and back to work on OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK and the other dangling projects.

Lots to do – better get moving.


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 29, 2008 at 8:13 am  Comments (9)  


  1. When I launched the serials, I printed these postcard things. I did the cover hard and then the blurb and purchase information, as well as my website. I used the Avery product. It worked well and it was fairly inexpensive to print up and hand out. 🙂

  2. That should have said cover ART… sheesh I’m getting senile…

  3. The postcards are a good idea. Could you get something small, like sugared almonds bunched in gauze or organic chocolate or baby bottles of wine? Is there time to get something like pens done? Does it have to have artwork all over it or can it have just the words/title/your name? The party sounds very exciting. Good luck with that.

  4. You’ve got a lot on your plate–hugs!

    Your party will be a blast. I can already tell!

  5. Best wishes on the launch party and the success of Hex Breaker.

  6. I like the post card idea, too.

    Glad to see that things are still in full-spin for you and your creative life.

    take care!

    Sylvia C.

  7. A launch party! I’m excited for you! d:)

  8. The card sounds like a good idea. You could use the same font, with the tagline and a small excerpt.
    Don’t worry about everything so much that the excitement fizzles!
    I hope your day goes smoothly.

  9. A quiet building is a good building. 🙂

    Thanks for all the wonderful support you’ve shown me in the recent loss of my beloved Charlie. I really appreciate it. 🙂

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