Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Hot and sticky

I’m in a weird kind of disconnect right now, and I don’t like it. I don’t really feel a part of the show anymore, because I’m not there and I’m not sharing the daily experiences, and I feel rather adrift; and I don’t feel fully back in my writing life.

Get over it, right? Life goes on.

A lot of the day was taken up with party arrangements. I decided to stop stressing about promotional giveaway items – unless I can run them off myself here at home, I cannot get anything done by Friday. So I’ll concentrate on the food and the company.

I went to Party City, which was just depressing. If I wanted to decorate as tacky tiki, no problem. But pulp retro goth? Nothing. I went to Michael’s, though, thanks to Lara’s suggestion, and they had some really cool stuff out already for Halloween – some of which is right within the theme of HEX BREAKER. I picked up a few things to toss around on the table that are fun, the food and drink will be elegant, the company will be good, and we’re done. Other than worrying about what to wear, it’s time to get over myself and concentrate on other things.

Paid some bills (always painful), caught up on a lot of stuff I’d been ignoring in my various inboxes in email. Spent some time honoring the 36th anniversary of my father’s death, which was yesterday. Broke up with one of the men in my life who has become more of a liability than a support, and I just can’t have that in my life right now.

In other words, it was a busy day.

And not much writing got done, so I have to make up for it today.

Finally, had a good morning’s yoga session. That’s one of the unfortunate things that slid during the intense weeks at the show – the yoga practice did not get the attention it deserves, and I feel the results in my body. So it was good to get back to the mat this morning for a mindful practice, not one where my mind is racing trying to solve show issues.

Got an email this morning from another colleague, whose mother passed away last night. Lots of loss, lots of transition in this cycle. Lots of emotion.


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. Your party will be FABULOUS, of that I have no doubt! It sounds like you had a day of ups and downs, but good for you on getting a Yoga session in. Hopefully it balanced everything.

    And yes, bills are always “not fun” to pay. It’s the end of the month, and I’m paying them too…

  2. Your party sounds like so much fun. I wish I could come! 🙂

    I hate paying bills, too.

    Glad you got some yoga in. Sounds like you needed it.

  3. Your book party launch will be a success.

    Everything balances out in the end. It will happen.

    Will Hex Breaker be available in print?

  4. Everything will work out. The party sounds like it’s set, so that’s one worry gone. As for bills, I handle all those and they are never fun. Sending good thoughs for a good day. Hugs.

  5. *hugs* sweetie.

    Your party sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun!

  6. Boy, do I understand the disconnected feeling. I get that sometimes too. The good thing is, it does go away.

    I’m so excited for you about the book and the party! I’m sure it will be wonderful and I can’t wait to read the book!

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