Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and warm

OLD FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK is killing me. Every time I think I have the end in sight, it moves farther away. I’m keeping my head down and pushing forward, but really – I nearly wrote myself into a corner yesterday, but I managed to rescue myself in time. Keep your fingers crossed that I can just keep going. I shouldn’t be frustrated – I wrote nearly 5,000 words yesterday. But I am, because I feel as though I’m not reaching the end.

Outlined another novel, a very dark one, nothing to do with this series, about emotional destruction. Should be interesting to write.

Other scenes keep popping into my head, but I don’t know where they belong.

I write myself out on OFDW, work on something else for a bit, go back, write myself out . . .it goes on and on and on, and eventually, I’ll be done.

That’s it. Nothing exciting. Just writing.

Which is as it should be.

I left Wyatt with a gun pressed against his skull. Better go get him out of that one.


Devon’s Bookstore:

Hex Breaker
by Devon Ellington. A Jain Lazarus Adventure. Hex Breaker Jain Lazarus joins the crew of a cursed film, hoping to put to rest what was stirred up before more people die and the film is lost. Tough, practical Detective Wyatt East becomes her unlikely ally and lover on an adventure fighting zombies, ceremonial magicians, the town wife-beater, the messenger of the gods, and their own pasts.
$4.00 ebook/ $6.00 on CD from Firedrakes Weyr Publishing.
Visit the site for the Jain Lazarus adventures.

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 August 23, 2008 at 6:07 am  Comments (7)  


  1. I’m beginning to have the same feeling about “Loose Daddy” and I’ve already finished it once so I’m really in trouble! d:)

  2. I’ve been enjoying reading back on your blog. I really like reading about other writer’s processes.


  3. 5000 words? I’m a 2000-word-a-day person, so 5000 would make me fireworks-celebration-happy. Your dark storyline sounds intriguing.

  4. So do we want Wyatt to get out of it, or will the gun go off? Or maybe the gun goes off, but he still gets out of it?
    And 5000 words rocks!

  5. I did 5000 words, ONCE. That’s it. And I was completely mentally exhausted after that. I need to creatively “limber up!” You certainly have more endurance in that arena! Good on you!

    Have fun saving Wyatt!

  6. Whoo. Take a deep breath. I hope your mood, and the work, improves. Wishing you peace and sending good thoughts.

  7. 5000 words in one day is awesome! You go! Like Julia, I’m happy with 2K words a day.

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