Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Cloudy and humid

Part 7 of my interview runs at The Creative Heartbeat Collective. I know you’re getting sick of it, but this is the last week, so drop by and leave a comment.

I am back in NY. The trip wasn’t too bad yesterday; some annoying people, but the bus ride was smooth, and I managed to work out a glitch that was bothering me in OLD FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK. I’d envisioned a sequence, but in its original version, either Ty or Solange or Xeoth would show up as almost a deus ex machine, and I’d much rather than Wyatt and Jain got themselves out of the situation. But I couldn’t figure out how.

And then I did.

And that’s in Chapter 19, which I’ve yet to write. But I finished Chapter 18 this morning.

And I’m out of ink – again. I’m getting a little tired of this.

I wrote about seventy pages while I was in Philadelphia last week, which is pretty decent. Not as much as I should have, but decent. And I wrote eleven pages this morning. I hope to at least get started, and maybe even finish Chapter 19 when I get home tonight.

The modern gothic is tugging at me, but it will just have to wait. Everything will have to wait until I get OLD FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK to the publisher. I’ve had to edit as I write, a process I hate, but it’s my own damned fault for being so far behind.

I’m going to outline Book 3 in a whole lot more detail so I don’t get myself into this mess next time around.

Off to the theatre for some work, and then it’s back to the page. No time for tired right now.

And, of course, building management is doing everything they can to torture even more. They are determined to drive us out. I am so frustrated, between building management and the fact that they’re draining our power so the fucking computer can’t run properly.


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:

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  1. You wrote, you stuck with it and wrote 70 pages. That’s better than none. As for the Building situation, I’m sorry you’re still having to deal with all that. I can’t offer advice to any of it, but…. I’m thinking of you and sending mental hugs.

  2. You are managing a pretty high volume of writing. I hope that the story has come together for you.

  3. That’s some serious writing you got done! And sending lots of power your way for the computer!

  4. Wow.. Congrats on finishing so much writing that your pen ran out of ink. Great stuff. 🙂

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