Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

I love this cooler, saner weather. I’m so much more productive!

The amount of legal paperwork to file against the rat bastards who own the building is enormous. But, yet again, yesterday, they said they’d turn off the water for two hours, and it was off for six and a half. Every fucking week, we have no water for at least a day or two; sometimes they tell us, sometimes they don’t. They always, always lie about how long it will be off. Time to get the Health Department involved as well as the state. Yes, everyone is aware how illegal it is. No one cares, no one stops them – all consequences are just that, consequences, not prevention.

Plus, they’ve moved their “workshop” into the apartment next door, as a harassment technique, so that there is the sound, noise and dust all day from sawing, hammering, etc.

Not that ANY of the work can be seen in the partially finished hallways.

Errands were successful. At least one of the incompetents was handled with pleasantries, so that wasn’t as tough as it might have. The other, however, needed to be dealt with harshly. Such is life.

Not a very productive writing afternoon, but I managed to finish Chapter 19 in the evening, and I’m working on Chapter 20 this morning. Chapter 20 is the climactic point of the whole book. I think I won’t be able to stop at Chapter 21, it’s more likely to be Chapter 22. That will make OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK approximately twice as long as HEX BREAKER.

Truncated writing day because I have two shows. Let’s hope I can stay focused, so that I can finally finish this piece tomorrow and not need a cooling down day between shows and focused writing. Maybe then, I can get it out this weekend – three weeks late. Oh, well.

Finished re-reading Joyce Carol Oates’s JOURNAL. It’s very inspiring, and I hope the next volume, covering the next decade, comes out soon. Her consistent work ethic, output, wide range, and talent are astonishing.

Back to the page until I have to dash for the train . . .


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. That is just WRONG, Dev. OUTRAGE comes to mind. I always feel bad for you when you have to deal with these awful wastes of skin. May LOADS of bad Karma come their way!

    This weather IS great, isn’t it? Have a safe and good day!

  2. The weather is nice here, too. I have a hard time understanding how the building people can get away with everything they’re doing. And yet, I know there are people like that out there. I am so sorry you are having to deal with all that.
    I hope you have a pleasant day and good thoughts.

  3. Nice blog! Keep up the good work.

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