Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

I know I put in a full day’s work yesterday; don’t seem to have much to show for it. Got caught up in piddly admin crap. Necessary, but I hate it.

Brandy brought up a very good point in my “public brainstorming” yesterday: What’s the point in having a holiday-themed story during an historical time period where the holiday wasn’t important?

Um, there isn’t. It’s called not thinking it all the way through. Extremely Clever Lit Fic writers could probably make it work, but I can’t. So that knocks characters from both CUTTHROAT CHARLOTTE and THE WIDOW’S CHAMBER out of contention.

I did manage to rough out a piece that, if I could knock it out, could be a new stretch AND go out by the end of the year, but I have to see how it fits in with everything else.

I have two articles to finish today before I leave for the show. Plus, I’d like to get some work done on ANGEL HUNT. I got SOME work done on it yesterday, but not enough to really make an impact.

I feel out of sorts today, that’s all. Not mad or upset or whatever, just out of sorts and restless.

Back to the page.


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. I would like to see Jaid in a holiday-themed story since that’s the only story of yours that I’ve read.

  2. I know what you mean about out of sorts.. 🙂

  3. I’ve been feeling out of sorts for weeks. Perhaps it’s Piscean biorhythms or something. Hope the show’s going well.

  4. I am restless, too! Do you think it’s because the Holidays are looming???

  5. I understand being restless. I hope your day goes as you wish and that you are able to find a bit of peace.

  6. Out of sorts and restless – I’ve had those days. Is that when you go do some yoga? I find something to do around the house requiring low mental effort so my brain can have time to clear.

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