Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Yesterday was primarily a business day, which mean a busy-ness day. Not bad, all necessary. And it always takes me about a day to transition back into Full Writing Groove after a few intense days on the show.

Check out my interview here, in case you didn’t see it yesterday. And visit the Firedrakes Weyr blog to see my post on Character Work.

I had a lovely conversation with my lovely producer for my play that opens in January. I’m excited. I look forward to seeing it. They’re still interested in THE MATILDA MURDERS, so I will go back and do another rewrite on that one. The producer is talking about opening it next September.

I haven’t quite figured out WHEN I’m going to do it, but it’ll get done.

Got a lot of work done on The Big Project and came up with some questions for the coordinating editor. I may need to start it before Nano, which means I’d be doing it instead of Nano, because it wouldn’t be something begun on the first day of November. (Insteado Nano?)

Ran some errands, which included getting more ink at Staples (which didn’t have any color ink, only b&w, and NO 3-hole punch paper), wine, and, well, it was supposed to be just a loaf of bread, but there was this chocolate mousse pie just sitting there all by itself looking lonely, and since I was roasting a chicken for the Equinox anyway . . .


Did some work for Confidential Job #1. It’s not due until next week, but I hope to get it done by tomorrow and out early.

I keep thinking I should be able to knock out the ghost story very quickly and then I just don’t’. So I’ll have to solve that problem in the next few days.

Preparing for my class. I want to do some tweaks in what I did last year, so the returnees get something new out of it.

Job boards didn’t have anything worthwhile on them. There was one publication listed for whom I’d like to work, but they pay so little that I really can’t afford it.

Our building is getting wired for Verizon Fios today, and I’m actually around. If they show up for this appointment (they never did for the last three), great. However, if they change their minds about where they want to run the line, I am showing them the door. I’m not getting Fios anyway, so they can just deal.

So I’m just going to sit here, working away; if they show, great; if they don’t, I’m still getting stuff done. Today’s a day I can be fine with it. If they’re no-shows, though . . .no more rescheduling.

I had a good weight training workout last night. I can feel how much progress I’ve made, strength-wise. I can also feel, this morning, while I know I worked the muscles hard, it’s not killing me, so that’s good. Cooling down with a yoga sequence after the workout helps a lot.

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. You sound busy and happy! And I am very impressed you actually roast a chicken. I usually buy them, PRE-roasted in those little plastic boxes.

    I know, I know, don’t make that face! I have done crock pot chicken before, but I always seem to overdo it. Oh well. 🙂 Have a happy day!

  2. I love when I can feel my muscles getting stronger. Nothing like results for inspiration.

    It’s still a Nano even if it’s not in November. I did one back in July because that’s when the time was right for me.

    See ya!

  3. It sounds like yesterday went much better than the previous day. You’re busy, but definitely on top of it.

    I love roasted chicken. That is one thing I do take the time to do on my own (it’s so easy, isn’t it?), unless I’m really pressed for time and near an organic market where I can get a roasted chicken whose ingredients label doesn’t sound like a chemistry experiment.

    Good for you for rescuing that chocolate mousse. No chocolate mousse should ever be left alone in a store. It’s just WRONG. It’s chocolate mousse abuse!

    I’ve got your interviews marked for reading when I get the rest of my daily work done. I always learn so much!

  4. Great news about The Matilda Murders. I’m enjoying witnessing this one unfold.

  5. I know it’s silly, but every time I roast a chicken, I manage to do it upside down. *G* It sounds as though you have everything planned out. I’m glad for you!
    I hope your day goes well!

  6. Ohh, confidential projects. I love it! And, I do admire your commitment to working out. I’d like to live long and healthily, but can only seem to gym-it in spurts! Good writing to you, Devon!

  7. You may have mentioned this in a previous post, but where will your play open in January?

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