Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008
Dark Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Weary. Two shows yesterday. An actress got sick during the first act of the second show, so I had to take care of her and get the understudy on in intermission. That was a bit of a scramble. Other than that, it was pretty smooth.

Had trouble with a drunk at Grand Central. God forbid the conductors bother to open the train at a reasonable time. They just leave us standing on the platform with the rats running around us. So this drunk starts hassling me, and I wasn’t having it. I was even angrier because THREE conductors for the train on the other side of the platform just stood around and watched. They did NOTHING. Finally, a cop walking past intervened, managed to chase off the guy before someone (well, the guy) got hurt, and then reamed the three conductors for not doing anything. I was so angry I wanted to smack the conductors even more than the drunk. Metro North has the worst staff of any trains I’ve ridden anywhere in the world.

But I got home, in one piece, so ended up being fine.

I have so much to do this week to clear the decks for Nano. I’ve accepted more N3s than I meant to, but there were so many who wanted to participate, and I picked those I felt were most in alignment with my working methods and the most serious about seeing this through to the end. I’m excited to work with them, and I think I’ve set it up so none of us burn out.

I have to finish the Breeders’ Cup article this morning and get it to my editor. I completed the reading for Confidential Job #1 over the weekend, and will write it up today. Then, it’s back to everything else that’s on my plate.

Thanks for the header tips. I will try them and see what I can make work.

Back to the page.


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Hex Breaker
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5 in 10: Create 5 Short Stories in Ten Weeks
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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
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  1. Uh oh–so how many N3’s would that be??? 😉 What happened to “five?”

    You’re just too good to limit yourself to five, I bet you’re in high demand!

    I’m so glad that you’re safe. And so MAD at those boneheads who did nothing. People can really suck, sometimes. I’m sorry you had to deal with that.

    Here’s to creative clearing-the-deck energy today!

  2. Goodness! I can’t believe they just stood around and did nothing! That’s ridiculous. Glad you’re ok.

  3. Kind of scary about the drunk at Grand Central. I’m glad you’re OK and the cop finally came around.
    So excited to hear about your NaNo experience!

  4. Sorry to hear about the drunkard experience. Kind of makes me feel guilty about going away with the boys for a boozy weekend this week 😉

    I’m confused though – are you supporting NaNo this year or are you also taking part now? I can’t have missed a post surely?!

  5. Ack! Sorry to hear about the drunk situation at Grand Central. And the Conductors did nothing? Jerks! Glad a cop happened by! Stay safe and have a productive and pleasant day.

  6. Good luck with Nano! Your capacity to accomplish never ceases to amaze me. 🙂

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