Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Raining and cold

Next year, I’m putting “taking down the decorations” on my GDR To-Do list, so I get to cross it off when I’m done. I should get a prize, or at least combat pay. My goodness me!

Hop on over to the SDR Blog to see my tough-love stance on New Year’s Resolutions, especially in relation to writing, “Resolutions Are Not For Wimps”.

U-Haul is making my life hell. Again. Since I’m contemplating legal action, that’s all I’m going to say.

Slow day on the Billy Root story. I’ve hit the point where I need to stop and figure out a few things before I can write any more. One of the main themes of this book is how Billy’s emotional age catches up to his chronological age over the course of the story. So, I’ll do that today, along with (against my better judgment) providing a test piece for a potential job – with a clause included that I retain copyright until paid for the content, and if I’m not paid, they cannot use said content.

Then, it’s off to take care of some more business stuff, search the job boards, and buckle down to the rewrite of THE MATILDA MURDERS, which is due – well, I have to look it up, but I know it’s in the next couple of weeks.

They said we’d have a bad snow/ice storm today; so far it’s rain, and I hope that’s the way it stays.

That’s the latest. Not much to report.


Billy Root story – 6,402 words out of est. 60,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
6 / 60
Published in: on January 7, 2009 at 8:47 am  Comments (7)  
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  1. Sorry about U-haul. I hope you get things resolved.

    Rainy days are great to stay in and write!

  2. Don’t EVEN get me started on U-Haul. They are the most mismanaged franchise on the planet (right before Verizon). I called two weeks in advance and reserved a truck. I might as well have saved my breath because the promised call “when a truck becomes available” (that came right after I called the local U-Haul only to find out there was no truck) never came. I marched down to the local office at 4:30 that day (they closed at 5) and demanded a truck or none of us were leaving. They gave me a van, then tacked on numerous charges that I then had to fight over later (I won). And when I walked in, the dude behind the counter slammed down the phone on someone and said, “I hate this f*cking job. I’m outta here.” GREAT customer service, don’t you think?

  3. I’ve got a U-Haul story of my own, too. GRRRR. Will never use them again.

  4. I hear you on taking down the decorations. I keep making it easier and easier for myself by organizing a bit more each year.

  5. So the Billy Root story is a coming-of-age story for 40-year-old adolescents? Maybe you should make it a nonfiction guide instead and sell it at all the bars. It would probably be a runaway best seller.

    I hope the weather holds for you.

  6. I know what you mean about magazines — they get expensive and if you write you really want to keep up with them. Here are some resources I’ve used to find inexpensive ones: (most subs $5.95) (I think that’s the url). (gives the price of magazines for many sites — very competitive pricing). Also and do a search for “magazine” different magazine bargains come up. I’ve gotten magazine subs for like $3, I am NOT kidding. Happy New Year Devon! 🙂

  7. Taking down decorations seems more laborous than putting them up. I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Too easy to give up.
    U-Haul is incompetent and cost us a transmission and the $1500 to fix it, years ago.

    I hope your day goes well! Hugs!

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