Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Snowing and cold

It’s really coming down this morning! It’s very pretty, but I’d rather stay home than have to go in to the city to work. I won’t know for sure what my schedule is until about 11 AM. The snowflakes are fat and fluffy. The cats sit in the window watching, fascinated.

I did a big grocery shopping trip yesterday, all stocked up, thank goodness. I dealt with some business stuff, did some work on the DIXIE DUST RUMORS marketing plan, tried and failed to do some work on The Lucy Gothic, and did a little bit of work on THE MATILDA MURDERS. I also got an idea for a romantic comedy – I jotted down a rough outline for the first third of the book, which unfolded in my head intact, and it will have to take its turn in the queue.

If I don’t get called in to the show’s final day today, I will do some more work on The Lucy Gothic and hopefully really focus on THE MATILDA MURDERS. I hope I have a breakthrough on the latter soon – there’s some stuff that’s still not working, I’m on a tight deadline for it, and I just need to figure it out.

I fleshed out the new first chapter of the Billy Root story a bit this morning – now I have to figure out if I’m going to alternate chapter POVS, or do chunks of chapters. Although the first chapter is Jain’s and the second is Billy’s, I think I’ll have chunks of Billy chapters with only the occasional Jain chapter so we know what she’s up to while Billy is involved in his stuff, and then bring them together in the section set at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We’ll see, it’s a first draft, that’s why it exists – so I can get the story out and then rearrange it later.

I won’t blog tomorrow – I have to be up around 4:30 in the morning to get into the city for an 8 AM load-out call at the theatre, and I don’t know when I’ll be home.

I’ll probably blog again on Tuesday – which will be, at least for me, a very happy Inauguration Day, when Intelligence and Integrity return to the White House.


Billy Root story – 9,454 words out of est. 60,000

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9 / 60
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  1. It amazes me how you keep all the projects you have going straight. *g* I hope wherever your day leads you, you stay safe! Have a good day.

  2. I envy you your snow, Devon. We had a nice dusting, but I’m longing to be snowed in – just once – this season. Crazy, but when you move away from snow, you really miss it.

    See you on Tuesday – a very good day for all of us. :))

  3. Nice… all stocked with groceries, and now you can just stay in, write, and avoid the cold!!! DC is snarled with BOTH snow and inauguration traffic. QUITE a place to be right now… : ) Take care, Devon!

  4. I’ve been having a similar POV argument with myself as I work on ” Lamentation of Swans”. I like the idea of alternating chapters (or chapter chunks), and I think it’s workable, but I worry about the tracking. d:)

  5. Snow? Sigh.

    At least you’re all stocked up and can get some work done.

    See you Tuesday.

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