Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Year of the Ox
Sunny and milder

I forgot to mention, earlier this week, that we’re getting into Chinese New Year, and that it’s Year of the Ox! Happy New Year! I could use a little oxen strength right about now.

Pitched for four jobs yesterday, caught up on a lot of business stuff, spent a good portion of the day trying not to get annoyed by the renovations they’re doing in other apartments in this section. Because you all know by now how I react to repetitive noise. “Not well” is an understatement. However, between the yoga and the MP3 player, I’m getting by.

I think I want to do some more work on ELUSIVE PRAYERS, not just the tweak at the end. I think I can take it farther, make it much more than it is. What I want to do is refrain from taking too much focus from Brother Joseph. I need to go back and re-read some of the WIDOW’S CHAMBER episodes to recapture some of his raffishness. He’s much more focused and more pious in this story, and I’m not sure it serves him well.

I found an interesting market for some of my work, but their guidelines contradict themselves. I sent them an email pointing it out and asking which I should follow – which could knock me out of contention should I submit, for the mere audacity of questioning, but if that’s the case, we shouldn’t be working together, right? Better to know now than later.

Start putting together your wrap-up for the January GDRS and putting together your list for February, then come visit over the weekend on the site.

I’m actually pretty happy with what I got done on my list.

The weather was dreadful, so I just stayed tucked in at home, getting things done. Today’s weather is a bit better, so I will venture out to do a thing or two.

Read Edward Marston’s THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE yesterday, a mystery set in London during the reconstruction after the Great Fire. I enjoyed it, it was interesting, the historical detail was good, but I kept getting ahead of it.

Got to put a polish on the work for Confidential Job #1, and then it’s back to the page. I had a really good morning’s work on the Billy Root story. I’m getting into the flow of it again, and figuring out how to tie the two separate sections together.


Billy Root story (Jain Lazarus Adventures) – 12,939 words out of est. 60,000

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
12 / 60
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  1. I enjoy reading your posts. I’m going to add you to my blog roll.

  2. Devon, what you manage to accomplish as a writer in one day is amazing. I woke up this morning desperately wishing that two more hours be added to each day just so I can catch up.

  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by TG –it’s all a pretty exciting process, since this is my debut novel. My fear is we’ll miss something and an error will make it through – and I have to just tell myself not to be obsessed about that – it happens – erk…!

    And I agree with you about “would they be the right ones to work with” if they get in a tizzy over a question or two!

  4. It sounds like you got a ton done! Sometimes, when you don’t have to go anywhere, the bad weather is nice because it keeps you focused at home.

  5. Wow, what a productive day! You must have a rock solid schedule! Way to go! 😉

  6. Sorry to hear the noise is bothering you a bit, but you don’t let it get in your way! Sounds as though you have accomplished a lot! I hope your day continues on track.

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