Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

For all of you struggling writers wondering why you aren’t getting published, read Anne Wayman’s great article here.

The bulk of the unpublished who come to me for advice like the idea of writing more than the actual writing, and aren’t willing to do what it takes to get AND REMAIN published.

And Anne is much nicer in the way she communicates it than I am! 😉

If you didn’t click the link to my favorite Super Bowl commercial ever, the Herding Cats commercial, scroll down to the post below this one and click the link. It still makes me laugh so hard I nearly fall off the chair.

I might actually enjoy the Super Bowl more tomorrow because I have no emotional investment in either team.

Come on over to the Goals, Dreams, and Resolutions site. We’re going to wrap up January today and put up our February lists tomorrow. And I talk about my January reading over on A Biblio Paradise.

I pitched a few jobs, responded to a positive response on one of my earlier pitches, and wrote the first draft of a ten minute play for a contest. It’s ten minutes, the theme intrigued me, and I got the first draft out in one fell swoop. I need to come up with a good punch line for the last line, tighten it a bit, and out it goes. I already talked to the company who put up the ad – they’re legit, and they’re eager to read it. You’ve always got to do your research with the Craigslist ads!

I’m sure it’s, um, different, from the other entries. Let’s just hope it’s along the lines of what this company wants.

Ryan, I feel your pain on the treadmill. I’m not much of a runner or jogger. But when I do, I prefer outside – if I’m going to work that hard, I want to end up somewhere else when I’m done!

Got a tiny bit of work done on The Lucy Gothic, but not much. That’s fine, because when I’m doing the site work the rest of the month, I’ll be dragging it along with me. Since the first draft is handwritten, I can work on it anywhere.

Worked on CHANNELLING JIM MORRISON, FEMME FATALE, and two of the three men’s monologues.

Didn’t get much work done on the Billy Root story. Jain had an aha! moment that I had to go back in and add in Chapter Five, but I need to think through her conversation with Natalie in Chapter Six further before I can write it. And Billy just gets more endearing by the page.


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  1. Haha…I remember that commercial now. Hilarious!

    I might watch the Super Bowl this year just for the commercials…

  2. I’m not going to lie–I prefer the commercials to the game itself sometimes!!


    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I haven’t watched the Superbowl in years. And even then, I only watched the commercials 🙂
    Maybe I’ll catch up on some revising or reading during the three hour spot!

  4. I don’t watch the Superbowl and luckily married a guy who doesn’t give a fig about it either. *G*

    I hope your day went well.

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