Thursday, April 2, 2009
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Today is the Sixth Anniversary of Ink in My Coffee. I can hardly believe it. It’s quite a journey, and I thank everyone who’s joined me for a portion of it.

Part Two of my “Can You Cut it as A Freelancer?” article is up on Ye Olde Inkwell.

“Wrestling with Sentences” is up on the Scruffy Dog Review Blog.

GDR March wrap-up and April To-Do List on the GDR site.

I was cranky yesterday!

I had a good writing session in the morning — a great writing session in the morning, actually. Then, I had to run around and do errands, which was a mixed bag. Got a lot done, but wound up driving to White Plains only to find out the store was out of stock – even though I’d called to confirm it was still in stock before I left, and you can’t tell me the product sold through in 20 minutes. So, I was annoyed, and even more annoyed when I told the store manager I’d called and explained that I didn’t want to drive all that way if they were out of stock, was told it was in stock, and now they’re out of stock. Manager’s response, “Oh, but there are plenty of other things in the store you need.” Uh, no. Bait and switch REALLY pisses me off. I didn’t buy anything. The store changed managers a few months ago, and has really gone down the tubes unfortunately. So I won’t go there unless I’ve got no other choice. A shame, because they used to be really good.

Didn’t feel like doing anything in the afternoon. I snuck online for a bit. Considering I’d updated the McAfee, run it the previous night, updated the malware, run that, updated the security patch, ran that, and re-ran everything on Wednesday morning, the computer damn well better not have a problem!

Had an aha! moment later in the afternoon when it was too late to do anything about it. Isn’t that the way it always goes?

Watched the last episode of LIFE ON MARS last night. It truly surprised me. I never saw that ending coming (I suspect it was written quickly once the cancellation notice went around). I’m sad the show was cancelled –I’d grown to really like it over the past few weeks. Of course, next week, it’s replaced by yet another “quirky” police procedural. Let’s see how long that one lasts!

And I just find LOST unwatchable at this point.

I had a bizarre dream last night that I was on the phone with the actor Noah Wylie. I don’t know the guy; I’ve never worked with him; I don’t have any strong opinions aobut him one way or the other. I guess he became the “representative actor” in my dream because of all the promos for ER’s final episode tonight. And I suspect the dream means I’m not finished with the theatre yet and it’s less about the actual individual Noah Wylie than actors in general.

I had an excellent morning’s writing on what I’m calling “The Maine Book” because it’s set around York, Maine. I have to go off and do a few errands, then it’s back to work on CRAVE THE HUNT and FEMME FATALE.

Later, I’ll pack for the weekend gig.

Again, thanks so much for making this creative journey. May we have many more creative discoveries ahead of us!



  1. Woo-hoo! Congratulations on 6 years. Thank you for being such a motivatition and support. 🙂

    This Life on Mars thing. Is it the British one? Or is it the US one adapted from the British one? They knew that the British one was going to finish when it did because the bloke that played Sam Tyler, John Simm, had always said he only wanted to do so many series, so it was always only planned for 16 episodes (I think). I think it ran its course and would have been ruined had they milked it for more or with a new main character.

    The follow up, over here, in my opinion was total rubbish, and not even in comparison. It was total rubbish all by itself. (Ashes to Ashes.)

  2. Happy Anniversary to your blog!

    Hope you enjoyed your mental health relaxation day yesterday although didn’t I see you on Twitter once????

  3. Yeah! I noticed her there as well.

    Happy Anniversary, Devon. You are truly an inspiration. I get tired just reading about all you’ve accomplished. (~:

    I trust you enjoyed the videos. Though not a faithful Life On Mars follower, the ending surprised me as well. And, I’ll keep watching Lost. I’ve just GOT to know how it all comes out.

    Have wonderful day!

    Blessings, Laura

  4. Happy Anniversary to your blog. Your blog is very informative.

  5. Coffee cup salute to six years! I’ve been reading Ink for about 5 I think–it contributed to my decision to start pendrifter. So here’s to many more! d:)

  6. Happy Anniversary on six years of blogging! Thank you so much for your wit, wisdom and writing.

  7. Happy Sixth, doll! We love you bunches!

    See, I’m a Lost fan. I found Season Two unwatchable. At least now we’re seeing some real progression in the characters, which is seen best in Sawyer and Jack, who have swapped roles. Sawyer has become a true leader, whereas Jack has gone through his revelation and now realizes that a little faith is necessary.

    The plot is too convoluted, however. Even after the writers explained some of these things, I find their explanations too weak to believe. All I can say is there’d better be some sound follow-up and concrete, plausible solutions soon.

  8. Happy happy happy happy happy Anniversary! (I’d sing the whole song but I don’t want to annoy you!)


  9. Happy Anniversary! I know I’m a day late, but I wanted to tell you anyway. 🙂 Here’s to many more years of blogging!

  10. I’m late too, but happy anniversary! Looking forward to the next six years of blogging. :o)

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