Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sunflowers on my deck. Wish I was there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Temperatures are going down, and it’s lovely outside. Too bad I’m someplace where I can’t even crack a window!

There’s a lively interview with me over on Long and Short Romance — some interesting questions. Stop on by! And I’ll be on their chat loop all day tomorrow, answering questions.

Got some work done yesterday. I’m struggling with a difficult chapter on THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY. Yesterday, the chapter won. Today, I need to take back the authorial edge. That particular scene needs to be there in the book because it’s a turning point in the plot; it doesn’t work anywhere else, and it’s the key to hurtling us towards the last third of the book.

Got a bunch of promo work done for ASSUMPTION, and some for the Mermaid Ball. It’s at the end of the week! I’m looking forward to having a break from this site gig, which is more stressful than it needs to be. Today, I get to have a confrontation with yet someone else the client sent to check up on me — and the client lied to both of us about our positions on the project, which is part of the problem. I’m really tired of the lying, the manipulation, and the distrust. Unfortunately, I can’t walk away until I fulfill the contract. I should have trusted my very first instinct when I came to discuss the job — the instinct was, “This won’t work. Stay away.” It should have been a straight-forward, simple, stress-free job. And it’s not. The money’s good, but it’s still not worth it.

Well, I have a lot to look forward to in September, and for the rest of the year. I just have to keep going. This is temporary; I can’t let it define the other aspects of my life. I have too much to do, and too many wonderful possibilities opening up. This gig was a step backwards, and, while there may be planets in retrograde, I need to move my life forward.


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  1. Is that also an almost picture of you snapping those sunflowers? They look beautiful. What a shame you’re not there to enjoy them.

    This gig isn’t a step backwards because you’ve learned from it and it’s earning you money. Next time you’ll listen to your gut too. It’ll soon be over and you have the Mermaid Ball meanwhile. That sounds great.

  2. Sounds like it’s time to team up with the other person and make it work despite the a-hole behind the project. I’d have a frank chat with that person and come to a private arrangement. The client hasn’t been forthcoming, so I don’t see any reason why either of you has to reveal your own working arrangement.

  3. I will never understand why people can’t be upfront and honest with what they want. One foot in front of the other-that’s how you seem to be handling it and the best way to go about it.
    Your sunflowers are so pretty! Ours wouldn’t grow this year.
    Best wishes for a pleasing day!

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