Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Mercury DIRECT
Scheduled to post

Mercury goes direct today, thank goodness! This has been an exceptionally rough retrograde for me. I am not sorry to see the back of it. Even by early afternoon yesterday, I could feel the pressure ease.

Yesterday morning was spent sorting out some of the current site problems. It seems that some of them have been resolved, and next week should run more smoothly than this one has. We can hope.

Tried to read a novel by a well-known author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction I’ve enjoyed before. Unfortunately, this novel was too much religion and too little soul, so I put it down. Will put it on Bookmooch. Big disappointment.

Didn’t get much writing done, unfortunately.

People here are preparing for the hurricane, but aren’t panicking, which is a good thing. I’ve scheduled this to post because my relief is supposed to be here early, and I’m out the door, running errands, prepping the house for the hurricane, and doing last-minute things for the Ball.

Mermaid Ball is tomorrow night. I’m looking forward to it, but also worried about the storm. I go back to the site on Sunday (and an interview with me will run on Sunday — link will go up on Monday) for ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT. I hope all this pavement-pounding is turning into book sales!

I’ll be back on site on Sunday morning, and here all next week, until I head down to CT for a few days. I need to finish polishing my classes. I keep re-arranging the exercises for the Dialogue Workshop. I haven’t found just the right progression yet.

Still trying to figure out which novel I should start next week along with my class. I have an early idea for a kind of a steampunk thing which would be a good way to stretch, but I’m not sure I could sustain it. I could take the safe route and do the third Annabel Aidan. Or I could do one of three urban fantasy novels I’ve been playing with, or the comic urban fantasy noir. Just not sure. I can think about it this weekend. I mean, if there are 120 mph winds, torrential rain and no power, it would be a good idea to think about something other than the storm, right? 😉

I’m looking forward to being home briefly, even though it’s for such a short time. I’m feeling creatively empty right now, and I’m hoping that “home” will give me a boost. I was so careful to set up my new home to be a creatively nurturing environment, and I’m having trouble here on site getting anything done. This was supposed to be a place where I could have large swaths of uninterrupted worktime, and just “be available” if something went wrong. Unfortunately, it’s been nothing but interruption after interruption and unnecessary drama. I can’t wait to be HOME.


ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT available in print and digital versions from Champagne Books, and digitally on Amazon Kindle.
Annabel Aidan webpage here.

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  1. I hope it’s blown itself out by the time it reaches you … and I still hope the relief arrives.

  2. There’s no place like home, it’s true. May you get there FAST!

    And hopefully Irene will blow itself out soon. Be safe! Cheer up!

  3. As my clan motto reads, Grip Fast! Hang on up there, Devon. We’re bracing for winds and power outages too, but hoping to keep some semblance of sanity.

  4. I hope you weather the storm. Keeping good thoughts for you and your home.

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