Feb. 24, 2012: Up Early Making Herbal Medicinal Concoctions

Friday, February 24, 2012
Waxing Moon
Mars Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Sleet and cold

The weather out there is gross, and I’m worried about my tulips!

Yoga was great yesterday. I’m so thankful to be in that class!

Busy day yesterday. But it was a really, really good day on the HEX BREAKER rewrites. I’m happy with the progress, and I feel very, very lucky that I get a chance to revisit this book and make it better. I’m also mortified at some of the mistakes in it. But that’s why one has an editor, and, fortunately, I’ve got a good one. She likes the book, she gets what I’m trying to do, and she’s determined to improve it, while staying true to my voice — all the things a good editor should be.

Spent the rest of the day working on student stuff — another night at the desk until 11 PM. Hopefully, that will adjust down after next week.

My Excel Tracking Sheet for 5 in 10 went kerplooey, so I put it in Numbers instead — much better. much easier to work with.

My mom got sick in the night, so it was a case of being up and making the appropriate medicinal concoctions. Hopefully, I’ll get her settled soon, so I can get back to the page. I’ve got a lunch date with another writer — I’m really looking forward to it — more edits, work on the other WIPS and short stories, and work with my students.

I’m hoping to sneak a nap in there for a half hour or so this afternoon!

Devon

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  1. I hope your mom’s all right. Did they give her something when she went in the other day?

  2. There is nothing as valuable as a good editor! The good ones get the vision, the voice, and the approach.

    Hugs to Mom and to you.

  3. I hate when that happens. You write a book, and you feel like it’s the best ever, then you revisit it after some time and…it’s not. It happens. We constantly evolve and grow as writers, so it happens a LOT. 😉 But I bet it wasn’t that bad. 😉 Have a good weekend! Hope your mom feels better.

  4. If you have access to some pine branches or some straw, you can cover those tulips to insulate them. I like the pine best because it’s much easier to clean up than straw, but after the christmas tree is gone (or if it’s plastic), it’s a little harder to come by.
    And clearly you have all the time in the world to do this, anyway.

  5. I hope your Mom is feeling better and that you get time for your nap.

  6. I hope you Mom is feeling better. And you’re right – a good editor makes a story so much better.

  7. I hope your mom is feeling better.


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