Wed. Oct. 3: Power Outage and Deadbeat Client

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

We had a power outage yesterday, just as I was working with my tarot students. The computer is fine, thank goodness, but it was a little chaotic, with the generator kicking in and having to report it and then getting the power back on. Couldn’t get back online the rest of the day. But it meant I couldn’t watch any of the video lectures for class, so that gets all lumped in today.

I got back a lot of information I needed yesterday and now have to integrate it into various projects, and am talking this project and that project with several different editors. Finished the submissions, and am glad to be done. Live and learn.

Sent yet another reminder/invoice to the ghostwriting client, who still owes me the balance for the work and has gone completely unresponsive to the last questions so we can wrap this project up. This is why clients have to pay 50% up front -so the writer is not completely screwed. Also last time I give a deep discount because it’s set up by someone I know.

Word from home is that there’s a leak in the ceiling (the landlord came by yesterday and will fix it tomorrow), and a woodpecker’s torn a hole near my room and built a nest (naughty Carlos). Tessa is depressed and mopey — not eating much, won’t play, lies on my bed and looks sad. Poor little thing.

The week Costume Imp comes up to visit, about 6 kazillion things are going on, so I’m giving him the options, and he can choose to participate or not as he pleases. After all, it IS his vacation.

I need to spend some time on my Sustainability Projects today. The first chapter of the mystery will be the easiest, so I’ll probably work on that first. I’ve got my notes — I just have to sit down and focus. It’s more difficult when there’s someone else on the site.

I have a meeting with an agent this evening — I’m looking forward to it. A full morning here tomorrow, and then I’m back on the road to GO HOME.

Looks like DEATH SPARKLES will release on October 12 — how exciting!

Devon

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One Comment

  1. Busy times, huh? Sorry about the power outage. Sometimes that just sucks the entire day away from you. I’ve been known to run (not walk) to the nearest cafe to mooch up their free WiFi.

    Time for me to focus on other clients a little. The retainer client has been front-and-center lately.


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