Tues. Dec. 10, 2013: Connection Frustratons

Tuesday, December, 2013
Waxing Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
About to storm

More problems with Comcast — no internet, phone, or TV at home, and no timeline when it will be fixed. Typical. They are such fuckheads (no apologies for language). Unfortunately, they have a monopoly on the Cape — I thought that’s why Ma Bell (which was actually a GOOD company) was broken up. Yet, I guess Comcast bribed the right politicians to get away with it. Tried to get things sorted out in person, and all they do is make new shit up and lie. Time for the appropriate authorities to step in –but that takes time.

So, I’m working at home offline, and then going a couple of times a day somewhere so I can work online. I’m making it work, and trying not to let the frustration factor sabotage me.

I reworked my resume, and really like the new format. I’ve also updated various sample packages. I’m in negotiations for a couple of freelance gigs that sound really interesting. I’m still trying to choreograph that climactic sequence in the one screenplay, and, no matter how I move around the pieces, I haven’t found the right way to make it work.

I’m typing up some of the chapters from the development notebook for the steampunk series. I love writing from Jem’s POV. He’s one of the favorite characters I’ve ever developed. A special guy.

I’m trying to do the end-of-year purge and clear-out, but it’s slow going. I have to be more efficient about that during the year, building in purge or file time weekly or at least monthly.

Even without cable, the monitor works and we can watch DVDs. We watched NO RESERVATIONS last night, which was better than I thought, although pretty unrealistic in terms of huge NYC apartments and how much time off chefs get. But it was still fun.

A plus on all this disconnect is that I’m more focused when I’m writing AND that high-pitched sound that is incredibly painful that I complained about for four years and Comcast swears doesn’t exist — isn’t whining anymore, so I’m not in constant pain.

That’s a good thing.

Keep a good thought for me.

Devon

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Published in: on December 10, 2013 at 9:39 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. I’m with you on the purge thing. I learned while taking your Organize Your Writing Class that I need to do things on monthly basis rather than yearly. I’m thinking of adding to my calendar on an odd day in the middle of the month.

    Good luck with the Comcast thing. We tossed them ages ago. Thankfully we had another alternative. Although we have a satellite and it went out this morning due to snow. It also goes out when it rains but the DVR will work so I keep things to watch. Our computers run on DSL with Verizon. We’ve had that go out once or twice and it takes days to fix. But they all have us trapped at their mercy. Hope it gets fixed soon.

  2. If you have a smartphone, you might be able to save yourself a trip out of the house — just turn on the mobile hotspot sharing. I’ve found it doesn’t use a ton of bandwidth if you’re checking in and answering emails.


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