Thurs. Aug. 7, 2014: Doors and Laundry and Prep

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Waxing Moon
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and pleasant

Busy day at the library; training session in the morning, meeting in the afternoon, unpacking boxes of books I ordered.

As we were leaving, we had interesting times with the door. And that’s all I’m going to say about it, other than we were able to fix it so we could lock it (because I wasn’t about to sleep overnight to guard the place), and we have to get a door repair person in today.

Cleaned the house some more, wrote a few more pages on INITIATE, finished prepping the materials I need to take to the conference today.

When I write a book, the materials I start with is what I have to use all through the first draft. It’s one of my weird eccentricities. For instance, I’m drafting INITIATE on lined yellow pads with a specific type of blue ink gel pen (I usually write in black ink). I had to go out and buy more legal pads and another pack of the same pens, because I was worried I would run out before finishing the draft and it stressed me out. No logic to it, just an eccentricity.

Up early enough this morning to do four loads of laundry before work and write my first 1000 words for the day on INITIATE. It’s a difficult section right now, the suicide of a character and its effect on the other characters. Too often death is used as a momentary shock and then forgotten — this character’s death will have repercussions — many of them unexpected — throughout the rest of the book. But it’s a tricky section to write.

Half day at the library. Then I go help at the conference, set up the exhibit table for the libraries, and deposit my own books.

It will be a busy week. It is already.

Devon

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