Thurs. May 19, 2022: Decent Day, Creatively

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Waning Moon

Pluto and Mercury Retrograde

Rainy and cool

The latest on the garden is over on Gratitude and Growth.

Yesterday turned out to be a strong day, creatively. I wrote a flash fiction piece while I ate breakfast (which I don’t usually do, but I didn’t want to lose the idea). Yes, it was in longhand.

It has characters with whom I might do more. I’m kind of test driving these characters, and will probably post the piece on my Ko-fi page in a few weeks, after it’s gone through some revisions.

I was out the door by 7:30 and over to the mechanic’s on time. They had the part, and got it into the car within twenty minutes or so. The car feels like itself again. Fingers crossed the car is really fixed this time, and nothing else goes wrong.

On the way home, I stopped at Wild Oats, the co-op where I’m a member-owner. It’s the first time I’ve been able to go there since December. Stocked up on some of my favorites. Stopped at Stop & Shop, where I rarely shop anymore, for a few things I can only get there. In both stores, everyone was masked by choice, which made shopping much less stressful.

Got everything home and put away. Went through emails. Did the last four chapters’ worth of revisions on CAST IRON MURDER, finishing this draft. It came in just over 63K, which is around where I want it. I’m going to let it sit for a bit, and next week, start the multi-colored draft.

I contacted the Williamstown Historical Museum about a research appointment that will feed into the Retro Mystery. I’d like to go in this Friday morning. Fingers crossed that I can. I caught up on Ello and am getting more comfortable on Counter Social, where I’m having actual conversations.

I have contradictory information about the guidelines for one of the proposals I want to submit, and I need clarification, because if one set of information is correct, it’s not the right fit for me, and I will move on. I’m debating the other proposal, because it has to be in-person indoors in the autumn, and who knows what the virus numbers will be like?

And now we have to worry about monkeypox? Really? Committing to being a professional recluse looks better and better.

In the afternoon, I turned around a script coverage, and then went back to reading THE BONE ORCHARD, which was hard to put down, because it’s so unique and interesting. Read it until I was finished, and was still thinking about it when I woke up.

Tessa rousted me around 5:30, as usual, although she’d been fussing a good deal before that.

Did my first writing session, and my normal routine. Willa seems to have settled down a bit, although she’s still being cautious.

I have meditation this morning, and then it’s back to the page. The Big Project, work on the radio plays, maybe looking at the outline for THE KRINGLE CALAMITY to get that back on track. I have a script to turn around this afternoon, and a book to read for review. If I get enough scripts in my queue, I’ll read through the weekend, since I want to take some time off for Memorial Day Weekend.

It’s supposed to get into the 90’s this weekend, which I am not looking forward to, but be cooler and pleasanter next week.

Fingers crossed that the car is Really Fixed this time. That will take a lot of stress out of my life.

Have a good one, friends.

4 Comments

  1. It looks as though… (dare I say it?) you’ve got your mojo back! Not that it went very far, but you know what I mean. This makes me very happy for you.

    We apparently have monkeypox too. I was going to look into that today.

    • I’m getting there, finally. I was worried there, for too many months, that I’d never get back on track. But slowly, slowly. . .and the new location has been a big help. I just can’t even with monkeypox.

  2. Keeping fingers crossed on the car repair.

    Saw the monkey pox thing on the news last night. Just what we need, more to worry about. COVID numbers are high here. School are masked again. I just stay home. Groceries are delivered. Not happy as we don’t always get everything we order, but after almost 7 years of home delivery we just deal with it. The issues we have are the prices for everything going up. We are on a fixed income and not sure how much more we can cut in spending.

    We also are not looking forward to the 90 degree weekend. I guess that A/C will have to go on…yet another huge expense.

    • The one time I was able to get groceries delivered here, when the car wasn’t working, the delivery prices were much higher than the in-store prices, and that was before the delivery charges and tip were added. It’s rough. I’m grateful for our garden space on the porch and the balcony, and that we have the lake so close. Numbers are going up again here, too, although people never stopped masking, so there’s less stress than there would be if we were still on Cape, where getting people to mask at the height of transmission was a fight. We don’t have A/C, so let’s hope the ceiling fans and the smaller fans can handle it. Best wishes to you.


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