SIXTH ANNIVERSARY

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Cloudy and cool

Today is the Sixth Anniversary of Ink in My Coffee. I can hardly believe it. It’s quite a journey, and I thank everyone who’s joined me for a portion of it.

Part Two of my “Can You Cut it as A Freelancer?” article is up on Ye Olde Inkwell.

“Wrestling with Sentences” is up on the Scruffy Dog Review Blog.

GDR March wrap-up and April To-Do List on the GDR site.

I was cranky yesterday!

I had a good writing session in the morning — a great writing session in the morning, actually. Then, I had to run around and do errands, which was a mixed bag. Got a lot done, but wound up driving to White Plains only to find out the store was out of stock – even though I’d called to confirm it was still in stock before I left, and you can’t tell me the product sold through in 20 minutes. So, I was annoyed, and even more annoyed when I told the store manager I’d called and explained that I didn’t want to drive all that way if they were out of stock, was told it was in stock, and now they’re out of stock. Manager’s response, “Oh, but there are plenty of other things in the store you need.” Uh, no. Bait and switch REALLY pisses me off. I didn’t buy anything. The store changed managers a few months ago, and has really gone down the tubes unfortunately. So I won’t go there unless I’ve got no other choice. A shame, because they used to be really good.

Didn’t feel like doing anything in the afternoon. I snuck online for a bit. Considering I’d updated the McAfee, run it the previous night, updated the malware, run that, updated the security patch, ran that, and re-ran everything on Wednesday morning, the computer damn well better not have a problem!

Had an aha! moment later in the afternoon when it was too late to do anything about it. Isn’t that the way it always goes?

Watched the last episode of LIFE ON MARS last night. It truly surprised me. I never saw that ending coming (I suspect it was written quickly once the cancellation notice went around). I’m sad the show was cancelled –I’d grown to really like it over the past few weeks. Of course, next week, it’s replaced by yet another “quirky” police procedural. Let’s see how long that one lasts!

And I just find LOST unwatchable at this point.

I had a bizarre dream last night that I was on the phone with the actor Noah Wylie. I don’t know the guy; I’ve never worked with him; I don’t have any strong opinions aobut him one way or the other. I guess he became the “representative actor” in my dream because of all the promos for ER’s final episode tonight. And I suspect the dream means I’m not finished with the theatre yet and it’s less about the actual individual Noah Wylie than actors in general.

I had an excellent morning’s writing on what I’m calling “The Maine Book” because it’s set around York, Maine. I have to go off and do a few errands, then it’s back to work on CRAVE THE HUNT and FEMME FATALE.

Later, I’ll pack for the weekend gig.

Again, thanks so much for making this creative journey. May we have many more creative discoveries ahead of us!

Devon