Wed. Feb. 27, 2019: Gigs, Etc.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Waning Moon

Monday’s windstorm was a little scary. We didn’t lose power, thank goodness, but driving was tough.

I got caught up in a work thing and missed meditation group, which was kind of a bummer.

Hop on over to Ink-Dipped Advice, where we’re working on the personal strategic plan.

Worked on contest entries, the book I’m reviewing, wrote some more on GAMBIT COLONY. Figured out a conflict that needs to deepen in one of my other books. I need to compare the numbered and unnumbered drafts of “Horace House Hauntings” before I send the unnumbered draft to another radio production company. They’re in completely different areas of the country, so there’s no conflict.

Didn’t get a particular gig for which I’d pitched, but it was a stretch, and no big surprise. I’ve got some other irons in the fire in that particular direction; one of them will hit true.

Saw an ad to ghostwrite romance novels. They pay $15 per 1000 words. That works out to one and a half cents per word. That’s beyond insulting. Especially in light of the controversy where a “romance author” was accused of plagiarism and then said it was her ghostwriter’s fault.

I’ve always wanted to write juvenile series fiction (like Nancy Drew) for a book packager, but I sure as heck wouldn’t do it for rates like that.

Worked on an ad campaign and a mailing for a client. Did some more work on one of my own promotional campaigns. Gotta say, I’m loving the Twuffer platform. Also pleased that the campaign I’ve been running for one of my clients on Twuffer is getting about a solid, daily return.

I had trouble booking the room online for the conference at which I’m teaching, so I sent them a letter with a check for deposit instead. Hopefully, that will work.

We’re supposed to get more snow tonight into tomorrow. Tomorrow’s post may be late, depending on how much snow we actually get and how long it takes me to shovel.

Totally loving watching THE WEST WING for the umpteenth time. Those little detail moments between the characters are brilliant. I love the fast delivery and that they’re smart.

I always learn so much from watching well-written, well-acted, well-produced shows.

Back to the page.

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Fri. May 23, 2014: Revving up for the Holiday Weekend

Friday, May 23, 2014
Waning Moon
Mars Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cool

Busy day. Writing in the morning, then headed to the library, for another busy day there. Wednesdays are always busy, Thursdays are always full of interruptions. That seems to be the rhythm of the place. But we’ll sort it out and settle in. Worked with the volunteers, worked on the newsletter, worked on program stuff, worked on book-related stuff. We moved the new DVDs behind the counter, so we had to do that switch.

I have to finish up the material for the newsletter and the website today, get out my mailing, and figure out another book order.

Before I go, I need to get some writing done on the revised episodes.

This holiday weekend, I work at the library on Saturday, have to do the next two episodes on the Big Script Project, do my cheat sheet for my editor on the sci-fi/western/horror piece, and finish up the work on the TRACKING MEDUSA Facebook page and website. Busy, busy!

And, hopefully, get some yardwork done, read another book for review, and maybe, just maybe — have some fun?

I’m lucky that my work is fun, and I’m having a good time. I’m still settling in to the new schedule, and I’m a little tired, but it’s the good kind of tired.

Watched QUARTET last night. There were many beautiful moments and it was beautifully shot, but I felt it could have delved more deeply into the material. The acting was wonderful, though.

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!


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