Thursday, October 27, 2011


Violet
Room in the basket

Iris
No room in the basket

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
When this posts, it’ll still be dark out!

I’m scheduling this to post early, because I’m up at 5-ish to work on the harpy book before I head off to yoga and then head back home to get my mom to her eye doctor appointment and then circle back to work with my students and . . .you get the idea.

In addition to student work, I busted my ass the past two days getting the garden settled and the plants settled in the house. Looks like a fricking greenhouse in here! Some of them will die back soon (I’ve got grow lights on the tomatoes, because I am NOT losing more than a dozen tomatoes. Even though the guy at the hardware store told me I could only get a grow light bulb from a “young friend growing marijuana” I found one at a garden center. Besides, my eggplants and strawberries think it’s June). Some of them are still outside — for instance, the lilac needs a nip of frost to know it’s time to sleep. The hollies stay out all winter. I’m hoping to keep the herbs alive inside, because now I’m spoiled and like fresh herbs when I cook.

Yup, took two damn days.

Last night was totally fun — a dinner with the Cape Cod Writers’ Association. Met great people, including a local columnist whose work I read, the owner of a local boosktore, a mystery writer, and a woman just starting out who was actually open to opinions and possibilities, instead of thinking she had all the answers! I met a bunch of other people, too, and caught up with some old pals, and will be part of a table at a book fair in Plymouth in December (where I hope to sell more books). So it’s all good. I was tired, but happy when I got home. The kitten was delighted to see me and danced around my ankles.

Speaking of delight, yesterday’s Midnight Enchantments essay is about a first reading of Tim Powers’s LAST CALL and today’s deals with Jeri Ready-Smith’s unique series about vampire deejays. I hope you’ll check them out.

It’s supposed to snow in Western Mass today, and maybe other areas this weekend. Hmm, guess I should have mowed the lawn this week, too!

Oh, well, all I can do is the best I can do.

And the writing MUST come first! I’m a third of the way through the new book, and don’t want to lose momentum.

Devon

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Rainy and cool

Hop on over to the Midnight Enchantments series on A BIBLIO PARADISE so that you can celebrate Michelle Miles’s contribution to the ENTANGLED anthology.

Still sick. Resting as much as possible, letting it take its course, hoping at least I don’t lose my voice by the time I have to teach on Saturday. Everything is ready for the conference; I just have to load it into the car.

Working with my students, resting, trying to keep up, but not doing enough marketing. That will have to change next week.

Happy with the way the book’s going. I want to work on it all the time, which is where I should be at this point. I’m getting more and more convinced it’s a trilogy, not a single book. The threads that would have to be cut to make it one book include my readers’ favorite characters and subplots, so it makes more sense to figure out natural stopping points in the story that will allow each segment to stand on its own, while feeding into the larger arcs.

Furnace man fixed the furnace yesterday, and the owner came by with new CO detectors. So, all is good.

Today is supposed to be nasty, so I plan to take it as easy as possible, rest a lot, and get well.

Devon

Today’s word count: 1238
Total word count: 34,464

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tessa loves the windows.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Cloudy and cold

I’m sick. Nothing major, just a cold and a sore throat. But, with the conference up this weekend, I’m focused on taking care of myself the next few days. I don’t feel that bad, but all I want to do is sleep.

So that’s what I did for most of yesterday, once I’d done the “have-tos”. Getting cat food into the house was a “have to”.

Today’s installment of Midnight Enchantments over on Biblio Paradise is an essay on Harry Dresden. Hop over and check it out.

The furnace guy is supposed to be here any minute; I’m doing some student work, and then I’m going back to bed.

Boring post, but that’s the way it goes sometimes! Rough day at the page, but I got a little bit done.

Devon

Today’s word count: 960
Total word count: 33,226

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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Tessa

Saturday, October 15, 2011
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
The weather better be good!

Check out the launch of Midnight Enchantments over on A BIBLIO PARADISE — sixteen days of magical celebrations leading up to Halloween! Colin Galbraith kicks it off.

If you didn’t get a chance to visit my roast yesterday, stop by now — it was hilarious fun.

I scheduled this to post, because I have to write this morning, and then attend the Burying-The-Time-Capsule Ceremony at the park — well, and help set up and clean up. Ah, the joys of holding office! 😉

Then I’m off to a pottery sale and to Staples and to rip Verizon a new one because they are just dreadful liars, cheats, and thieves when it comes to my cell bill.

Spent time with students, and printed the first 45 packets for the conference. 45 down, 105 to print! Ran out of ink, nearly ran out of paper. Will have to make purchases at Staples tomorrow whose total will make me ill again. Still cheaper than sending it out!

All I want to do is write my book, because I’m in its groove.

And there are tulip bulbs that need planting, weather permitting . . .

Devon