Wed. Jan. 9, 2019: Using Rest to Regain Balance

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Waxing Moon

Hop on over to Ink-Dipped Advice for a post on Multi-Tiered Marketing.

I’m still tired, but I’m hoping today, my last day this week with this particular client, will go smoothly and then I can get a rest.

Got my review out on time, and will get my next book to review today.

I’m also going to try to fix my printer today; or else I’ll end up buying a new one on Friday.

Got some writing done, but not enough. However, I think I’m getting into the swing of it again.

STILL taking down decorations. I’m starting to think I’ll be taking them down until the summer solstice.

The new clothes are a hit; getting a lot of compliments. I feel better wearing them, and I wear them with more confidence, which helps, too.

Also got a request from a full script from a UK company to which I’d sent a pitch. So I’m on track with my resolutions. I know, I know, the year is young. But I’m not! 😉

The new meditation class on Monday was great. I hope I can make it every Monday for the next few months. It certainly helped me navigate yesterday.

I have to send my responses to the radio play notes today (for the one that’s being produced here), and then get to work on the revision. Which I have very little time to do, instead of the seven weeks I was supposed to have. Shall I have a little cheese with my whine? I’ll get it done. I might bitch and moan a bit, but I’ll get it done.

Working on the monologues, since I want to test it next week. I may draft two and decide at the last minute which one to test, taking the emotional temperature of the room.

Unless there’s a snowstorm next Wednesday, in which case I’m not going anywhere.

I think I’m going to write the emotional lifting and the civility monologues first, although the mansplaining one is also pretty insistent. I’ll play with them for the next few days, and see what works best.

Need to do some research on the Venetian Renaissance and also on the Round Table for two different projects. BALTHAZAAR TREASURE is pretty much back on track, but I’m behind where I want to be on DHARMA.

Somehow, it will all work out. If I can balance some really good rest over the next few days with the writing, I’ll even out and be productive again.



Thursday, July 19, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Cloudy and pleasant

Most of the day was spent preparing stuff for HEX BREAKER: Information sheets, cover art discussions, marketing plans, blurbs, loglines, three different excerpts for various venues, acknowledgements, dedication, author’s note, etc. Phew. I couldn’t believe that I was asked whether or not the male cover model should have chest hair. Huh? I don’t really care one way or the other; I’m used to big, hairy hockey players. But don’t wax the poor guy! 😉

Hey, I’ve got to keep a sense of humor about it all, right?

Worked on the monologue for my friend. It’s darker than I expected, but in a good way. The character is a social worker who tried to warn her superiors that a child was in danger, and the system failed resulting in the child’s murder.

The disrespectful, arrogant superintendent has been replaced. Let’s hope the new one is better.

Managed to get a few pages done on the political scene for the adaptation. It’s getting there, even though I have to feel my way through it slowly. I’m also itching to get back to the thriller, and am looking forward to working on THE BALTHAZAAR TREASURE in July. I miss Gwen and Justin!

We’re close to a new title for SIDEKICK (thanks Danny and Lara), and I’m going back into it to do some tweaks and finish the rewrite of THE MATILDA MURDERS. I’m also tackling OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK. And maybe taking another look at ELUSIVE PRAYERS, the novella that had such a short life with KIC.

I’m offline for a few days, covering the NHL draft and consolidating my storage units in the city. I’m sure I’ll have more adventures to share next week.


Devon’s Bookstore:

5 in 10: Create 5 Short Stories in Ten Weeks
by Devon Ellington. This ebooklet takes you from inspiration to writing to revision to marketing. By the end of ten weeks, you will have either 5 short stories or a good chunk of a novella complete. And it’s only 50 cents, USD. Here.

Writing Rituals: Ideas to Support Creativity by Cerridwen Iris Shea. This ebooklet contains several rituals to help you start writing, get you through writer’s block, and help send your work on its way. It’s only 39 cents USD. (Note: Cerridwen Iris Shea is one of the six names under which I publish). Here.

Full Circle: An Ars Concordia Anthology
. Edited by Colin Galbraith. This is a collection of short stories, poems, and other pieces by a writers’ group of which I am a member. My story is “Pauvre Bob”, set at Arlington Race Track in Illinois. You can download it free here:

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