Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Rainy and chilly

Hop on over to Gratitude and Growth to see a picture of the Mystery Bush that’s blooming and read the latest goings-on in the garden. There are quite a few pictures!

The point I made a few days ago about the payment I receive for teaching being out of balance with the time put in was driven home when I saw what another writer is charging for a six week class: $750 per student. Yeah, I have to re-think my fees.

Anyway, yesterday was about making the final tweaks on the ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT manuscript before my editor sends it back to the publisher for final copyediting. I LOVED working with my editor — she’s amazing. And I sent the publisher a note this morning, telling her how grateful I am we were paired up. I also told my editor how much I enjoyed the experience and how grateful I am to her.

Also worked on the proposal I promised my Senator, which is kind of sucking the life out of me, but the sooner I get it done and out, the better. It’s important, and can solve a lot of problems in a fair way, so it needs to get to people who can implement it.

Did four loads of laundry, which included unpacking three bags of stuff from the move and figuring out what to do with it — some washed, some washed and prepped to be given away, etc. There’s a lovely knitted suit I wore a lot in the 80’s — and is the 80’s design — that my mom made for me from my design. I’ll never wear it again, so my mom is unravelling it and will knit something else from it. It’s a gorgeous ice blue, one of my favorite colors, and I think a sweater set in a more modern style will work.

Finished a book yesterday that was a volume of letters between professional gardeners. I have a few of them, and enjoy them, because I always learn something. I want to re-read some of them, because now I’ll understand it more. This volume, however, was too much of a disappointment. Too much whining. I didn’t like either of the letter writers.

Last night, as I was trying to sleep, I had a big breakthrough on THE SPIRIT REPOSITORY. About damn time. This morning, I wrote up a bunch of notes, and I hope to dive back into it. I can weave a double plot line in to make it a stronger book. I was thinking in terms too linear before.

Of course, now I have to sit down and do it! 😉

But it’s a chilly, rainy day, so, in and around some errands (we’re dangerously low on cat food), I have no excuses!

Devon