Saturday, August 2, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde

I survived yesterday, which was exciting and scary and all that good stuff.

I finished and sent off the articles just before I had to jump into the shower to get to the party.

The CDs arrived as I was going out the door.

I couldn’t get a cab when I arrived at Grand Central, so I had to schlep the bag full of stuff across town. I wore flats, with the stilettos in the bag – and the flats ripped up the side of my foot. By Sixth Avenue, I changed into the stilettos, which were much more comfortable!

Stopped by the theatre to pick up some Topstick for the dress, some Band-aids, and my check. One of the producers didn’t recognize me. I mean, come on, I didn’t look THAT different! Typical producer.

Got to the restaurant; Costume Imp arrived seconds later to help me set up, and he and another friend taped me into the dress within an inch of my life. Because otherwise, I would have been, shall we say, “overexposed.”

The party was great fun – a good mix of people from various walks of my life, theatre, writing, blogging, and some even from all the way back to my off-Broadway days, which was nice. It was small enough so everyone could really talk to each other and have real conversations, but enough people so there was a good mix. I couldn’t have imagined a nicer launch. It was at Sosa Borella, a lovely Argentinean restaurant in the theatre district. They’re getting a thank you card for taking such good care of us!

After, we had a quick meal. I stopped by the theatre again to say a quick hi/bye to my actors who were about to go onstage (yes, I broke the “no visitors after half hour rule”, so sue me), chatted in the wardrobe room for a bit, then treated myself to a cab back to Grand Central (I got one this time) and got home.

The book’s got a good start, and it seems to appeal to a wider audience than I expected, which is great. I made a joke in an interview earlier today about it being my recommendation for a good summer electronic beach read, and that’s been picked up by a few sites, which is a good thing.

Colin, Lara, and Lori were all kind enough to give me nice mentions on their blogs – thank you so much!

It was a good day, and a relief after all the stress and worry leading up to it. Now it’s up to me to keep the momentum going. And the best way to do that is to get back to the page.

Yes, I actually have some real writing time coming up – in addition to the revisions for REAL!

And, I came home to find my friend’s CD arrived – I’m looking forward to sitting down and really LISTENING to it today. Because you KNOW I’m going to have an opinion! 😉

By the way, the much-advertised Borghese nail color – not worth the price. It chipped on the way from the apartment to the train station, and that’s only across the street, and I hadn’t done anything to make it chip. Very disappointing.

Horse Racing fans: Big Brown races today in the Haskell, in Monmouth, NJ. I suppose I should be there, but the thought of traveling down to NJ to stand out in the heat for hours after the past few weeks of hard work just doesn’t do it for me. I’ll cover the race remotely.

Back to the page.


Devon’s Bookstore:

Hex Breaker
by Devon Ellington. A Jain Lazarus Adventure. Hex Breaker Jain Lazarus joins the crew of a cursed film, hoping to put to rest what was stirred up before more people die and the film is lost. Tough, practical Detective Wyatt East becomes her unlikely ally and lover on an adventure fighting zombies, ceremonial magicians, the town wife-beater, the messenger of the gods, and their own pasts.
$4.00 ebook/ $6.00 on CD from Firedrakes Weyr Publishing.
Visit the site for the Jain Lazarus adventures.

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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