Feb. 24, 2012: Up Early Making Herbal Medicinal Concoctions

Friday, February 24, 2012
Waxing Moon
Mars Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Sleet and cold

The weather out there is gross, and I’m worried about my tulips!

Yoga was great yesterday. I’m so thankful to be in that class!

Busy day yesterday. But it was a really, really good day on the HEX BREAKER rewrites. I’m happy with the progress, and I feel very, very lucky that I get a chance to revisit this book and make it better. I’m also mortified at some of the mistakes in it. But that’s why one has an editor, and, fortunately, I’ve got a good one. She likes the book, she gets what I’m trying to do, and she’s determined to improve it, while staying true to my voice — all the things a good editor should be.

Spent the rest of the day working on student stuff — another night at the desk until 11 PM. Hopefully, that will adjust down after next week.

My Excel Tracking Sheet for 5 in 10 went kerplooey, so I put it in Numbers instead — much better. much easier to work with.

My mom got sick in the night, so it was a case of being up and making the appropriate medicinal concoctions. Hopefully, I’ll get her settled soon, so I can get back to the page. I’ve got a lunch date with another writer — I’m really looking forward to it — more edits, work on the other WIPS and short stories, and work with my students.

I’m hoping to sneak a nap in there for a half hour or so this afternoon!

Devon

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Waxing Moon
Mars Retrograde
Sleeting and cold

Quick check-in. I have to go to Trader Joe’s, Staples, and Mrs. Green’s as soon as they open. We weren’t supposed to get the sleet storm until tonight, according to the weather folk — so, of course, it’s started NOW.

Good day yesterday — got the laundry done, got a submission out, checked in with another editor who likes my work, revised a short story. Didn’t get any work done on the play, unfortunately. It’s still taking form. I’ve got the basic structure figured out, and it’s only got three characters, but the comedy isn’t yet flowing naturally.

Working on an outline of a piece based on the dream — whose intensity still sits with me — only I’m working the outline kind of backwards. I’ve got the ending; I’ve got the opening. And I’m working back from the ending to get to the opening, at least in the outline. Characters for another piece are also talking, a piece that started percolating last week. So it’s a little noisy internally right now. Fortunately, with the long weekend, there’s a decent amount of external quiet.

I may be working out of town towards the end of the upcoming week — I was asked on Friday night, supposed to get all the details by Saturday morning, and still don’t have them, but I’m getting the week sorted as though I’m going. If I go, then there won’t be a crunch at the end of the week; if I don’t, I have a bigger swatch of unscheduled time to devote to the writing. Either way, it’s a positive.

And I have clean clothes for the trip! 😉

Back to the page to get a little bit done before I head out on errands, then hunker down inside for the rest of the day.

Devon

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