Friday, June 11, 2004
It took me three hours to answer my e-mail this morning. I couldn’t believe it. I thought maybe it was twenty or thirty minutes.
Show last night was fine. I’ll be moved back into dressing Principals for the rest of the week because another dresser has an illness in the family and I know her show quite well. So they’ll pull in another swing for the Women’s Ensemble and I’ll go back upstairs.
I had a hard time getting going this morning, but I managed to get a bit of grocery shopping done and some errands.
Now I barely have three hours left in which to write.
And those blasted leaf blowers are at work again. Argh.
On top of that I’m getting “run time error” and “abnormal program termination” approximately every five minutes. How much do I hate Microsoft?
Next large check, I’m going Mac.
Two more episodes of Angel Hunt. Polished all six episodes and sent them off. I’m happier with this sequence than anything I’ve written on the piece thus far. It’s taking some interesting turns. Some of the dialogue may be a bit philosophical – is there such a thing as a philosophical occult horror novel? Well, there is now. The basis of belief can be pretty scary.
Two episodes roughed out on The Widow’s Chamber. I thought could squeak by without research, but I had to go hunting for the history of bloomers and the history of chloroform. I'm not quite sure why bloomers and temperance go together, outside of the persona of Amelia Bloomer. It's not something that's relevant to this story, but I might investigate further for the future. I think I may be stretching the time line a bit with the use of chloroform in 1852 – although it was in use in Edinburgh in 1847, “discovered” in 1831, I’m not quite sure when it came into use in the States. I can always mea culpa in the notes on the website, but I’ll do some more digging. I’d like it to be as accurate as possible.
Need to take a nap so I’ll be able to do the show tonight.
Brain frying. Signing off now,