Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Day before the Full Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Venus Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde

I am so frustrated I could just take an axe to the computer. Actually, it’s not the computer’s fault. Ever since I was forced to upgrade the e-mail system (because MSN decided that no one without an upgrade could continue receiving e-mail), my entire system has been in chaos.

I lost an entire day of writing because of it and I am so frustrated all I want to do is smash things – namely the computer.

Unfortunately, that won’t solve anything.

On top of that, I feel lousy, I’m going back and forth with an editor on a payment I should have received weeks ago, I’m waiting for another payment that is THREE MONTHS late – hello, people there are bills to be paid over here. This is my business, not my hobby, stop acting like you’re doing me a favor by maybe getting around to paying me someday.

I got an article rejection. I wanted to turn around and send them something else, but the piece I want to send is too long and can’t be gutted in order to fit the guidelines. I submitted another article to a publication and sent a query packet for a possible column.

Do you get the feeling I really, REALLY want to write a column? I keep searching the boards for places who want columnists.

Again, the damned screen froze for a good thirty seconds. I am so sick of Microsoft and their substandard products – for which they charge too much money and give zero customer service.

I need to start putting aside money so I can buy a Mac and switch everything over.

And there’s no hockey tonight.

Enough ranting. There must be something good somewhere, and I need to switch off my computer to find it.

Oh, I thought of one thing: the e-mail interviews for the new article are going well. The responses I’m getting are fascinating, and I think it will be an interesting and unusual article.

I even thought of a second thing: I got an idea for a new story on the train home yesterday. It’s a different type of ghost story. Let’s hope I can pull it off.

Okay, I feel a little better now. Let me go off in search of something else positive.



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