Friday, August 20, 2004
Hot, humid, sticky
Well, I have my week on the show back. None of the people they trained worked out – I could have told them that. So they asked to rebook me.
If I hadn’t lost the money from the computer problems, I could have and would have said no. As it was, I’m forced, financially, to say yes.
But I’m still pursuing other swing work.
The situation should have never happened in the first place. If a booking doesn’t mean a booking, then I have to work someplace where it does. It’s a shame, because it would have worked out for both parties to have me in part time over the next year or two. But, that’s the way it is.
My computer seems to be working, although I am still cautious. And not optimistic.
I overslept this morning and have been walking around, totally exhausted, not really getting back on my feet. I’m redoing m filing system and organizing. Nothing like spending four hours organizing and the room doesn’t look any better.
Helped a friend wrestle her cover off her futon so she could wash it, and then wrestle it back on. I want her to go to Newport with me next weekend to experience the health fair. Hopefully, she will. I think it’ll be fun to have someone to experience it with.
Caught up on e-mails, checked out the job boards and sent off a few queries.
I need to prep the episodes of Widow’s Chamber and get them off, write some more this weekend, and then switch back to Angel Hunt. I’ve lost my writing rhythm with the stresses of the past week.
It’s amazing that I’m not in a rubber room somewhere, under serious medication.
Hopefully, I can spend a couple of days in the library next week doing seventeenth century research for the pirate piece.
I’ve given up trying to have a full first draft of Periwinkle done by the time I go to Montauk at the end of the month. Perhaps I’ll use my time there as inspiration for the rest of the novel.
The afternoon will be spent with a friend at Playland Amusement Park. She’s never been, and I haven’t gone to it for fun since I was a kid. I want to write some articles about it. Even though it’s hot and so humid it’s like breathing underwater, I’m looking forward to a play day. I’m taking the digital camera, extra batteries, and off we go!!!