Tuesday, August 31
Rainy, sticky, hot
Sometimes, one gets the nicest, most unexpected surprises. I completely forgot to get the mail yesterday until about midnight. When I picked it up, I found an unfamiliar envelope. Opening it, I found a lovely letter from N2Arts.com about my articles – and a check! Love that!
I looked at the site, and one of the two articles I wrote for them is up, called “Auditions From Behind the Table”:
The site is beautiful and the article came out well. I’m very pleased and ran off several copies for my clip file.
The letter also stated that they would like to work with me again. So, this morning, I sent a thank you and pitched a few more article ideas. I’ll send the editor a handwritten thank you later today. Gotta strike while he still remembers me! Plus, it’s a quality site and I’d like to build a long-term relationship.
I had to turn off the RNC speeches last night. The party platform is so appallingly against anyone except the rich having rights that it literally made me nauseous to listen to them. The speakers stood up there, smirking smugly and using 9/11 as a marketing tool to sway people who didn’t live through the event on site. Many of the families of 9/11 victims are feeling exploited, and that’s exactly what’s happening. The tragedy is being exploited. Our pain and suffering is being exploited, and the actual events are being re-written and re-told in a way that puts the party in a positive light – when what actually happened here is quite different that what’s being said. I’m disappointed that Guiliani is stumping for Bush – although RG is a Republican, and loyal to his party, even though he does not toe the party line. His anti-Kerry speech was full of fire and brimstone, but little fact, and I expect better from him. One delegate interviewed admitted that the only way to push forward the party’s ultraconservative agenda was to say whatever was necessary to get the party was in, and then take the action they believed was right. In other words, it’s okay to lie, as long as your party gets in, and then you can overturn our constitutional rights.
This blog is not supposed to be about politics, but with it right in my face right now, I can’t avoid it. And it affects and will affect my future. Which means it’s affecting my writing.
It’s not even 8 AM, and I’ve pitched a series of articles, caught up on e-mail, done yoga and morning chores, and am drinking my coffee. I still need to shower, go to the bank, and do some work on both Angel Hunt and Cutthroat Charlotte before I catch the 10 AM train in to the theatre. I have a full eight show week, and a slew of both fiction and non-fiction to complete this week.
A “To Do” list will only depress me.
I have to simply DO.
Coming soon: Cutthroat Charlotte, an action/adventure pirate saga on the high seas!