Monday, October 11, 2004

Monday, October 11
Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Sunny and cool

What a beautiful fall day! Crisp, clear, and just right. It was great to go for a walk to get the paper this morning. Although a dead pigeon on the road made me sad. I know, I know, it’s “only” a pigeon or “only” a squirrel or “only” roadkill, but it still makes me sad.

Kicked the cats out of the bedroom at 3:30 this morning because they were way too busy for me to get any sleep. I then got a solid four hours of good sleep -- I think they’ve lost their bed privileges.

In spite of feeling unfocused yesterday, I managed to write a few more episodes of Angel Hunt and polish what I’d written. I submitted five episodes. And I did my four pages on The Other Project.

Lianna’s pretty tough on the two kids who called up something they couldn’t handle. One of the things I like about her character is that the angrier she gets, the more caustic she gets, and the funnier it all becomes. But, at the same time, some strong philosophical theories are brought forward without preaching. I’m happy with the piece and its direction. I thought I’d have to wind it up in February, but the way it’s going, I think I may renew that contract. And I have a feeling the two teenagers might play a more important part than I originally intended. They’re learning to choose to use their intelligence – and to deal with the consequences.

The Blog Directory ( and Blogwise ( have added this blog to their directories. I’ll give them a reciprocal link and take out the Blog Search Engine Link. They’ve told me for a month I was listed, and I’m still not. So goodbye to them. It’s gotta be a two-way street.

The press release for Cutthroat Charlotte is out:

I have to work on the press releases for the two columns and then I’ll be caught up for the moment. I’m wondering if I’ll ever feel as though I’m caught up for more than a moment? Probably not. I think it’s part of freelancing.

It’s been a few weeks now since the FenCon ad, and I can’t see that it sold any subscriptions. I’m glad I supported a new venture, but if it doesn’t sell subscriptions, it’s not the market to which I need to pitch, and I’ll have to find somewhere else to advertise. I wouldn’t know until I tried, right?

Caught up on e-mail. I’m having problems with a Microsoft Internet Explorer popping open – and then popping open several dozen windows so quickly it looks like winning a computer solitaire game, where the cards leap all over the screen. It jams up the system and I have to shut everything down and reboot.

I am so over Microsoft.

Back to work on the serials and the columns today. And the hockey article. It’s chilly enough that I wish they’d turn the heat on, but legally, they don’t have to until Oct. 14. So it’s another sweater and an extra pair of socks, and off I go.



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