Monday, February 07, 2005

Monday, February 7, 2005
Dark of the Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Sunny and mild

I feel better today, and I’m cheerful about the New England Patriots’ win in the Super Bowl last night. I’m not much of a football fan (or a baseball fan), but, since I was born in Mass., the two teams I care about in each sport are the Pats and the Red Sox.

I’m grateful that I wasn’t sicker than I was. It was enough to keep me from doing much, but not so much that I spent the past few days lying on the bathroom tile – I’ve certainly been that sick in the past and don’t recommend it.

Heard some good news from two friends – a writer friend is getting ready to launch some new projects – when he’s ready for an extra plug, I’ll mention it here. And two of my theatre friends left the business and moved to Maine. They’re only about an hour from my family, so next time I go up, I’ll get to visit them (and their dogs).

Sent off an impulsive query in response to an ad on a job board last night. It’s doing something I do well (dialogue) in a format in which I’ve never worked before. They’ve already responded asking for samples, so once I’m done with today’s quota of writing (Charlotte, Widow’s Chamber, and Glam Hearts), I will turn my attention to that.

I’m looking forward to teaching tonight – I think I feel well enough to do so, and the drive is only about fifteen minutes.

I edited and sent off two issues of Widow’s Chamber yesterday, and wrote most of another issue. I didn’t work on Glam Hearts – I didn’t feel very frothy, and the piece needs a lightness about it. I planned out three important sequences, which I think will eat up ten or twelve more scenes, and then I’ll have ten scenes or so to work with as bridges.

I hope to have the first draft done in a few days.

I was afraid my illness would imperil this weekend’s retreat; however, if I don’t take some time, I’ll just be so worn out that I’ll get sick again and it will be worse. So, I’ll hold to it and simply dig deeper all week to get the work done.

Now, off to Cuba in the 1700’s. . . .

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At 9:08 AM, Blogger Lara said...

So glad you're feeling better!

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Debra Young said...

I second that! d:)


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