Saturday, March 05, 2005

Saturday, March 5, 2005
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Sunny and cold

The show was fun yesterday. If the rest of the shows this weekend go in the same vein, it will be a pleasant and pleasurable few days.

I started reading The Prize Game by Donald A. Petrie. It’s about another side of piracy – privateering. It seems in the 1800s, admiralty courts and trials about goods captured by privateers were major sources of entertainment. Although much of it takes place much later than the Charlotte years, it’s fascinating. Some of it, before the American Revolution, could be very interesting. And, eventually, I might have Charlie from Widow’s Chamber involved in some of this prior to the Civil War. Things to think about.

It’s an excellent book, and I’m enjoying it.

Finished an important chapter of Ransagh yesterday. Shawndor took a huge risk to protect the others, and a high price was attached. They’re finished at the Temple, and now can continue on. I have two more major sections in the East and then --- Book I is complete! Well, the first draft, anyway. And I’ll immediately start Book II, which deals with the South and the West.

I hope to get at least one issue of Widow’s Chamber roughed out before I have to leave. Today will be a 14 hour day, and I don’t know how much energy I have. Of course, the renovation jackasses are at it again.

I’m over apartment living. Big time.

Picked up an issue of a travel mag for which I’d like to write. I’m not sure if any of my current pieces are right for it, but now that I know their style, I can pitch in the appropriate voice. I’m going to pick up another one today to which I think I’m more naturally suited.

I’m taking Ransagh with me and will try to do some work on it in transit. I’d hoped to have the hockey article finished today, but no such luck. Urgh. No point in submitting something bad, and it still isn’t saying what I want to say.

Also, with the Derby prep races going, I have to start working on those articles. I should be able to do one article a week between now and the Belmont. Never a dull moment. May I have about 12 extra hours in the day, please?

Meetings in between show stuff this weekend with the music producer. This gig is fun.

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At 11:33 AM, Blogger Pandora Nicollet said...

Once you are through with apartment living, you are THROUGH! I was there a couple of years ago, and have never regretted buying my own house. Oh, maybe the time the toilet overflowed I regretted not being able to call Maintenance, just a wee bit. But overall it was the best thing I ever did for myself. Now if the neighboring Pekinese pair would just stop yipping everytime I open the back door....

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Debra Young said...

I second that! After two decades of apartment living I decided come hell or high water I was going to buy myself a home. Six years ago I did and I'm so happy. Living in So Cal, I could only afford a condo, but it is well-built, in a lovely old neighborhood near the beach, and quiet. You're going to love having your own house, Devon.


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