Friday, April 15, 2005
Sunny and cool
I have a new story up, “History Lesson”, as Christy Miller:
It’s got the same cast of characters as “Dogs on Beach”, which Emerging Women Writers published last month.
I like these characters and want to do more with them. I have a third story, “The Purchase”, which needs some editing. And it kind of ends on a cliffhanger – either that, or it has to be even longer.
Got a new subscriber for the pirate serial, so I had to re-send a month’s worth of issues. I’m delighted someone else has found the piece and is interested in it. I hope my editor keeps all these new issues, so I don’t have to keep re-sending and re-sending and re-sending. There are some sets of issues that I’ve re-sent for every set of subscriptions. Since my subscription list is, thankfully, growing, that adds up. I understand that subscriptions are at different places, but once I’ve sent them, keep them already. Don’t make me do every individual set of subscriptions! My job is to write them.
Every minute spent re-sending is a minute lost writing, and, frankly, I don’t have that many minutes.
Get over it, already!
On a happier note, today is my friend Colin’s moving day. I wish him and his family a great deal of joy, health and abundance in their new home.
I have to run in to the city for some errands. I’d planned to go to the Post Office, but there’s a line around the block with people mailing their taxes. I’m annoying and smug because mine went off two days ago. So I might wait with postal errands until tomorrow.
It’s a lovely day and I look forward to dashing around. I’ll look forward even more to getting back home and writing. I want to do some more work on the western today – I think I’ll have Cam pick Nora up at Marie Leveau’s and have them run into Cletus and Elwood on the way back to the lodgings.
Yes, Cletus and Elwood, the two drunks filled with malapropisms from Nashville, are back, by popular demand!! And now they’re in New Orleans. The piece is going to get pretty intense after the ball as we push through to the end, and Cletus and Elwood will provide much needed comic relief.
On top of that, they will play an important part in the denouement.
Off to the train.
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