Saturday, May 28, 2005
Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn
Sunny and mild
Finally, some sunshine! Let’s hope it stays around.
And, some unexpected personal sunshine – my SO managed to get a few days off from work and fly in from Europe for the long weekend. He remembered to call from the car on the way from the airport – because suddenly he worried that maybe I’d decided to go away for the weekend! But it’s all local social things, so not a problem. And, since he actually respects and supports my writing, I don’t have to fight for writing time this weekend, either. He knows I’m on deadline and about to embark on too many hours in the theatre, so it’s all calm.
Up early, read the latest racing reports, finished my article and sent it off to FemmeFan. Good thing I didn’t send it yesterday – an unconfirmed case of strangles has been discovered at Belmont, which means certain barns are quarantined, certain horses out of training, certain horses waiting to ship, etc., etc. That’s news the readers need to know.
Keeping my promise to stay away from the articles today to get some perspective. But I’ll work on Tapestry and Charlotte today, and maybe the blueberry short story that’s due on the 1st. And maybe Elusive Prayers and/or Ransagh?
I still have heard nothing back from the artists to whom I sent contracts, per my publisher’s instructions for KIC. I don’t think the publisher should have us doing the contracts anyway – everything should go through her. But I e-mailed her and told her it’s almost two weeks and I haven’t heard back from any of them and now what? I hate it when someone demands I do something yesterday, I put aside my work and do it, and then . . .nothing. I’m also annoyed that I’ve heard nothing from the mentee. I treated her like a professional, and I expect professional courtesy in return – whether she agreed with my notes or not. I’ll give it another few days before asking her what’s going on and then letting the mentoring program know what’s going on. My time is too valuable to waste on people who aren’t serious about their craft.
I’m off one of the writers’ forums, too. The board upgraded, and now won’t allow me access. It keeps saying I need an “activation code”, but when I request it, it isn’t sent. I’ve requested it several times over the past few days and . . .nothing. Oh, well. One less distraction.
I came up with a name for those mini creations I discussed yesterday, and I will share it as soon as I play with them a little bit more. I have to contact Canon – I’ve tried everything to get my scanner to work, but no go. I need it replaced. Everything else works like a dream, but I need the scanner – I have too many photo projects coming up, and some of them will use old photos that I need to scan. I already had to buy a CD burner because Dell screwed me when I bought the computer, not pre-loading what I ordered and refusing to correct it – I’m not buying a scanner as well, when my printing unit is supposed to take care of it.
I need to do some work on Tapestry before we head off to the library. I’m going to take some photos as we walk through town on the way to the library.
And, of course, the effing Blogspot is giving me problems AGAIN.
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