Sunday, May 22, 2005
Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn
Rainy and cool
While I’m sad that Giacomo did not win the Preakness yesterday, I think he’s more than proven he’s a class A-1 horse – he still beat most of a field that got more respect than he did. He, Mike Smith, and John Shirreffs are a classy, extraordinary team. I look forward to their next outing together. Giacomo is a Kentucky Derby winner, and nothing can lessen that achievement.
I’m relieved that Afleet Alex and Scrappy T were not hurt in the heel-clipping incident. Jeremy Rose kept his head and trusted his horse. Alex is a smart one, and his natural intelligence saved several lives out there yesterday.
For a complete run-down of yesterday, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until my article comes out on FemmeFan on Tuesday.
Believe me, I have plenty to say.
I should have come straight back after the races last night and written, but I hung out with friends instead. Sometimes, you’ve got to do it.
I managed to do a good bit of work on Cutthroat Charlotte – not enough, but I’ll be able to polish a few issues today and get them out. I’ve reached the point where, in the next week or two, some of my major pirate characters will die. They have to – it’s historical fact. I considered getting one of the fictional characters out of the predicament, but it doesn’t ring true. It is highly upsetting, and I feel like an executioner. Worse, like a murderer. A murderer with a conscience, anyway, which very well could be a contradiction in terms.
A spur-of-the-moment conversation during yesterday’s undercard gave me the seeds for two novels. Wrote rough outlines. They’re taking their numbers behind all the other ideas stacked up.
Managed four loads of laundry and now, I have to focus on the writing.
I also have to get the notes I’ve done so far out to my mentee. It’s not fair to keep her hanging. I have notes on her first 50 chapters, and will get the last 34 done in the next few days.
More invitations to events are pouring in – June shapes up to be a busy month!
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