Friday, August 05, 2005

Friday, August 5, 2005
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Hot and humid

I sold the travel article on Boothbay Harbor and the one on Playland Amusement Park. When I get back from the show tonight, I’ll pop off the photos, and I’ll post the link as soon as they’re up. I’m delighted – I like the site a lot, and I want to expand my travel writing – isn’t that one of my GDRs? The editor also seems great to work with.

Started a new project yesterday, which I hope to share with everyone at some point next week. It’s been bouncing around in my head for awhile, and it’s related, but different, to a non-fiction proposal on which I’m working, which will start making the rounds in September. Don’t worry, my friends . . .I’m not going off half-cocked in yet another direction. Not only is there A Plan, it will fit into several of the GDRs we’ve been working on. More to follow.

Some people had problems with the 13 Journals Newsletter in PDF, so I rescued my copy and then changed the format and resent it in Word. So, hopefully now, everyone can read it. The test I’d sent to myself worked, but the version I sent in the actual list mailing came out gibberish. Go figure. But I think I have a way to make sure everyone can read it. So that’s all good.

Got to check the racing entries and put up Racing Ink before I dash to the city. Errands to do before day work (of course – in the brutal heat, I have to run around during high noon), but I hope to be home in the early evening, get the photos off to the travel editor, and then get some writing done.

I’m thrilled that I sold the articles – they’re about places close to my heart, and increase my travel writing credits.

I pulled out my Jane Austen books yesterday – I thought I had a complete set from my grandmother. But, although there are multiple volumes, each book is split into two volumes – in other words, I only have the complete Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Mansfield Park. I have half of Pride and Prejudice, but I have the whole version in a different edition. I want to get my hands on Northanger Abbey and Persuasion and re-read them all.

Recently re-read Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember. I’d completely forgotten the plot – only remembered the title – and kept waiting for one more revelation I expected which never came. Also read Murder on the Links, which I’d never read before. Love those 10 cent books – pages 9-12 were missing, but it doesn’t’ seem I missed much. I found that one very forced.

Okay, off to pick race horses for the weekend, and then it’ll feel like jumping into a kettle of boiling water, being out in today’s weather!

Oh, yeah, and I've been invited to contribute a couple of short stories to a poker anthology. Guess I better play a few hands this weekend and get back up to speed.

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At 11:35 AM, Blogger Lara said...

I LOVE Jane Austen! (I have a little boxed set of paperbacks). She is so inspiring. And yes, I still wish we could talk that way...

BIG CONGRATS on the articles!

At 8:53 AM, Blogger Sandy J said...

I loved Agatha Christie and once owned her complete set. On our last move to a new state, the box containing those and several special autographed books were lost :-(
Congratulations on the new sale!

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Colin said...

Congrats on those travel articles - the first of many, I'm sure!


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