Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Waxing Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Hot and humid

Colin Galbraith wrote a wonderful poem for The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project. Click the name of the project to read it – it is today’s entry. Thanks, Colin!

I'm very relieved that the Discovery Shuttle and its crew returned to earth safely. As someone who grew up with Apollo, the space program is a huge part of my life. It's hard to describe how important it is to people who were born after the first time a man walked on the moon. Few people who didn't experience that actual night can understand.

I'm also deeply saddened by Peter Jennings's death. He was a newsman whose work I liked and trusted.

The Press Release about the contest placement is here:


and my article “Summer Running” is up on FemmeFan here:


Yesterday was a good writing day, in spite of the horrid weather. Two issues of Charlotte written, revised, polished, and sent. Two long issues. And, more importantly, two very good issues. I’m going back to focusing on a particular serial each week, in spite of having to write other episodes to keep up, and this week is Charlotte week.

I also wrote the complete draft of the calendar article. I will let it sit and go back to it tomorrow.

Worked on my answers to the questions for the Round Table interview and sent them off for the second round.

Wrote three pages on another piece. Sent out a pitch for a column.

Read a bit more of Sense and Sensibility.

I’m restructuring my workout regimen, and I’m keeping a journal about it. No, not a blog – it’s simply not that interesting to anyone but me, and I don’t feel like putting in the time to make the daily progress sound witty and entertaining. It’s notations and ideas for restructuring, etc. It’s a handwritten journal in a yellow spiral notebook, so I can track my progress. If I make any huge breakthroughs, I’ll write about it here, because the more fit I am, the more stamina I have to write.

I messed up in one respect – I forgot it was Monday, which is one of my usual weight training days. I won’t try to make up for it today or I’ll throw the rhythm off. I’ll wait and do weights (okay, I really need another cup of coffee) tomorrow.

Off to the city for day work on the show for a few hours. Then back to more work on the serials and on Lighthouse Lady.

The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project
The Place and Space Journals Project

The Widow’s Chamber
Angel Hunt
Cutthroat Charlotte
For a free issue of any of the above serials, click the appropriate link and download.


At 4:04 PM, Blogger A.M.Adams said...

I really enjoy your blog. Reading it makes me feel like I, too, can be a fulltime writer one day soon.I am especially impressed by your organization and the 12,000 words per week goal. Good tips for novices such as myself. You have a regular reader here. Thank you for blogging!

At 8:29 PM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

I was sad to hear about Peter Jennings too. And glad to hear the shuttle arrived safely.

I'm trying to work out 2-3 times a week. It's hard for this non-exerciser.

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Lara said...

Good for you on keeping an Exercise Journal! (I should follow your example). Hubby and I were glued to the TV this morning, SO relieved that the shuttle arrived safely--can you imagine what must have been going through their heads as they were about to land? I sure can't. Scary.

Hey--it sounds like your "Issue Avoidance" was a good thing--you were fresh for your two stellar issues of Charlotte! Way to go!


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