Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tuesday, August 2, 2005
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Hot and humid

I am NOT looking forward to the show tonight. Oh, well. It’s four hours of my life, and, even if it goes badly, eventually, it’ll be over.

Got a case of the blues. Spent too much time surfing the internet for no good reason instead of writing yesterday. I could come up with all sorts of justifications, as to how it’s gathering information, etc. Perhaps it’s true, but the reason I was doing it right then and there was because I didn’t feel like writing.

I ignored my own advice about getting my butt in the chair and getting to work. My butt was in the chair, but I was in the world of cyberspace, rather than in the world of any of the stories.

I did a bit of work on Tapestry and that’s it.

I need to adjust my attitude with the serials. I’ve soured in relation to them, because of situations that have little to do with the actual stories. But the end is in sight for all of them. I need to maintain the integrity of each story or I’ll regret it down the line. The petty stuff just has to be set aside. I stated my piece to the person I needed to. I got a response that was more about mollifying me than actually dealing with the issues, but hopefully one will lead to the other.

I spent some time messing with some of the computer programs I don’t know much about, trying to learn more. I signed up for a free online course in Desktop Publishing a few days ago, but haven’t had time to do the lessons. I think I’m going to save them and start them when the moon turns. Wrote part of a booklet that either will be a free offering on my site, or will be incredibly cheap.

I sent of a pitch for a job this morning. I’ve got a few other job boards to check, and then it’s back to work on Charlotte and Tapestry. I have to leave for the show mid-afternoon and hope I get through it.

I’m just frustrated and cranky today, that’s all. I’ll get over it.

Devon
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5 Comments:

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Lara said...

I had a "surfing-not-writing" day yesterday too. And today I'm cranky and tired, so we can commiserate together. (did I say that right?)

Hope you feel better soon, sweetie. Break a leg tonight!

;-)

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

You know... I feel just exactly the same way. I totally ignored the serials yesterday and got THREE renewals which means now I have to get my butt in gear and WRITE.

So we can all three commiserate together. Too bad we're not in the same city so we could do it in person.

{{HUGS}}

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Devon Ellington said...

I know. It would be great to sit in a bar with a couple of glasses of wine and have a good session!

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger Colin said...

Ah - a good sesh! Sounds like jist what ye need, lass! ;-)

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Boy I know the feeling - it's so easy to surf and surf and surf - but sometimes that's a sign you drastically need a break.
That'd be so cool if we could all get together in person!

 

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