Sunday, December 11, 2005
Sunny and cold
Struggling to stave off the blues. Don’t know if I’ll succeed. But I’ve got to try.
Up early – mostly because worries prevent me from a good night’s sleep. But got in a good grocery shopping, and I think I’m set for the holiday baking. I need to make several of my large chocolate raspberry cakes next week to take in to various colleagues.
I still haven’t found out what time I’m supposed to show up at the Queens Cemetery tomorrow for the television filming. I expect I’ll have to get up around 3 or 3:30 AM to get out there and get everyone dressed so the first shot they need can go off as soon as it gets light.
I plan to go in to the city tonight and stay over, then come out tomorrow night and start Holiday Hell at the show on Tuesday. Plus dealing with everything else.
I need to write a press release (at least one – I should be writing three) today, get a few submissions out, and get back to work on the holiday cards.
I feel about as creative as wilted lettuce. So let’s hope there’s some craft on which to fall back.
I’m going to take Never Too Late back and forth with me to the city in these next two weeks, and try to get a couple of pages done here and there on The Fix-It Girl when I’m home.
I’ll repost both the 2005 GDRs and the 2006 GDRs for people shortly.
Will publish tomorrow’s Circadian poem today, since I won’t be anywhere near a computer until late.
Clear the Slot stares at me. I must get back to work on it, once I’ve researched the point on which I’m pretty sure I made a huge mistake. I need to cut 60-100 pages from the manuscript and just, overall, make it better. There’s a lot of good character stuff in it, but I have to make it work overall. And, I think I’m going to have this book end slightly differently – since the first two books deal with the first year with this team, I want to end Slot on a cliffhanger. Originally, I ended it on a softer note that still left room for Sweep Check, but now, I think it will work better for both books if it ends on more of a cliffhanger. The question then becomes, do I pick up in Sweep Check a moment later, or do I pick it up farther along? Not sure yet.
Tapestry also demands my attention for rewrites. Plus, I need to track down my subscribers and make sure those subscriptions are fulfilled. I will track down the other subscribers from the other serials and fulfill them as I can. I need to hit a finishing point on the other three subscriptions, in order to fulfill the subscriptions that were up to where I was in the writing.
I have the coded list of subscriptions (without names) – I just have to match them.
My energy is completely sapped and I have two weeks’ of backbreaking work ahead of me, so I’m not sure how it’s all going to shake out.
Got to move one step at a time, I guess. Just one step at a time.