Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Sunny and cold!!!
It’s a couple of degrees below zero this morning. Makes me appreciate the nice, warm apartment.
Day work was fine yesterday. Ate dinner at my favorite spot, Vinyl (an amazing salmon burger) and wrote four pages of Never Too Late, which I decided to rename Shallid. “Shallid” is Manx for “in a twinkling”, and, since the protagonist’s life changes that quickly . . .
So, as of today, Never Too Late, which sounded like a badly written romance novel, becomes more of what it’s truly about, Shallid.
The show was fine. I even managed to wrestle the one girl into the Obnoxious Ball Gown. On time.
The rest of the week at the show will be wacky – I’m training someone on the track I’m doing on Thursday and Friday (a swing training a swing, now there’s a bright idea). Then, I’m dressing one of the leads on Saturday matinee, a principal I’ve never dressed before – in a difficult track – Saturday night, and the lead again on Sunday matinee.
Whatever. They’ll get on stage and they’ll be wearing clothes. That’s about the best they can hope for.
A roster of medical appointments today, and, I’m hoping to get some writing done in and around as well.
I want to get back to Fix-It Girl, and I want to do some more work on Shallid.
I mentioned how, in my next set of GDRs, I’m going to have a Primary Project and a Secondary Project, with page goals set for each. Right now, my Primary Project is Fix-It Girl, with my Secondary Project Shallid. I want to get the first draft of the former finished sometime in January so it can rest before edits.
Clear the Slot has rested too long. I’m setting up a meeting with someone who can set me straight on the bit of wrong information I have, and then that will go into edit, and Tapestry needs to go into edit as soon as possible.
When the first draft of Fix-It Girl is done, I want Shallid to be the Primary with Periwinkle rotating into Secondary position. And Ransagh then sits in wait after Periwinkle. That should keep me busy for awhile.
Oh, yeah, and I need to write the rest of my Christmas cards today. And do the blog for the Scruffy Dog Review. I had a brilliant idea for it yesterday – and promptly forgot it.
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