Wednesday, June 28, 2006
My article on the NHL draft is here:
and Exercise 10 is up on the Scruffy Dog Review Blog. It’s the last of the exercises in the cycle, leaving participants with 5 short stories or a good chunk of a novel ready to market.
I’m tired and achy and it’s not going to get better. In a fit of guilt, I agreed to work fulltime on the show between now and July 4th. Yeah, not too many days, but enough of them will be 14 hours +, including commuting, so I’m going to be exhausted. Especially since I already am exhausted by The Situation.
Many believe it’s been resolved; until I see the legal papers, I’m not going to be convinced. We haven’t been dealt with honestly or within the law since the beginning. Why would it suddenly change?
I picked up the wrong folder and didn’t have any writing with me yesterday. For the rest of the week, I have to be more careful, since most of my writing time has to happen on the train or in breaks.
I want to get some author quotes for an article I have due on August 1, so I need to do some research and formulate some questions to make that happen.
Finished Leaving A Trace, which is good, but it doesn’t deal with the process of using one’s journals to formulate a novel. It touches on it, but mostly discusses how to use it to create memoir. I use my journals as help in the novels, too. Especially when I travel – I try to take lots of photographs as well as writing entries far more detailed than on a usual day, with much more description. I couldn’t have worked on Tapestry the way I did without my journals from the time in which it’s set. The East Village of New York has changed too much.
I was too tired to start Sir Walter Scott’s journals last night. They’re too heavy to cart to and from the city, so I’ve got Kate Stone’s diary instead. She was a young woman in Louisiana at the start of the Civil War. I hadn’t bought it last time I was in New Orleans, although I’d looked at it; and regretted not buying it. When I found it at Strand a few weeks ago, I grabbed it.
I have some business correspondence to get out, some bills to pay, and a trip to the post office to get out the newsletter, all before the 10 AM train to the city. If I’m lucky, I’ll be home by 1 AM tomorrow.