Friday, October 6, 2006
Full Moon – Blood Moon
Cloudy and cold
“Whisper” by Danielle Frézier is up on Circadian.
Yesterday was less of a writing day and more of a treasure hunting day. I need all 12 Plum books to write this essay. However, right now, I can’t afford to spend the kind of money on the full set that getting them at full price entails. Much as I love supporting living authors while they can still enjoy the royalties, I can usually only do so one book at a time. Plus, I figure right now, Evanovich is doing well enough that she can afford to take the financial hit more than I can.
So I ran around to local thrift shops and library sale shelves to see how many I could find. I’d already bought 3 Plums at my hometown library’s sale shelves. And this is what else I came up with:
Port Chester Library: 1 Evanovich non-Plum
Greenwich Library: 3 Plums, 2 Evanovich non-Plums
Greenwich Thrift Shop: 1 non-relevant really cool book
Mamaroneck Library: nothing
Larchmont Library: nothing
Larchmont Thrift Shop: 1 Plum
White Plains Library: 1 Plum (and the court house next door had the fire alarm go off and everyone had to evacuate – before my friendly neighborhood firemen can tease me – I swear, I had nothing to do with it)
Harrison Library: nothing
Purchase Library: nothing
West Harrison Library: we got lost and never found it.
So I now have 8 out of 12 books. I’m missing 2, 3, 7, and 12, which I hope to get my hands on in the next week. The non-Plums are relevant for comparison/contrast. As soon as I fill in the missing Plums, I can start reading the whole set in order, taking notes relevant to the essay.
I’m going to empty one of my crates and put all the books and other materials I accumulate relevant to this project in one spot so nothing can wander.
I fell in love with the Greenwich Library – everything from their shelves and shelves of sale books and other books to the café to the readings rooms to . . .well, everything. I may have to go back there and do some work. They’re also very friendly.
I got a few pages done on Real – not as much as I wanted to, but at least something. I put in a “place holder” because I was stuck and wanted to keep going; however, I have to go back and do the scene, or I can’t build the scene in the next chapter. Grrr.
Today will be another non-writing day – errands in the city, then meeting a friend at the Frick, going to lunch, giving a tour at the show, etc., etc. Should be fun.
It’ll be good to give my brain a break, and will help me to focus this weekend. Especially since I’m doing the show Sunday, and therefore only have Saturday and Monday to write.
PS I made it to Staples.
Real – 105, 500 words out of est. 112,000
105 / 112