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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Break on through

Words Written:”I Need a Man,” 1637
Writing Stats: Followed up on a late payment. Received one rejection; story to be sent out again tomorrow. Received comp copy of Sex in Public, which includes the Sophie story “Make Me Come at the Ball Game.”
Exercise: yoga

Writing! After a lovely brunch with Gillian, Donna (visiting from Baltimore), et al, I went allll the way down the street to Lulu’s Beehive (okay, all of 1.3 miles!) to meet up with Christine for a writing session. We were both struggling a bit, but she made her goal of 5 pages (half of her goal for the week!) and I broke through and wrote over 1K on an as-yet untitled story (the deadline for which is tomorrow…) as well as a snippet on another.

Writing has been difficult to the point of non-existence for a while. I’m still not entirely sure why; all I know is that I’ve just had no enthusiasm for it. Not for a single project, which would have told me that there was a problem with that project, but for writing as a whole. So, it felt especially good to get back to it, to produce, to create.

I got home and had a snack, and soon thereafter Cat called, asking if she could spend the night. But of course! We hung out and chatted, and then she napped and I finished the story and talked to Ken. Then I woke Cat and we watched about half of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy before she started snoring softly. (She denies that last part.) So I sent her off to bed; we can watch the rest some other time. I still <3 Zaphod.

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I’ve been selected as a juror, which will make for an interesting rest of the month. It’s just three days a week for two weeks, and then three or four days the final week. We don’t have to be there until 10 a.m., which is horribly civilized. So although I’ll be busy, I’ll still have ample time to get everything else done that’s on my plate.

Of course, I should probably start by getting to bed at a reasonable hour tonight… Oops, too late. (Well, it’s reasonable for me, but the rest of the world might disagree.)

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Currently Reading: The Changeling: Book Two of the Fey, Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Lately Listened To: RWA sessions
Recently Watched: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

4 comments:

TeresaNoelleRoberts said...

I'm sorry to hear it's been such a struggle and glad you were able to break through. It's been tough for me the past week or so, but at least I know why. (Sinus foo, now blessedly fading, which has made it hard to focus on anything.)

I'll be interested to hear about your jury experience. I've been called a few times, but never selected.

(Sorry about the deleted comment, but I looked at what I'd written and decided I didn't like it and there's no way to edit!)

Christine said...

And a wonderful time it was! Thank you SO MUCH for being there...you truly made my day. Hugs! And may the writing become exciting again!

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

There--I deleted it forever for you!

This is the first time I've had the opportunity to get this far towards jury service. Previously, I was a reporter (who'd worked for the DA), had a financial hardship, or was overseas!

Speaking of sinus problems, I see that Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs also has Lush-like bath bombs, including ones for sinus problems and headaches. Very tempting...

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Ooh, Christine, we posted simultaneously!

Well, YOU made MY day! So there! May the writing be exciting and fresh for us both. :-)