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  • 23:18 That earlier jott was "goats do roam" wine 1/2 off at Haskell's. #
  • 23:20 Twins lost baseball game. Post-phys. therapy walking made knee hurt a lot, and dress shoes gave me 4 blisters. Also, stinky man ick. #
  • 23:31 Whoa. I have so many photos to upload and sort through and try and do something with. ::runs and hides:: #
  • 07:08 Yeesh. Woke up v. tired. Hope I can escape work early & nap. ::crosses fingers:: #
  • 07:49 Suspect it's a bad sign that I've taken my first painkiller of the day before 8 AM. #
  • 08:27 Want to see this: ( #
  • 08:57 If a dog's wagging tail leans to the right, you're good. Useful info, via SciAm ( #
  • 09:11 Writer's Digest--good tips on how to find time to write - #
  • 09:35's free ebook-a-week program is teh awesome. + free Nebula nominees from fictionwise & I feel the need for an ebook reader. #
  • 09:36 Spam: "Spring weaken your organism. Support it with vitamins." #
  • 09:38 @ cvalenti re dog's tail - Their right. #
  • 11:04 #
  • 11:19 Prosthetics has open-skull surgery test subjects. Yikes! (via \.) #
  • 11:28 Wonder if I could write a romance a month...during work down-time? #
  • 13:03 Ngg. For the umpteenth time, NgithOwl has underpaid me by $2/hr for a significant chunk of time. Snarl. #
  • 13:14 Home. Step 1. Consolidate to-do list, master task list, floating scraps of paper, and "Action Needed" inbox items. #
  • 13:20 Boy kitty is snuggling ferociously. I think he missed me when I was gone all the time. #
  • 14:57 Happy. It is raining and cold outside, but I am snug at home. #
  • 15:24 Dear girl cat, You are welcome to sit on my lap and purr, but please stop trying to lick my hands as I type! #
  • 15:52 Poor husband has to work a double shift tonight! #
  • 16:35 Grrr. V. annoyed that "Error 623" keeps popping up. #
  • 16:39 Since my ride's working 2nd shift, think I will be staying home. And warm. Instead of gimping around all lonely and cold. #
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Friday, 10/13/2006 - full day (+ some) doing NightOwl coding, home and there
* [ profile] penthius freewriting - The Princess That Wasn't, a high-potential fairytale-twisting notion about a prince being raised as a princess to subvert a curse.

* Finished reading newsletter. Of particular interest to me was an article about podcasting that's a good basic overview with some useful links and suggestions.

* Processed agent rejection letter from the A-grade Trident Media Group--a nice personalized rejection from the agent's assistant. Waiting to hear back from one more agent in the A group--quite hoping this one will like it, as not only do I love the description of the agent who might be interested in my type of writing (Please??), but one of the other agents went to my high school in India, Woodstock, so I feel I've a bit of a personal connection to the firm, though I didn't mention it (sadly, this other agent doesn't rep my type of writing, so it didn't figure in). Nice to see other alumni doing well, though. I find the success of others I know or am connected to in some way to be encouraging, despite the occasional random pang of envy ([ profile] scott_lynch!). 'Cause, y'know, they're real people and they did it, and I'm a real person, so I can do it...or something like that.

* Coincidentally, had just participated in a discussion on [ profile] specficmarkets on the relative merits of solicited and agented work being presented to publication houses--now realize was sort of saying that my own work wasn't as good.... Nope! My own work is brilliant, or at least competently written and interestingly plotted, and by God, I will get an agent and many, many published novels, and a membership in SFWA. One day.
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"For the fortunate writers who have the talent, luck, or sheer cussedness to break into print..."
- From [ profile] eugie's not-directly-related but good article about the myths of writing for kids.

Yeah, that about sums it up. I don't claim great talent, and I'll never take luck for granted, but I've got sheer cussedness down. Ask anybody who's ever spent large amounts of time with me.


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