Disappearing Days

Posted by on January 5, 2010 in culture, freelancing, life in klaskyville, sfnovelists, uncategorized | 1 comment

No, those of you waiting for the newsletter haven’t missed getting it.  Time was mysteriously sponged up by other activities yesterday and today; I’ll get the newsletter out tomorrow…

Most of those "mysterious activities" are painfully boring and not worth my recounting here.

Suffice to say, though, that I enjoyed tea and conversation with a friend this afternoon.  And I invested hours this morning, trying to come up with The Perfect Titles for some works in progress.  And this evening, I registered for Smithsonian lectures for the next few months.  Topics of those lectures include Vermeer, Baseball Umpires, Glial Cells, Greek Archeology, and Mithridates.  I’d like to think that shows a relative diversity of interests on my part ๐Ÿ™‚  (The lecturer on Greek archeology is one of my favorites; he’s one of the few speakers I’ll pay to listen to for an entire day.)

Oh!  Just to prove that I am a writer, I have an article in this month’s Romance Writers Report (the magazine published by Romance Writers of America.)  The topic is "Coping with Crunch-Time" and it gives strategies for, um, coping with crunch-time (with deadlines for contracted works or contests or other writing-related crunches.)

And I posted my monthly post over at SFNovelists yesterday, discussing my take on New Year’s resolutions, of both the writing and general-life variety:  http://www.sfnovelists.com/2010/01/04/day-late-dollar-short-or-how-i-make-new-years-resolutions/  (Feel free to drop by over there and comment – no registration necessary!)

Mindy, ready for dinner

1 Comment

  1. Your newsletter must be hanging out with my “First of the Year” blog. You know, the one in which I state that one of my goals for the year is to blog more regularly ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sigh.

    Just got my RWR–can’t wait to read your article! I promise you a real email tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚