October 30th, 2008

catie_cute

*Argh*.

Ok, first the Eason’s site gave no indication the Gaiman thing was a ticketed event (I checked about five times before I left for South Carolina), and now it says that it is, and that the tickets are sold out. Ok, well, slovobooks/Pádraig is a hero of the revolution and has an extra ticket. But also, the Eason’s site had indicated the thing was at 6 or 6:30, and now says it’s at 7, and it turns out I was wrong about when buses leave: I thought there was a quite late bus that left at 9 and went through Longford around 11, but if there was, maybe it was a summer route or something, because the last one I can get on to get back to Longford is at seven. And I’m afraid I’ve just got too much *shit* to do to lose all of today and, realistically, all of tomorrow to going in to Dublin tonight and travelling back tomorrow.

*Crap*.

Well, I guess that puts paid to my little vacation here. :p

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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:p

It may be just as well my Dublin/Gaiman plans were thwarted, as I’m beginning to think what I assumed were the last vestiges (a cough, a still-runny nose, and a regular headache currently centered in my right eye) of the South Carolina cold are instead a whole new cold of their own. I cannot tell you how delighted I am by this. *sigh* Anyway, perhaps rushing in and out of Dublin on public transportation wouldn’t have been such a great idea after all.

It is with this set of symptoms I am about to dive into November, Nanowrimo, and revisions. I have never successfully done revisions and written a new book at the same time, so it’s pretty likely I’m not going to get much of any NNWMing done the first week of the month, which already bodes ill for reaching 50K, much less the 75K I’m actually aiming for. Oh well: fortunately, the book (for which I signed the contract today, yay!) is not due until 28 February. And it’s short. Still, I’d like to write it this year, which would put me back in the “only two books due in 2009″ swing I want to be in.

I think I will go take some aspirin now.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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