July 29th, 2009

daily life

one last chance!

There’s one last chance to win an early copy of WALKING DEAD over at Book Love Affair! Go forth, participate!

I have written the beginning and the end of “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” to my satisfaction. Unfortunately, that leaves some five or ten thousand words in the middle that haven’t been done…

Argh. I keep thinking of things to post, but by the time I come sit down to write them up I’ve forgotten already. Or they’re things I want to talk about but can’t yet. Grr.

miles to Minas Tirith: 526.3
ytd wordcount: 197,200

(x-posted from the essential kit)

Cherie Priest silent auction

Sadly, despite my misleading blog title, Cherie Priest is not up for auction. It’s just as well; I doubt many of us could afford a Steampunk Goddess of our own.

She is, though, running a silent auction as a fundraiser for a friend of hers who’s had a run of insanely bad luck. She’s got a bunch of rare, hard-to-find, or not-yet-out books of hers up for auction, and is taking bids via email. There’s also a direct donation button if you feel moved to just send a few bucks his way.

On a completely other topic, why is it that it’s so hard to assign oneself a schedule outside of someone or something else enforcing it? Writing, yes, I manage the writing thing daily, but there are so many other things I’d like to do (practice the tin whistle, draw more, study Spanish) that I can’t ‘make time’ for. I need, like, a classroom schedule. An hour for this, an hour for that, four hours for writing, two hours for exercise… It’s not like I don’t make my own schedule, so why’s that so hard to do?

(x-posted from the essential kit)