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26 January 2008 @ 08:55 am
critical thinks  

Man, yesterday was a lot more frantic than I expected it to be.

Writing was interrupted (after, thank goodness, I’d reached my minimum quota) by the arrival! of! Books! Yay! Books! Also, five minutes later, Justin Gustainis‘ BLACK MAGIC WOMAN (which has a cover dismayingly similar to HOUSE OF CARDS, actually) arrived for me to read for possible blurbage, and I had to set it aside because otherwise there would be doom (it looks awfully good. It looks like an idea I wish I’d thought of.).

Eventually I staggered out of the house to do some shopping, returned triumphantly with berries (I’m starting to sound like Deborah!), spent way too much time enjoying reading reasons why I should send people books, and *finally* sat myself down to do another round of writing. Too late, because I ended up a hundred words shy of my goal before I went to have dinner and listen to music with Kate (which was extremely nice, though to our surprise the music apparently actually started on time, so by the time we wandered over half an hour or forty minutes after start-time, the pub was packed and hot and we weren’t as close to the musicians as we might’ve liked. OTOH, we got to talk, so that was okay too. :)).

I got home around 9:30 and instead of finishing my words, I discovered my editor’d sent me a PDF of the HANDS OF FLAME cover, which I think is gorgeous, but I didn’t have Photoshop on the new computer to properly manipulate it with. So I spent a harried while trying to get that dealt with (thank you, Trent) and never did actually get it posted yesterday, and am on the wrong computer to do it now.

And I spent a lot more time reading reasons why I should send people books. :)

Anyway, the point is I’ve got a couple things I’ve *got* to do today, and several others I should do, because yesterday was more chaotic than I expected. So:

critical thinks:
- write 1000 words, +yesterday’s last 100
- deal with all pending Chance issues, including:
» doing the thumbnail(s)
» setting up FTP
» figuring out cover art ideas
» respond to late-submission artists

less critical thinks:
- make^H^H^H BUY bread at the market
- clean kitchen (probably not in that order)
- shop for dinner (pretty critical, this)
- go to the gym
- don’t panic

(frantic; I need to add a ‘frantic’ to the icons list)

ytd wordcount: 31,800
miles to Minas Tirith: 63

(x-posted from the essential kit)
All Over The Mapjemck on January 26th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
Black Magic Woman is excellent, fyi. I shall probably be blogging a review of sorts next week.
out_totheblackout_totheblack on January 26th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
Our mantra is BREATHE.
kitmizkit on January 26th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)







Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on January 27th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
This is so totally off-topic and a cliche question, to boot.

First of all, I'm catching up on my to be read pile, and am halfway through Thunderbird Falls. It's SO. MUCH. FUN! :)

But now, the question. Petite... Isn't based on a real car, is it? (not in the sense of not knowing whether a 1969 Mustang ever existed, but whether that particular, purple 1969 Mustang did)
kit: petitemizkit on January 27th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
She is, actually. Years and years ago Ted and I saw a purple 1969 Mustang for sale at a dealership in Soldotna, Alaska, and oh god I wanted that car, but, y'know, we were newly weds, and who had ten thousand dollars to spend on a car (it was such a great price, really, but). So it ended up in the Walker Papers. :) I don't know that it was actually a Boss 302, but Petite is. :)

And you're the first person to ask that! :)