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23 February 2009 @ 05:45 pm
hiding from the internet  

Today I am hiding from the internet, because I want to watch the Oscars tonight without already knowing who won what. Gmail already helpfully let me know who won the best film, but I have managed to not see anything else while checking email, so that’s pretty good. (Oh crap. Ted says the download won’t be done tonight. I’m going to have to stay offline tomorrow, too! Multiple Media Avoidance Days! Agh!)

The result of staying offline today is I got quite a lot of work done. (Go figure. I suppose this means I’ll get a lot done tomorrow, too…) I’ve been revising TRUTHSEEKER, fixing things that were weak or needed more detail, smoothing out transition scenes, that kind of thing. I’m halfway through the manuscript, which isn’t, y’know, *done* yet, but this is helping to solidify it so I can finish it all in one go. Given that I spent 90 minutes today cleaning and rearranging my office, it’s probably a safe bet that I will get revisions done tomorrow when I don’t have that distraction, so perhaps if I work really hard I’ll finish the book over the weekend. I have to get it done by the 6th, because…

…I got the WALKING DEAD AAs to do, too, and they’re due the 9th. I really don’t want to stop working on TRUTHSEEKER to do the AAs, so, well, I have to finish it. And then immediately after that I need to do revisions on “Cairn Dancer”. And then maybe I can take a week off before I start the fifth Walker Papers novel. Except then’ll be P-Con, and there’s no point in working for three days and then going to the con and losing any momentum, so either I take two weeks off or none. Guess which would be wiser. Frak. :p

Well, crap. I guess I’m going to spend the evening watching Doctor Who and reading, since I can’t turn on the TV or the radio.

miles to Minas Tirith: 59.2

(x-posted from the essential kit)
dqg_nealdqg_neal on February 23rd, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Lucky you don't have to worry about it being revealed via the radio as well.
irishkateirishkate on February 23rd, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
well if you are taking unexpected days off which will be in the country are you up for traveling or company?
SaffronRose: stellarpentaclesaffronrose on February 24th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
To Pagans/Witches/Druids, PCon is the largest indoor gathering of our kind in the year, held over President's Day weekend (which is too often the same weekend as Valentine's Day, drat it).

I always enjoy myself there--there was a wheat-weaving workshop at which I did poorly on a Welsh Fan corn dolly, and a large ritual in which I had a minor part in the "cast", a Brigid healing ritual led by a respected elder of national stature, and a lot of visiting with folks I ordinarily see only this one weekend a year.

So, what's P-Con to you?

Eagerly, butt not rudely os, awaiting the next book.