• C42 Chance done: "His voice sounded strange in his own ears; he wasn’t sure whether it was his voice or his ears." #
  • Six more chapters… #
  • Wait…one whole Monday went by with no rejections. That's okay, I just got one this morning. #
  • C46 Chance done: "He found himself singing the alphabet song under (obviously) his breath. No, that wasn’t right." #
  • Florida Roadkill – Tim Dorsey: Poorly-disorganized, nonlinear plot that was brilliant when all pieces known. Probably better in next book. #
  • Also, some brilliant murder weapons. #
  • All good citizens show up early to collect their children on the first day of school. #
  • Ray and I are not sure about her new teacher. Seems to state obvious things in a triple-underscore tone. #
  • Last Chance day! For the first draft, anyway. Then on to Ray book #2 and a murder mystery party game. #
  • Done with first draft of A Chance Damnation! "Aloysius squatted down next to Jerome. Damn, that kid was going to be tall, he thought." #
  • Feeling lost and unsure of what to do until it's time to pick Ray up. What? Answer e-mails? Pffft. #
  • Think I'll make a trade-in run at a used bookstore and drop off the rejects at Goodwill or the ARC. The Bug is PACKED with donations. #
  • I find giving things away very satisfying. Not, like, uplifting or noble or anything. A sense of closure with unwanted STUFF. #
  • I had a terrible nightmare about not being able to find an unimportant phone number. #
  • Ayah, another rejection on Alien Blue; she suggested I send her an urban paranormal. Chance Damnation is a RURAL paranormal… #
  • 2:15. Time for your regularly-scheduled rainstorm. #
  • Ray: "Whipped cat, now that's weird. Like whipped cream, only cat. Meow! Meow!" #
  • Eating pears with hot-cocoa-flavored whipped cream. #
  • The cat is safely alive, on the couch. #
  • Listening to La Bamba on harp at Three Margaritas. Oddly appropriate. #
  • Ray got her orange belt! #
  • "Vengeance Quilt" done. "Claire, especially, reminded him of himself in seminary; she chased down technicalities like a dog after a rabbit." #
  • This is the first short story I've written for a previously-invented world; it's the same world as "Chance Damnation." #
  • Why is it that all the supermarket blackberries have especially sucked this year? #
  • Author Allegra Gray signing at the Briargate B&N TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Book: Nothing but Deception. #
  • Ray's sick…Lee's sick…I abruptly feel like shit. This does not bode well. #
  • I find myself judging other people by the quality of their book recommendations…but dammit, they READ. #
  • On the way home from Dave & Margie's, the DMB song "Too Much" came up. Appropriate. #
  • Craving soup to eat with my croutons. I'm thinking a tomato-basil bisque. #
  • You know, if I don't get at least one good block of Internet wanderlust a week, I feel sad. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409847/ #
  • Earworm: Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches… millions of peaches, peaches for free! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvcohzJvviQ #

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