A Busy Week

Even by pre-Covid standards, this was a busy week — nothing like a busy week of ten or fifteen years ago, mind, but busy for these days.

There were two classes, two other scheduled calls, a dentist appointment, a couch delivery, and the delivery of a big batch of edits. Below is a screen shot showing how many chapters have been deleted or drastically shortened. Mostly deleted.

The only one I’m attached to is Love’s Quarry and so I may find another way to publish it.

The couch is a whole story on its own. Let’s just say it was long overdue and both K and I felt sheepish about putting it on the curb. What would people think of us?

Today’s weather term is warm-layer sandwich. This refers to fluctuating temperatures — cold, warm, cold. Around here that’s resulted in snow, rain, and now sleet. I’ve stayed indoors all day.

In other news, I’m apparently a genius.

WordPress might beg to differ. I got help weeks back with empty picture frames on old posts. There was no cause that I could decipher on my end. They fixed one post — the mice tutorial. But I’ve since gone on to discover whole batches of missing pix. Some I fixed, but it hardly seems worth it. That’s a giant UGH.

Meanwhile I’m rather proud to announce that I figured out how to type an open apostrophe. The fact that I happed upon it accidentally makes it more not less amazing.

Tina made this. Love!

Lastly, I’m reading novels that can possibly serve as comparables in my query letter. More on that another time.

13 thoughts on “A Busy Week

  1. RainSluice

    hey, that sofa has served you well. whatever is embarrassing blame it on the dog.
    That list of “gone” chapters is heart breaking. what on earth is left? you must publish it all somehow, over time. I mean where would Charles Dickens have landed in this day and age? Never mind Proust?
    I’ve been ready to pre-order my copy of your book for a while now. xx

  2. Nancy

    Wow, look at that snow! That is indeed a lot of chapters cut. I admire your abilities to not only write, but do all of the surrounding work to get it published. Tina is sure talented 🙂

  3. Liz A

    such busy-ness, but you sound happy and happy is good …

    For the longest time I didn’t know there was a place beyond Genius … have you ever been a Queen Bee?

  4. Liz A

    I happened on it quite by accident and was quite full of myself … then didn’t manage to do it again for the longest time … the new link to “Today’s Hints” makes it a little easier to get there, but it’s kinda like Googling clues or peeking at Rex Parker for xword solutions

    1. deemallon Post author

      I knew about Queen Bee because someone I follow on twitter regularly gets there. I check the letter combos when I feel tapped out. I find by going back to the hive over the course of a day, I see obvious words that weren’t obvious the last time. Weird how that works. I check Rex Parker now and then only at the very end. Sometimes just for his snark. My new thing and not a great thing is that I’ve discovered I can do the Sunday NYTimes puzzle online. I prefer paper but there I am, Saturday night. Filling it in as best I can.


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