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Journal 05-20-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Wednesday May 20, 2015. The temperature is 57.3°F and the humidity is 87% at 5:39 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 2.2 mph. It was overcast when I stuck my head out. No stars whatsoever. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 69° today.

I have a load of wash going now and a second one ready to go. Made a batch of cookies yesterday. We had a plumber come out. Mr. Siduri was washing a small load of laundry when a whole bunch of water ended up on the garage floor. After some investigating, he realized it the line from the washer was clogged. He unsealed a clean-out that had not been unsealed for at least as long as he’s been living here. It took the plumber several tries to get the clog not broken up but moved farther down the line. It was an expensive morning.

Tomorrow morning will be my first trip back to the dentist for my first crown. Oh, joy.

The “Dark Shadows” DVDs I put up on eBay have a couple of bids, so at least I’m spared the humiliation of having to go back to the eBay store and pick them up. That’s a relief.

Mr. Siduri is continuing with his painting project. It’s looking quite nice.

Sunday, we’re having friends over for a Memorial Day barbecue. That’s always fun.

On June 3, I will have been at Examiner for a year. I thought I’d like to try to get 50 reviews up by that time. It sounds paltry, and it is, but that means five more reviews between now and June 2. I think I can do it, but that means ignoring a lot of stuff.

And I want to start shopping around a short story I wrote last year again. I’ll bring it to the critique group.

Time to get to work.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule:

1. First, spend an hour with Siegfried

2. Goal of eight Examiner reviews before June 2. Three down, five to go. Write one more today.

3. Read and review “How to Use Public Relations.”

4. Read and review a selection of classic Greek poetry

5. Add two entries to the blog.



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MegL wrote on May 20, 2015, 8:25 AM

Your to do list is getting lots of ticks alongside it!

msiduri wrote on May 20, 2015, 9:28 AM

emoticon :smile: I just spent an hour with Siegfried. Discovered a passage I forgot I wrote. On good days, I think, I'll submit this to TOR (a big mainstream fantasy publisher). On bad days, I think I'm wasting my time on this crap. The usual.

msiduri wrote on May 20, 2015, 9:28 AM

I hope to so, too. Or enjoy time with the dearly beloved.

alexdg1 wrote on May 20, 2015, 3:20 PM

At least you have a game plan for writing. I had one, but I am too tired to even attempt to write anything more ambitious than a Persona Paper (or even Bubblews) post.

KristinRavelle wrote on May 20, 2015, 8:12 PM

How do you get through your super long to-do list?! What is the Examiner? Hope you reach your goal!

msiduri wrote on May 20, 2015, 9:56 PM

That means I can write lists. emoticon :smile: As usual, I got the hard stuff done and left the easy stuff for tomorrow.

msiduri wrote on May 20, 2015, 9:59 PM is another writing site. They don't pay much and are quite demanding of their articles, which is why I do a little dance, assuming I have the energy, when I get one posted.

As for getting stuff done, I'm routinely up by 5 and my husband usually sleeps in till 7 so I have 2 hours of uninterrupted something. That's usually enough to get me off to a running start. Some stuff I can do while he's around, some stuff I can't.

KristinRavelle wrote on May 21, 2015, 8:10 AM

Thanks msiduri! I checked out just briefly and see that they accept Canadians. Do they pay via PayPal? Mr. Ravelle also has a job that has him sleeping through the morning hours so that's when I get most done too!

msiduri wrote on May 21, 2015, 8:53 AM

Yes, they pay via Paypal. I think that's the only way they pay. As picky as they are, I'm surprised (and happy) that they accept Canadians. Only because I'm incredibly mercenary, if you do end up writing for them, may I ask you to do me the favor of mentioning me as referring you to them? I think I get like a $10 referral fee or something.

Mr. Siduri is a wonderful man and I would not trade him for anything, but he has no problem walking into the room and telling me about the latest app for his phone while I'm writing the big scene with my hero slaying the dragon.