Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Friday April 24, 2015. The temperature is 57.4°F and the humidity is 83% at 5:32 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 with gusts of 1.6 mph. It’s starting to lighten, but I saw a single star and some clouds. Rain? I don’t know. But I did see a little bird sitting on a telephone wire, making far too much noise for his size. And I know what he has in mind for my car. Weather Underground is predicting a 20% chance of precipitation and a high of 67 today.
The critique group went well last night. They seemed to like my first chapter but made some good, helpful suggestions. It won’t take too long to add those in, but I have to make sure I those additions are done correctly and fit with the rest of the story. One guy there is writing a beautiful history of the Los Angeles aqueduct. Another member told him to get rid of his editor. Not having ever dealt with editors or agents, I withheld judgment on that.
The cookies seemed to go over well also. The hostess mumbled, “These are so good” with her mouth full.
On the drive home, I noticed all the dark trash containers sitting out ready for trash day today. At our place, there was also a white toilet that is going on to its reward. An odd contrast. IIRC, you have to call ahead for pickups that require any handling outside the trash containers, which Mr. Siduri did. They allow you two or three a year, I believe. In the meantime, it just looks funny.
I suggested we go walking today in a park by a lake. All week, the forecasts have been saying rain—no rain—rain—no rain. Today now they’re saying 20% chance. That’s hardly enough to rush out and buy flood insurance. With the prolonged drought, any rain would be nice, but no one storm is going to end it.
Well, on to Tweetdeck to schedule my Tweets and chum up some pennies for my Examiner reviews.
Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy.
1. Continue reading Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction.
2. Rewrite chapter 1 using critique group’s suggestions.
3. Read and review “The Cats of Ulthar.”
4. Try for two Examiner reviews by Tuesday April 28th.
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