I do like starting my…

I do like starting my day with tea and journals. Here's something funny from Carol's new journal (and yes, she'll be moving to a real server soon), about roads and rocket ships...

One thing I'm going to do today is update my list of people in this journal. I've been meaning to for a while, and now that I'm going to be in Utah for the next several years, I figure I ought to get the Utah people up there.

Couple of student conferences this morning (I really ought to brush my hair and splash some water on my face), then some calls to lawyers to find out if CS qualifies as a nonprofit, then going out with Kevin to a cafe and working on my writing for a while. We hope. I have several projects kinda hanging out waiting -- there's an exercise for my writing group (write one page which starts with a line from somebody else's poem), a revision of "Falling" for Hanne's anthology (and if I can't whip it into shape, I really ought to just start over, because I do want to be sure to submit something), a revision of "Silence and the Word" that I'm not sure I can do justice to but I really ought to try, and it's been six months since I wrote anything for my Sri Lankan cycle, and I'm starting to itch to write a new story. No ideas yet, though. They'll come soon, I hope -- I'm reading a lot of Indian fiction to prompt me with scenes and such. I really ought to go back there at some point to research this properly -- maybe next summer. I need to look into grants. Meep.

Anyway, full day, I think, but pleasant. Will talk to y'all later...hope your week is going well. Mine is improving.

11:54 update. Okay, I updated that list -- who am I missing? I don't want anyone to feel unloved...

It's tougher finding lawyers than I thought -- there aren't nearly as many as I expected who handle nonprofit incorporation, at least in Utah. But I will persevere...

6:15. Wrote a story! It's short, and I don't really know if it's any good, but the point is really that I wrote it. That redeems the day and possibly the week. "Danielle and Rosa, Rosa and Danielle" has been sent to the EROS workshop (though there's basically no sex in it) and the readers list...now I just wait and chew my fingers waiting for someone to tell me they like it. :-) I think I'll go watch one of the movies I rented so I'm not checking e-mail every ten minutes looking for responses.

Reading de Lint's Moonlight and Vines today -- he's one of those authors that makes me want to write. If I were going to list my influences, he'd be right up there; even though some of his stories seem awfully similar when taken together, individually they each have compassion and generosity of spirit, which is often something I try to capture in writing (even if it's just me being compassionate towards my not-at-all-compassionate characters...)

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