Monday, January 25, 2010
All Things Magnificent
Magnificent #1 - YOU! THANK YOU ALL! Between comments and blog mentions and backlinks, a total of $126 raised for DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS. That's an odd number, so I'm rounding up to $150. I pushed paypal this afternoon, and the money's winging its way through cyberspace to DWB and Haiti relief.
Side effects? Feelings of good-doing and community-building. Special thanks to KIM over at Fresh Daily Bread who joined the fray with her own pledge drive.
Magnificent #2 - Being stalwart New Englanders, my husband and I take advantage of all days when the temperature hovers above freezing. Last Monday was such a day -- cloudless blue sky and warm enough to drink wine without gloves. Which was exactly what we were doing that evening when a flare arced over the treeline, leaving a smoke flume that lingered in the dusky sky for over a minute. We thought the worst -- a plane crashing, a satellite exploding -- but later discovered it was a rare fireball meteor which landed within an hour from our house HERE.
Magnificent #3 (Because good things come in threes) - Monday. It's over.
And not so magnificent... The demise of the slushpile
The Reading... Finished Niffenegger's Her Perfect Symmetry. Eh. Nearly 200 pages into Gravity's Rainbow. Much better.
The Writing... Polishing up a few poems and shorts for marketing. Finished up the first fifth of PURE, which has only taken me 16 months. Structure and voices under control, the remaining 4/5ths should be drafted by the end of the year. Especially since the magnificent Jen S, fellow writer who's HINT FICTION will be published later this year, are pledging to write 30 pages every month for our respective red pens.
Live hard, write harder... Peace, Linda