Update on Revision - Ruthaline (my revision muse) is happy with me. Sunday and Monday saw me move through the tricky bit and finish my plot and clarity revision. We went to the juke joint and had us a dance. I cannot express how happy this makes me. Oh, I have lots of work to do yet, picky language edits, hunts for themes and beefing up or paring down of certain passages but it all seems like a cake walk compared to the plot tangle I was involved with. Today I will get a good three or four hours in and I'm looking forward to it especially since Gwen is here and writing in the same room with someone is a particular delight.
As Well - yesterday, Val came over and we put in five hours of terrible for my asthma work - cleaning out the furnace room where all the clutter lives. We did it though and the rest of the house looks terrible with bags for goodwill and boxes for the garbage and things that I'm still undecided about - lots of projects - an old typewriter that has never been used in this house but which Sweet Patootie for some reason can't toss, a badminton set when we don't have three square feet of level space...you get the idea.
No-vember - the trouble with November is that it has the word 'no' in it. At least that's what I figure - it says no before it gets going. So far November here has been:
No - sunshine
No - money
No - relief from allergies
No - freaking fun
I suggest we change the name to Yesvember. What do you all think? Except you all in Australia and South America and New Zealand and Papua New Guinea - you can change it or not. Perhaps it is different when your fall starts with May...May rain, may not. May be a cheque in the mail or may be a bill.
And Now - I'll get to work.