I need to be writing. I need to be deep into Daughter of Hounds by now. But the move has upset everything. Hopefully, I can get back into the novel next week. There are all these other writing-related things, all these other projects, standing in the way. It is not so simple as sitting down and returning to the story I set aside just before Halloween. I wish it were. I need a clear head. I need focus. I need an end to the clutter and boxes and interruptions and expectations of others. I need a space that is only me and that story, and then it can begin again. I require the world to stay out of my way.
At this point, I may write some fan-fic, just so I can say that I'm writing something. I haven't written on the Nar'eth story at Nebari.net in almost a year now, maybe more than a year, I've been so distracted by other things. So maybe I'll do another chapter of it, just to flex my mind. Speaking of Nebari.net, Leh'agvoi has sent me the new manga pages, which I'll try to get up this weekend. And check out the next chapter of his other comic, The Adventures of Boschen and Nesuko, which just went up.
Nothing much good that can be said about yesterday. I didn't write. I talked to people who needed me to talk to them, with whom I needed to talk, etc. I hung some pictures, unpacked some boxes. For Kid Night, we watched Spiderman 2, but I have to admit that I was disappointed. I enjoyed the first one more. The second film was beautiful and the SFX were better than those in the first, but the story seemed flabby and the pacing was all over the place. Too many subplots for such a simple story. Afterwards, I played Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal until something like two a.m.
At least the eBay auctions are going well, despite the limitations of dial-up. Remember, The Five of Cups for only $20 ($25 with "Buy it Now," in which case you also get a free Nyarlathotep CD and a monster doodle — limit one doodle per person).
I've been helping Arvin Clay (of Nyarlathotep: The Crawling Chaos) design a logo for ANSA, the space agency in The Dry Salvages (which is now entirely sold out, by the way). The logo is looking drad and will appear on the cover of "The Worm in My Mind's Eye," a chapbook accompanying the limited edition of The Dry Salvages. I still have to lay out the whole cover and get it to Bill Schafer, and I should have had this done a week ago. Anyway, Arvin and Derek and the brain of HPL have done some marvelous, creepy stuff for the CD that will accompany the book, as well as designing a website and additional content that will be accessible from the disc.
Well, I can think of nothing else to say this morning. See you tomorrow...