Sunday, January 15, 2006

Tango, Take Two

I sometimes think of the week as Workday, Workday, Workday, Workday, Workday, Choreday, and Run-around-and-get-nothing-doneDay. Today did feel like a runaround day. We got up late (yes, it's a sad thing that we have an alarm go off on our Sunday mornings) and had to scramble to work out and get the laundry done. We didn't quite finish the laundry either. We were invited to a birthday party for some of Eugene's relatives, including Mikki, one of our flowergirls. We were there for a couple of hours, but I didn't take pictures. After that, we had to replace our microwave and get some groceries. I barely had time to make my Internet rounds before it was time to eat dinner and leave for tango class.

Class was more difficult this week. I think we're both making some basic mistakes that are hindering us from learning some of the more advanced steps. The main thing we need to work on is developing the connection between us, so Eugene can project what he wants me to do. Posture is also important; if I twist my hips instead of keeping them straight, then the steps we're trying to do won't work properly. Hopefully we'll be able to find someplace to practice during the week.

As for writing, last night at the bookstore I managed to finish Chapter Two of Key. It's nearly 15,000 words, which is a pretty long chapter. I'm debating on whether I should trim some of it, though it's meant to give a slice of everyday life in the colony on Jovonne. I still have to make some changes Sue suggested to one of the scenes. Hopefully I'll be able to upload the chapter to my website this week, though. I started that story in 2004, and it's nice to be making some progress with it again.

Speaking of Sue, we chatted a bit on Skype last night. I told her I was blocked on Day, and she suggested maybe my subconscious is telling me to work on Paul's stories for a while. I have to admit he tends to monopolize my writing thoughts, but I guess that's natural when you're dealing with a prima donna (what's the male equivalent?) superstar actor like him. ;) Still, I was able to make some progress with Day at the bookstore, so I'm going to keep going with that one for as long as possible. Maybe I need to stop rewriting it before I post it on OWW and focus on revising Lennon's Line.


Russ said...

A primo donno?

(OK, I'm feeling a little goofy today...)

Sandra said...

I was thinking he could be a primo don, but then he might make me an offer I can't refuse....

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