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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

not much writing yesterday

— feeling sweat

I haven't even opened the file to see how many words I added yesterday, but I know it wasn't many.


This morning -- it's not quite 10:30 as I write this -- I have finally started to load the car for Sunday's show.  The canopy is the heaviest and most awkward item to load, but it has to go in first.  That means I can get it in and out of the way and feel better about the rest of the stuff.  So I did that first and . . . feel better.  The tables had to be sprayed with bug killer before I could touch them, because they do attract spiders -- SCREAM! -- and then I hosed them off.  They dry in the sun and I may slide them into the car this afternoon just to have that particular chore done.


I also packed a few of the smaller but heavy items.


Next is to check all my prices and labels and signs, as I know some of those need to be reprinted for this show.


Art shows are very much like writing.  The fun part is making the jewelry and/or the other items for sale, just as the writing is the fun part of creating a book.  But then there are the ancillary tasks, such as packing the car to go to a show or proofreading a 600-page manuscript, designing advertising flyers or crafting cover art, living with those annoying customers who stage whisper to their friend, "Don't pay $30 for that, Marge; you can make it yourself for five bucks!" or who leave an "I could write a better book than that!" review.


Go ahead and try!