Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Changes beginning...

And not just in my life. A week from today I'll be en route to Buffalo, right through the middle of winter. I'll have my car packed and heavy and I'm in no rush, so things should be all right, but it's still a bit nerve-wracking. Tomorrow, my boxes and things are going into storage. I've also decided to dump AT&T's internet service so one of my 5 e-mail addresses is going bye-bye...and I may get rid of another. Even 3 is a ridiculous number of those things to have when all you really need is one. I can't decide if I want to upgrade my phone or not; I'm due one and can get some fun ones for nothing more than a 2 year contract, and Sprint's been fine, so far. Ah, things to do -- the damned list keeps growing.

One good thing about having a mother who's elderly and a brother who drinks is, she finally gets tired and goes to bed and he gets a buzz and stays in his room to watch the History Channel, leaving me in peace. And I was able to write more on RIHC6v2. I'm up to page 169. Issues have been settled with the big boss and Antony's off to finalize things with Matt...and all hell is about to explode around him. So I think I'll say nothing more about the story; let the rest come as surprise or a roll of the eyes, whichever.

I will say this -- Antony's turning into my darkest protagonist after Curt (HTRASG) and may be out to give him a run for his money. When I get back to BC3 and dealing with Allen's self-justifications, that'll be nothing in comparison. And I think I want to write "Coby O' and the Pink Palace of Texas" after that, a nice little erotic-action-comedy to balance out my emotional state so I can face POS and Brendan on my own terms...and theirs. My plan is to have a first complete draft of POS by the end of the year, and the solitude of Buffalo is just right for that. When I'm not out sight-seeing.

I checked into applying for citizenship in Canada and Ontario says I'm not qualified -- not for their area. Seems they get to set their own standards for new citizens and if things change, I can apply later. Or I can try for Vancouver -- which I wouldn't mind, at all. They're looking for something different from Toronto -- more film and TV oriented. But I'd have to live there. Can't think of any way around this, right now, short of a coup in the US (not exactly unlikely, what with the Tea Party and GOP scum doing their rants and raves and carrying and/or stockpiling weapons). But if that happened, I'd be able to apply for political asylum, being a dirty-stinking-hippy-liberal-socialist-commie-pinko-fag-scumbag in the right-wing-nuts' eyes.

*Sigh* -- one can hope.

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