Another day in LA!

Work continues at a good clip. Barring incident, I anticipate finishing the bulk of it tomorrow night. There’s still some small add-on stuff that’ll need to be put together, but that shouldn’t take too long.  I’ve been working my brain to the bone these last couple of weeks–the money’s good, and it’s work I’m competent at, but it’s still pretty exhausting. I’m looking forward to having it done and getting some downtime. (Hopefully there’ll be more of this sort of thing in the future, though! We’ve got a pretty solid line on another such gig–after that, hard to say, but here’s hopin’!)

Been walking at Runyon every day. I don’t know if it’s all that exhausting a hike, really–I don’t feel all that exhausted!–but I’m down a belt notch, and the housekeeper keeps asking me if I’ve lost weight. I don’t know how that’d be possible, since the food–good lord! I had strawberry chai pancakes for breakfast, at a place called “Hugo’s.” They were delicious. The place had an entire page of the menu dedicated to tea. The descriptions were little paeans to the drink. I went for something called Yunnan Black (Bold, smokey, with hints of tobacco, cherry, and leather. Did not actually taste like an armchair. Pleasantly surprised.)

Networking is looking promising–got a possible line on a graphic novel publisher looking for stuff for kids. I’ve got a few proposals ready to go on that front, so we’ll see if anything comes of that.

Still trying to get my brain around the idea of selling proposals instead of finished product. I know that’s the way to go, but it’s still kinda alien. (On the bright side, it’s also a lot less work up front!) All those projects I’ve fooled with for a couple of days and then abandoned may actually start getting pulled from the mental closet…which leads me back again to my belief that no time spent tinkering on a creative endeavor is ever entirely wasted.

Opportunity is a strange thing.

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