It is the first really dreary day since early spring. The weather here is overcast, with light rain and temperatures in the low 50s. Of course, it is Sunday, and not just any Sunday but one in which I could spend watching baseball from noon to midnight, as there are four playoff games taking place today. But, as much as I’d like to watch all four games, I have other work that I need to get done–and unlike the rest of the family (and much of the country), I don’t have a day off tomorrow for Columbus Day.
So my plan is to be productive today. Here is what I’d like to do, in roughly the order listed below.
- Clean my office floor (I’ve been meaning to do this for some time now). [9:56am]
- Review the galleys for my Daily Science Fiction story one more time before sending them back. [10:30am]
- Write a scene or two in my novella. [11:30am]
Read more of The Cassandra Project (currently on page 58). [1:40pm, p. 85]
- Reach page 70 in the November 1942 Astounding (currently on page 28).
- Write a couple of blog posts.
- Read Barry Malzberg and Mike Resnick’s latest Dialogue column in the Fall 2012 SFWA Bulletin
- Clean the bathrooms
- Clean up my desk (which has gotten a little out of control)
- Run a couple of errands at the store.
It would be nice if I could have all of this done by 6pm because that is when the Yankees game comes on and I do plan on watching that game this evening. Anyone else have plans this Sunday?