Libra 29° (October 22)
Woke up to knowledge of this New Yorker article on astrologers and we weren’t in it. It does bother me a bit only because they talk about how the industry changed beginning fifteen years ago which was when our book Sextrologywas first published. The whole theme of the article is how the field has altered, but nowhere are we credited for being the pioneers of changing the industry. I realize the theme of the piece was social media and apps because somehow those are markings of millenialism, but we changed the field without the use of any of that, by altering the zeitgeist, which allowed for these newer people to take hold. Nobody ever credits the originators only the imitators. I looked up the writer. She’s a Lena Dunham type. Probably has a hedgefund owning Dad who invested in one of the app companies. Anyway, I was also trying to deconstruct some design process with Jesse, but I don’t seem to be getting anywhere with him. His memory is even worse memory than mine. He made the covers with images from our book. I am just trying to see if I can get him to pull those out and send them to me; but he is being so thick about this. And now Jim is here hammering away, two weeks late, and I have to try and write while listen to this racket. I’m going to do the best I can not to let this get me down. But it isn’t easy. I feel like crying I really do. I never seem to catch much of a break these days. And it’s all because everyone else fucking procrastinates or doesn’t have a clue and I have to adjust myself when the thing is that I need to be the priority sometimes and have to make effing sure that my ass is covered before anyone elses. I don’t mean to sound negative but I just feel the weight of the world a bit today and it feels like total crap. And anyway I try to be so preventatie planning for needed peace and quiet.
I do manage to make some headway today although I’m not really sure how it happened. I’m not questioning it. All in a day’s work I suppose. I got through to about five pages, although I do keep combing back through to make sure things are short, sweet and comprehensible, in spite of the size of the thing. I’m looking forward to handing it off and going back to being an entrepreneur for a few weeks. Everything is happening all at once which isn’t a bad thing. Once the New Year arrives people will have bought a goodly number of books. I should do a press release for the Hautes and make sure that gets into the right hands as well. The tee-shirts can be now to Thanksgiving and then focus on books Thanksgiving through January. That will be that. Plus the announcement of our setting up the headquarters of our international consultancy. That is also quite a fun concept. I am going to figure out the voice recognition thing. I also had an idea about what to use as the opening bits for the 2021 books. It all needs to happen in some kind of a roll out. I suppose I should get 2021 underway in my spare time in any case and once the book deal comes in I will simply draft it within the course of two years. There should be precious few sidebars that’s for sure.
I think what I was trying to express to S. is that a few structural (managing editorial) truths are coming home to roost. That the main body language of the book should itself be Inspirational, Empowering, this should be the overall tone. Then we need to pinpoint where there are upshots where either, depending on how we did it, we would either imagine little Rx marks in the text where we can prescribe right there and then OR we can put Rx’s at the end of each sidebar, pairing each of the new/old sidebar ideas to an action item that fits the bill. I kind of thing we end up doing both. But with no literal Rx typed into the main text. Though it isn’t a terrible idea, I think it’s not a classy as we want. I want no shaded type in my book and I won’t delicious paper. I also want hardcover rights to Sextrology to be reverted or given over to another division of same publisher to make box set (if we end up doing that with Harper somewhere, which isn’t out of the realm of possibility. I want to live in the realm of possibility. It is quite possible I will come up short this week but the truth is that, if I can keep up to date here, at least for another day or two, then I may be able to take a few days off to finish what need’s finishing which becomes the fodder for this anyway, drafting into the rough document and posting over here before I refine it for sample purposes. It is a thought. I can leave it there, don’t you think? I’m ready to make some major hay!
To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree pointof the Sabian Symbol will be one degree higher than the one listed for today. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°, for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360 degrees spread over 365 or 6 days per year—so they near but not exactly correlate.
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