November 23rd, 2004


This Day in History, 1876

I'm big into New York City history...

"Boss" Tweed Delivered to Authorities

William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, leader of New York City's corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is delivered to authorities in New York City after his capture in Spain.

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Proposal rejection

Had a proposal rejected today for a project for which I had high hopes. It's somewhat discouraging -- no, actually, it's very discouraging. Despite the fact that I do keep selling and publishing short stories, something like this makes me wonder if trying to write another novel (the first one I completed never sold) is the right thing to do. And then I get into the whole spiral of looking at the current project and wondering if it's good enough, which makes it harder to write, and then I fall behind, which makes me discouraged again, etc. etc. etc.

Well, 1250 words done yesterday, and I'm already halfway to today's quota, so...