Whee! I'm having so much fun

Jul. 22nd, 2017 08:45 pm
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My new novel is a blast. The girls are off on their date, having sushi together, and then they're going to go off to watch a Lesbian Romcom movie together. Right now, they're making each other blush by calling each other Nagel Girls (Padma) or Godward girls (Jaden).

Just, you know, Padma has dark skin instead of paper white skin and Jaden's a bit fuller at bust and hip than Godward's women usually were. Still a ton of fun finding the artists that best matched my images of the girls in my head. XD

I ran errands today, picking up bite valves for my water bottle, spices, Legos for the hubby, chocolate and grapefruit gummy bears, Lush and then getting the hubby a new pillow since his was dying.

Then I came home, surfed the web a bit, wrote, made dinner, wrote some more and now I'm off to bath time. Because I got a Lush Floating Island and I fully intend to use it. I also returned a bunch of Lush bottles so I got a free fresh face mask. I'll probably try that tomorrow. It's a little late to do it today.

Goals for tomorrow include laundry (2/3's done already), making steak and cake for the hubby's delayed birthday dinner despite his still being sick, writing (hopefully a lot), getting next week's story started for publishing, and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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Miss Mousie has a ton of $10 vouchers for her store and she's emailing them out to everyone. She asked if I didn't mind signal-boosting, so here I am, and this is her Society6 store, where she's selling a bunch of textured, nature, and vulture-themed stuff.

If you'd like a coupon and/or a discount, let me know, I'll PM you her email. Just send her an email entitled "Coupon please!" or something to that effect and she'll get it right to you.

I may get one of those throw pillows I've been eying. Also a print.

A little privacy please, guys?

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:09 pm
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Went up to use the bathroom, glanced out the window, and huge-assed black vulture fledgling was peering back at me.

Vulture family was apparently feeling adventurous and chose to sun themselves on the roof outside the bathroom window today. They appeared to be as uncomfortable with this situation as I was and ultimately retreated, dropping down to the deck railing to resume their vulturely activities there.

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Jul. 21st, 2017 09:55 am
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I hate the mornings I wake up exhausted.

We did move my columnar apple trees from MiL's house and plant them in a line in the front yard last night (well 3 out of 4 anyway; we were getting peered at by lightning, so there's still one in its half barrel sitting on the protected side of the house where we abandoned it). Honestly, planting a few tiny trees is not a good reason for me to be completely wiped out after a full night's sleep.

I'm more inclined to blame 2-3 straight days of re-evaluating and re-plotting a story, and general emotional Nope. And yeah, I am actually still deeply upset by some of my long-time deeply loved artists up and ending their lives one by one. Music's important to me--their music's important to me, but y'all that already know me, know me. I know you're not surprised. I know a lot of you feel the same, too.

Doom!Twin01 is having a gaming convo with W somewhere else in the house, the dining room, probably. Just to add to the fun, the kid talked to a recruiter on the phone yesterday and now we have to take her over to Tinton Falls today to talk to the Marines.

Emailed the job I really want earlier this week, 'cause I hadn't heard anything. The nice HR guy apologized, said they hadn't made it thru all their applicants yet, and he was hoping to be able get back to everyone at the end of this week one way or another? Maybe? He hopes? So I'm antsy about that, too (They interview, hire, and train in groups, and I've been on the other side of that proceedure. If they're actually doing the 6-part interview process I experienced with everyone? Yeah, he's having some very long days right now.)

Recruiter just called to confirm. D!T01 took the oppertunity to get a hookup for her twin. So now they're both going. They're really going outta their way to try me now.

So I reached into the bedside table, and pulled a stone out of the bag. I got back DONO NTOASO - the double praise drum. I gave it a squeeze. Took a deep breath. I'm going to finish my tea and carry the fuck on, and keep trying to give a hand up (or at the very least try not to wound) anyone I meet along the way. Godsdamn I'm fuckin' tired. Could be worse, tho. I've definitely been worse.

Gah, I'm low on word count totals...

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:34 pm
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...which usually happens when I go on vacation. I get in the habit of not writing much and then have to ramp back up. So, yeah, tomorrow and this weekend will be a ramp up because I'd kind of like to be done with the 3 novels in 3 months challenge.

That said, I am enjoying the current novel. Jaden is cute and causal. Padma is formal and serious and blushes every time Jaden flirts. They're both seriously forceful personalities and man, I might even get a sex scene or two into this story if they go the way I think they are. Whoot! It's been AGES since I got to write sex scenes! :D

I did not get my steps today because my hubby has apparently come down with the cold I had a while back. He's feeling mungy and heading for miserable. Lovely. I was hoping that it would pass him by since it hadn't hit in so long but no luck there.

Not much else happening right now, honestly.

Goals for tomorrow include writing more than 1200 words (like 2500 words or more), getting my steps and exercises, taking care of the hubby (as much as possible given that I'll be at work all day) and getting groceries. Because tomorrow is grocery day.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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We're blasting Hybrid Theory at top volume here in Chaos Central. The Amazon horde is screaming along.

Farewell, Mr. Bennington.

I'm home

Jul. 19th, 2017 08:28 pm
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Well, I got home yesterday but I was so tired after the drive that I just didn't get around to posting. Also didn't get around to getting this week's story ready for publication so there'll be another gap of a week. Next week though!

Work was insane once I got back. I thought I left good instructions but nope, not good enough. I need to do some cross training so the next time I go away (my birthday in September or October for a week-long seminar) I won't come back to a desk piled high with orders.

My own fault for not checking with my backup to make sure she knew what to do.

The trip itself was lovely. The drive down to Lincoln City, Or was nasty. Heavy traffic for a good 2/3 the way. But it was quiet and calm and relaxing once we got there. We visited Tillamook, saw the Air Museum there (super cool place, look it up--well worth visiting especially for history buffs), the Tillamook factory for lunch, ice cream and goodies (including far too much fudge), and then went back to Lincoln City. Second day we went on a hike to a really beautiful waterfall with a bouncy bridge, then drove down to Agate Beach which had no agates at all. Lots of sand and 25 mph winds but no agates. That was okay because we went back to Lincoln City and I found a slew of agates on the beach there.

Now I just have to figure out what to do with them. No clue yet. I'll figure it out eventually. Suggestions welcome as always from those who know how to handle agates.

Then we drove home yesterday and collapsed.

I got writing every day, not much but a little, keeping my streak alive. I just finished Chapter 3 of the new lesbian romance. Jaden's ex-date the Jerk Ravinder just got tased for being a jerk. I get to open the next chapter with Jaden whining because she messed everything up. Should be fun to write, provided I get the time to write much tomorrow.

Goals for tomorrow include exercises (because I've put on 3 pounds in the last month, damn it), writing (lots, please), too much work and not enough time, and making BBQ chicken with... something. Not sure what else yet.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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I'm over at MIL's and she's making us watch The Lawrence Welk Show, which is something my grandmother watched when I was a tiny child, and I called it 'The Bubble Show' because there were bubbles at the end of a big band variety show that mostly played jazz songs in the slowest, tamest, whitest 50's way they could, along with an accordion, because polka was important for some reason.

Anyway, there's this couple on, and the lady is singing about how much she loves frankfurter sandwiches, and how she thanks her love for giving her frankfurter sandwiches all night.

And somehow I'M THE ONE BEING ACCUSED OF MY MIND BEING IN THE GUTTER. Mm-hm.

Ugh. Now there's this barbershop quartet on. I hate barbershop quartets. Maybe except for this one. The ginger in this one ('Sonny' Delight?) always has my attention.



Oh good this evil-assed show is over. Now the damn closing theme song is stuck in my head. Uggghggh. Shoot me now.

Blah

Jul. 14th, 2017 08:35 pm
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I got feedback on my first novel and it's derailed me nicely. I mean, he didn't say anything mean at all and made it very clear that it wasn't his cup of tea but apparently the opening was weak and he skimmed more than read.

*groan*

And I thought I had a good strong opening. I'm going to have to go back and work on that. You know, after I finish my third novel. The one I'm on is bugging me. It feels very flat and bland. Which, you know, derailed so I'm not surprised. So instead of working on that I started a completely different novel, intending on writing lesbians falling in love but it went sideways on me so yeah. Stopped that one after about 800 words.

At least I got the collection uploaded everywhere. That's one good thing.

I'm not going to let it stop me. I'm just going to sleep on it and then fix the problems.

Though...

Anyone want to read a first draft SF adventure with lesbians, flying oriental dragon-aliens, brain worms and saving the universe? I'd love a second (third, fourth) opinion on this thing.

Either way, tomorrow the hubby and I are going off on a trip together. Not far, driving distance, just away for a couple of days for his birthday.

So goals for tomorrow include getting up earlier than I'd like, driving a good chunk of the day, eating really good food and getting at least 500 words written on either the Save the World Quest or Lesbians in Love novels.

Off to pouting in the bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

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