TGIF

Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:31 pm
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Man, I'm glad for a weekend. This week was long but not because I got a lot done. It was just long because I would have rathered be back in bed.

Oh well. It's over and I get to sleep in tomorrow.

I got more writing on the novel done. Morgan's plan to seduce Quinn with cupcakes went sideways when Quinn surprised her with art supplies that brought back memories of Morgan's grandmother being mean. Abusive mean. But Quinn's revived it by offering, yup, cupcakes (hey, they were right there) and cuddles.

Yeah, I want to write them cuddling and then playing with paint afterwards. Why not?

Got this week's story uploaded everywhere. It's another Gods Above and Below story called The Shadow of Time's Courage. I didn't get the Now Available post up but once the POD has cleared I absolutely am going to get that done. Looks like Now Available posts are going up once a month or so. *sigh*

Did manage to get prep work done all the way to my next novel to come out in the first week of November. That's the first of my 3 novels in 3 months books: Day Hunt on the Final Oblivion. Need to do final proofreading, get it into POD (along with three other stories) and I'll be well ahead of schedule. I might even get it up for preorder. :D

Goals for tomorrow include going and spending my gift card at Barnes and Noble, hitting the mall, writing, shredding mountains of zucchini for zucchini bread, and that's about it, I think.

I'm off to bath and bed now--goodnight everyone!

Progress!

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:53 pm
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I got two covers done today, plus I got the basic format for two more stories. One was a collections so good on me. In addition, I finished another chapter of the new romance novel. Morgan has realized that yes, she's already falling for Quinn. And after a brief bit of 'oh fuck no' she basically shrugged and decided to go for it.

Have I mentioned that Morgan is a LOT like me?

Because she is. I do not overthink anything. Hell, most of the time I barely think about it and just go for it, trying things until it works. Kind of fun writing a character so much like me.

Quinn is going to freak the fuck out when she realizes it. XD

So yeah, the matchmaking efforts I had vaguely planned in my head aren't going to happen. Morgan jumped straight over it. Oh well, it'll be fun to write her slowly seducing Quinn with Science! Except no, it'll be with ART! *Morgan waves tiny fist in the air dramatically, hair blowing behind her before she breaks into giggles*

Yeah, having way too much fun with Morgan and Quinn. I'm over 20K and I think I'm about half done. Maybe more. We'll see how things go. Quinn isn't going to make it easy, that much I know.

Work was a little better but that was solely and entirely because I forgot that I was supposed to do an audit today. Outright blanked it. So did the boss and my coworker. Just means I'll do it tomorrow. *sigh*

Goals for tomorrow include writing another chapter, getting more stories into basic format (I'm trying to get way ahead so I don't have to worry during the workshop next month), going and setting up an appointment for getting my car serviced (overdue and definitely needed before the six hour drive to the workshop), and that's about it.

Oh. Yeah. And doing something with the latest load of zucchini that my plant produced. I've got more basketball sized ones to deal with because I let it slide. Oops.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Birthday

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:38 pm
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I turned 50 today. One one hand, that's kinda a wow, 50 years. Huh. On the other, it was just another day. Went to work, forgot my usb drive so I couldn't do any writing or farting around. Went out to dinner at Olive Garden with the hubby.

Just another day.

But I did get presents! The hubby bought me a fitting book (for sewing), a book on making your own bath bombs and a pattern I'd wanted. Plus Wonder Woman! *cheers wildly* My mom sent me this cool gift box with 50 gifts from the sea (shells and the like), 50 antique buttons from her and my grandmother, 50 jelly beans and $50 in one dollar bills to celebrate my 50 years of life. AND work gave me a lovely card with a $25 gift certificate for Barnes and Noble so that's good, too.

Not a bad birthday, overall. I guess once you hit 50 or so you just don't have that huge thrill with birthdays. I'm more excited about the writing workshop next month than this.

Goals for tomorrow include getting 3 overdue Now Available posts up, actually working on prepping a short story for submission (if that anthology is still open--have to check), writing (please, I about went crazy today for lack of it), exercises and that's about it. Maybe looking at the Wonder Woman extras. We'll see.

Off to bath and bed for me--I planned ahead and got Lush floating islands when we hit the mall on Sunday. *big grin*

Goodnight everyone!

*thud*

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:59 pm
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The hubby and I had friends over for a dinner party yesterday. I never have dinner parties. Just never. I think this is the second one in like three years. It went well but man, so very tired today and I got none of the stuff I wanted to get done. Prep started on like Thursday and consumed the weekend entirely.

Even today because wow, so pooped.

Still, it was fun and we had highly successful BBQ ribs. Our guests like the ribs so much that they traded really good brownies for ribs when they went home.

Writing this weekend was terrible. I barely managed to get a half hour's worth over the weekend. I think, if I'm lucky, I'll manage to get Morgan to realize that Quinn needs help in her life by the end of the latest chapter. But no guarantees on that. They're in that talking and getting to know each other stage when I desperately want to be moving them along into falling in love.

I mean, they're halfway there already but neither of them are going to give up easily. I need to get their friends ganging up on them soon and I can't if they keep talking forever. Darn stubborn characters with better ideas of how to fall in love than me. *grin*

*Sigh*

I'm so tired. And sore. Cleaned the whole house, including scrubbing my bathroom fully which I haven't done in far too long. My body hurts from it all.

Goals for tomorrow include writing more than 500 words, getting this week's short story cover done, work and frankly that's all I can manage right now. I know there's more. I just can't remember it.

Off to bed sans bath as I'm too tired--goodnight everyone!

Well, that was a lot of work

Sep. 12th, 2017 08:04 pm
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I realized that the covers I'd done for the Muirin series (7 out of 18, though the later ones won't need much adjusting) didn't look like the right genre. Which, despite their being based in a SF universe, read like fantasy, perhaps historical fantasy. So I tweaked them and I think they'll do much better now. Just tedious and a lot of work. Now I just need to finish the rest of them, get the ebooks done and I'll be ready to reupload and go wide with them.

I got another 1000 words on the novel. Quinn has been sucked into dinner with Morgan, with Morgan paying. Not sure how that'll go yet but hey, they have art to talk about as they avoid talking about their respective issues so it should be fun to write.

Didn't get my steps today but I really don't much care. I'm still battling the blahs from yesterday. Really will be glad when menopause finally hits. I want my periods to stop already.

I've started freaking out about the workshop I'm going to in October. It doesn't start until October 21st but I'm creating scenarios in my head (ridiculous impossible ones, no less), fretting about nonsense and generally stressing myself out. I do wish I wouldn't do this to myself but every single time I do. *sigh*

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting more covers done, making casserole for dinner, working on the knit dress pattern (except probably not), and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Blah. Blah I say!

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:22 pm
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I think I'm staring PMS because today I was massive levels of blah at everything. I hate it when I get in that sort of a mood. I get terribly avoidant of all the stuff I want to do along with the stuff I don't want to do.

Makes me grumpy.

Despite that, I got a good bit of annoying work done. Very tedious uploading of files to a system that's slow and clunky.

And I got 1100 words on the novel done. Quinn's about to have Morgan all up in her business, trying to help even as Quinn tries desperately to avoid that because she really doesn't want anyone to know just how much of a pit her house is.

Quinn desperately needs the Unfuck Your Habitat website. Desperately.

Also got this week's collection into ebook format. It's pretty much ready to go which is lovely. If I remember to upload it at the right time instead of forgetting until late on Friday. Which is what happened last week. I got it up so late that the POD book only got approved this morning. Blargh. I had errors and had to resubmit it. Hate it when that happens.

But it's up now. Go look for The Snows of Obsession by Meyari McFarland if you're curious. My eyes are burning so I'm not linking it right now. Sorry.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting ready for an audit next week (internal, thank goodness), getting a bunch of work-work done, making pasta for dinner and, maybe if I'm really lucky, getting more done on the knit dress pattern. Seriously, I only need one back panel, two side panels and the sleeve. I can get this thing done. I swear. *sigh*

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

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