Definitely sick

Jun. 27th, 2017 07:03 pm
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The cold I thought was coming on last night? Yeah, it's a cold. Head cold plus some digestive upset that might be related to my suddenly horrible eating habits. I went to work for 2 hours and then came home, slept for four hours (yay for cold medicine!) and then had dinner.

I did manage to get 1000 words on the novel. Finished a chapter, had the Ladies show up to be cryptic and strangely threatening, and then give Sinead support. I'm pretty sure this is going to be about a 40K to 50K novel at most. Which is fine. I've passed the 30K mark as of today so I'm good for the 3 novels in 3 months challenge.

Now to see if the cold keeps me from getting the story finished before I go off to the wilds of Montana for camping.


Goals for tomorrow include surviving the cold, work, writing, and that's about it. Oh, and getting the POD version done for this week's short story. Didn't work on that today because my brain is gone.

Off to very early bath and very early bedtime with plenty of cold medicine in hopes of kicking this cold quickly. Goodnight all!


Jun. 26th, 2017 08:19 pm
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I think I might be coming down with a cold. My nose feels all weird. I'm sneezing all the time. I feel all muzzy-headed, too. And hungry and tired and bleh. I don't want a cold! I'm supposed to go camping next week and camping with a cold would be miserable. :(

Despite the bleh I might be catching, I got 3400 words written on the second of my 3 novels in 3 months challenge. I'm up just shy of 30K which is the minimum for 'novel' for this challenge. I think I've got another 20K or so to go, maybe less. I'm really not sure. Sinead's discovered what the Delbhana were up to but she still has no freaking clue what's up with the blankets or why they were so important. But she's got the two most important people in the mystery cornered and restrained so they're going to get questioned until Sinead's happy with their answers.


Got my steps today. The hubby wanted to go walking after work so we did even though I felt mungy. probably will help me fight the cold off but still ugh.

I got this week's short story into basic format, wrote the cover blurb and created the cover. I found exactly the right image for it so it was easy. Still need to put it into ebook and POD format. Tomorrow I hope. And I need to do some pre-work for next week's collection. I want to issue the first Gods Above and Below collection next week so getting started at it would be good. Won't have much time over the 4th for that what with visiting my mom and going camping.


Goals for tomorrow include writing, not catching a cold (crosses fingers), exercises, preparing for doing two audits this week on Thursday and Friday (uuuuuuuugh!) and making pot roast for dinner. Though that's easy. Thank goodness for slow cookers!

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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And man, it was the quintessential summer day. I melted during the ceremony and I was wearing a dress. So did everyone else. Blah for summer heat waves!

After that we came back home and started laundry. Got all that done, during which I wrote 4000 words on the second novel of my 3 novels in 3 months challenge. I'm up to 26K and just starting Chapter 12. Sinead's finding more and more layers of Delbhana influence, all of which are hard to deal with given her PTSD.

But Renata, her guide, has her back so Sinead will make it through.

I most certainly did not get my steps today. Too hot for going outside. It's not even supposed to cool until 6am tomorrow morning. *groan*

Goals for tomorrow include survive the heat wave, write (I'd love to finish this novel before the 1st), exercises (if its not too hot), and steak for dinner.

Off to bath to soak my tired arms and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Ticking right along...

Jun. 24th, 2017 07:45 pm
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...on the novel. I'm up to 21K and I think I've gotten to about the halfway point. Maybe. Not sure yet. Sinead's finally gotten a handle on what the real basis of the crime is and it's her. Well, not her directly but the same old feud between the Delbhana and the Dana has started to play out in Atalya.

Pretty sure Sinead's going to wake up, decide that hell no, this will not fly and then go kick the world until it does what she wants.

Which is both very Delbhana and very Dana of her. Much fun having her have that sort of personality thing going on.

The hubby and I went out today. His office chair (he works from home 90% or more of the time and does far too much overtime) had hit the point of pain while sitting in it. So I decreed that new chair would be found this weekend. Last night we went out to dinner (and then got groceries super-late, thus no post) and tried at Office Depot. No luck there. None of the chairs worked.

So today we went to the mall and got lunch, then walked and bought spices, gummy bears, Lush and Legos. Then we went to Staples and found a chair that he can live with. They didn't have any in stock but there was free shipping and a sale on the chair so we ordered it to be delivered to our home on Tuesday.

Tomorrow's goals are laundry, write at least one chapter, preferably two, clean my bathroom, and avoid the heat as much as possible. We're in the 80s right now and dang, we are not prepared for it. Thankfully, I talked him into whole house AC a couple of years ago so we're not dying. Just every time we step outside it's ugh.

So, off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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I wanted to. But nope, it didn't happen.

Work was busy-busy. I had an audit to perform with one of our auditor trainees and it was a good bit more in-depth than I expected. I'd blocked out 2 hours for it and it ended up being 2 1/2 hours and I didn't even get the report written up. Oh well, it is what it is.

And then when I got home there was stuff to do with the hubby and things to clean up and a long walk after dinner so I didn't get much written at all. Only 1200 words. I am up to 14K, though, so I'm not worried about it. Not sure that I'm going to keep the twist that I just put into the story. I think it's too soon for it. Or maybe it's not right yet. We'll see. I'll think it over, sleep on it and then write more tomorrow.

Hopefully without cutting the words I wrote today.

Didn't get more homemade Lush made. I might go nuke some cocoa butter and mix it with jojoba oil before I run my bath, just to see how that goes. But probably not.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting the POD version of this week's story done since it didn't happen tonight, exercises, and maybe, if I have time, homemade Lush products.

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

Another busy day

Jun. 20th, 2017 08:35 pm
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Work was busy enough, between meetings, that I got not one word written even on breaks. I did get 2400 words after dinner. Sinead has dealt with the issue of the transwoman and is now dealing with a surprising issue with her mother. Should be interesting to see how that plays out. I've no idea how long this story is going to be but right now I'm above 12K and just barely started. Just have to keep on writing until I find the ending.

And see if my internal sense that this all ties back into Sinead's Delbhana relatives is correct. Which would be cool if I can make it work out.

We'll see.

Got my steps today because the hubby had his mid-year performance review and needed to to babble while walking it off.

I'm kind of noodling on a new world in the back of my head. I'm not sure I'll actually write it anytime soon, though. I want to combine harems and veils with temperate rain forests like in the Puget Sound but I'm not sure how to do that yet. I need to figure out clothes and food and terrain and maybe draw a map or something. You know, in my copious amounts of spare time. I did do some doodles of potential ways of doing the veils (think bamboo / reed / straw woven hats that people wear all the time) but I don't know that I'd want to do it that way. Would everyone wear hats all the time? How would that affect their society? How the hell would I describe people's expressions???

I don't know. I'm still pondering it for now. More sketching may be necessary.

The one thing I did get done this morning before work started was that I got this week's short story into ebook format. Now all I have left is the POD format and I'll be ready to upload on Thursday. That's good even though no one is really buying the series. *sad sigh* Don't care. I enjoyed writing it and I'm going to share it even if no one sees and cares for a good long time.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, finishing the POD, exercises, making homemade Lush products, and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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...mostly because of a very different verbal pattern from my own. But it's going. I got 2500 words today and Sinead's into the mystery. Actually two mysteries that she's not aware yet are related. I've no idea how they're related yet but yeah, they're related. Somehow. I'll find out as I write.

And I have an official transwoman character in the story so now I have to figure out how Atalyan society feels about trans people. But that's a job for tomorrow. My eyes are burning. It's definitely time to get off the computer.

Not to mention that my torn fingernail on my pinky is not making typing fun at all.

Got my steps today, which is good. Not so good is that I forgot that my mother's birthday is on Wednesday and I didn't buy her a birthday card this weekend. So it's going to get there late. Darn it.

Goals for tomorrow include sending out the card, writing, exercises, preparing for the audit this week, and maybe making some more Lush replacements in the evening. We'll see how I feel tomorrow after work.

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


Jun. 19th, 2017 11:38 am
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On the flip side of seeing Wonder Woman last week, I managed 20 minutes of TNT's new drama CLAWS. I've been to R-rated movies that were less explicit. Lord knows I'm not a prude, but this was pretty shocking to be on regular cable. I stopped watching not just because of the general raunchiness, but the fact that there was not a single character that I wanted to watch. What is it with TV shows now that feature primarily women and the women are all drug dealers or whores? Is that the only kind of woman who's supposed to be seen? Is this the result of so many reality shows that only film bad behavior? Is that how producers see women? Maybe it's a combination of all those things.

It's a shame, because I really like the lead actress as well as some of the supporting cast, but I couldn't stomach this show enough to even finish the episode.

Wonder Woman

Jun. 19th, 2017 11:33 am
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Wow, it took long enough, but we finally got a decent Wonder Woman. I was very pleased with the movie. We got to see the genesis of Princess Diana and saw the evolution into the super hero Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot did a great job throughout and there was an excellent mix of humor, action, and drama. I have to say I was impressed and relieved.

I suspect there will be a whole parade of little Wonder Woman costumes this Halloween. That's not a bad thing.
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It's a Matriarchies of Muirin novel, set in the far north of Atalya with Delbhana Sinead (from Repair and Rebuild and Running From the Storm) as the POV character. Except she's not Delbhana anymore. She's Dana. And on her own in Atalya because she can't go home if she wants to live.

I'm planning on a mystery of sorts but right now I don't know just how mystery-like it'll be. I'm going to give it my best and see what happens.

Also, I turned in the first novel of the challenge. I'm 100% going to forget about it, not think about it in anyway, because otherwise I'll worry myself to a frazzle and that does no one any good. Especially me.

Yesterday the hubby and I went on a nice long bike ride only to discover afterwards that the tires on our bikes were dramatically low. Very annoying and much more work than it should have been. We fixed it and the bikes seem fine. My legs, not so much.

Today was laundry day and somehow I managed to tear my right pinky nail right into the quick taking clothes out of the laundry. A good quarter of an inch into the quick. So I've got a bandaid over it and I'm really not enjoying typing right now. Especially hitting enter or backspace. Darn it all.

Can't be helped but man, I really wish I hadn't done that.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, chicken and rice for dinner, exercises, and getting this week's story ready for formatting.

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

Finished the novel!

Jun. 16th, 2017 08:36 pm
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Whoot! One novel down out of the three I wanted to write for the challenge. :D I wrote about 3800 words today, finishing the novel out at 51,500 words, give or take a few.

I'll give the ending (probably the whole thing) a read-over tomorrow and then it's off to the person running the challenge so he can read it and let me know what he thinks. Then I'll be biting my nails for a week waiting to hear back. *groan*

So of course I've already decided what to write next because damn it, I'm not losing my streak and I'm definitely not going to fuss over the feedback. Derail myself big time if I did.

The next novel will be another Muirin novel, this time set in Atlaya with Delbhana Sinead as the POV character. I'm going to throw a mystery of some sort at her and have her solve it, then move on to another port, another country, like the lone wolf she is. If it works out, it's the start of a series of novels about "Dana Sinead" slowly working her way back to Aingeal and Raelin's side.

Yes, I have plans for that. Eventually. I have a couple, maybe three or so, more novels to write before I get there. Completely aside from rewriting Daughter of Chaos and Gwen's thing with the Ladies. (Those are up free on my DW if you're curious. Go digging for Daughter of Chaos and Saving the Dana.) *grin*

I did get my steps today. Getting groceries will do that. I'm hoping that the weather is nice enough for the hubby and I to go do something tomorrow. No idea if it will be. It's kind of rainy and grey today so hiking or biking don't sound like fun at all.

Either way, goals for tomorrow include starting the next novel, exercises, something fun, reading over the novel I just finished and sending it off. That's about it.

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


Jun. 16th, 2017 02:04 pm
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On Sale Now: Consort of the Crystal Palace! Get it on Kobo for $0.99 but only until Monday.

wlw romance / SF adventure FTW!
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...I think. Pretty sure anyway. Eser's finally beaten the Xr'x (brain worms) and now she just has to survive the damage from the last battle, get a whole new species to help her and then put the space station back together.

Oh, and turn in her report to Earth on time. Somehow I think she's going to fail on that one. XD

Got my steps today due to having an internal audit at work. Lots of walking all over the plant will give you your steps. Got another one next week but that's next week, thank goodness.

I got this week's novel up on all the sites. It's available right now on Kobo, on Amazon and on Smashwords for $5.99. The title is Fighting the Morrigan's Hand and it's the next Matriarchies of Muirin novel. Fun one where I got to go to Chinwendu and get inside Aravel's head. He's sneakier than I thought.

Do consider checking it out!

Not much else to report tonight. I'll get the Now Available post up next week once CreateSpace clears.

Goals for tomorrow including writing, getting groceries, exercises, getting more Muirin story bible stuff done and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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Keanu clung to his form. Only Cyrille, his beloved First Follower, kept him from being blown apart by the power of the sea surrounding him.

Baby gods should never confront the Gods of the Sea. They just shouldn't.

But the team needed Keanu so he had to cope with the roar of the waves, the pounding of the surf, the tearing at his fragile energies.


Find This Story:

On Kobo $2.99 ebook
On Smashwords $2.99 ebook
On Amazon $2.99 ebook or $5.99 TPB
On CreateSpace $5.99 TPB

Yay, I got this up when I wanted to instead of weeks later! *laughs at myself* Sometimes you have to take your wins where you get them.

So yeah, another Gods Above and Below story up and available. Keanu faces some threats and makes some changes in this one. Hope you enjoy if you choose to read!

*happy dance*

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