As Time Flies By…

Sheesh! Where did my weekend go? And did I really spend most of it playing City of Heroes? *cackle* Actually, it was a nice weekend for my mental well-being. I NEEDED a weekend without work (even though I had planned to go in) and devoted mostly to myself. It was awesome! My mother unexpectedly took Zack for most of the weekend, so both Shawn and I got some much needed “us” time, both apart and together. Like I said, I had planned to go to work, but couldn’t face the prospect of another dust-filled day with my allergies and asthma making me so miserable. Since I have a follow-up appointment with my doctor on Thursday to discuss the asthma, I decided to hold off any more filing for another week. The dust and I to NOT get along these days! A couple of my friends have suggested wearing paper masks when filing, and I am seriously considering it. No matter how stupid it might look. 😛

The writing has been mostly non-existent, due to the fact I just can NOT bring myself to wake up early when it is really all I can do to make it through each day. The coughing, runny nose, exhaustion, etc. just take a major toll on me. I’m really hoping my doctor can help me get this back under control, as it sucks to have gotten it under control (I thought), only to degenerate into misery again.

And yes, there are people who have it far worse than me. But this is my journal and I’ll whine if I want to! 😉

Hopefully, I can resume the awesome creative output I was managing just before this all flared up shortly after my doctor appointment.


And as a quick update, I LOVE my new job, absolutely love it, but I do not have nearly as much time for random web-surfing as before. This makes the day go by super-fast, but means I am way behind on my flist. Sorry!


Oh, and for those who’ve asked. Still no word from Uber Agent, but I wanted to give her twice the three weeks she told me before checking the status. I know she’s been super busy, and I’d rather nurse my illusions a little longer than have them dashed completely. Hee. 😉 Since tomorrow marks six weeks, I am planning to follow-up with her then. Wish me luck!


Quickie Update…

Just a quick update to say I am still alive…barely. I am SOO behind on my flist because of being so busy with my new job. And I am so behind on writing in the mornings because my asthma and allergies are officially kicking my buttocks. I will try and update more substantively soon, but that’s it for now! (Sorry!)

Back in the Writing Saddle…

The weekend was so hectic that I never did get any writing in (boo), and I haven’t slept felt well the past couple days so I’ve slept in and gotten no writing in (boo), but today I have triumphed against business and sleepiness and written about 1100 words in Red Hot Fury. This is especially impressive considering I had to re-read the 1300ish words I already had to get back into the story, AND I had to paused for some research. And I still have time to run upstairs and do my hair and make-up before we have to leave work work. Go me!

And now, the metrics!


Yesterday was a long, tiring, but productive day. I worked for 7 hours and got a lot done on my ongoing project that I’m hoping to be able to pass on to someone else in the next week or two. Then I picked up my boys and we went to the mall so husband could let the baby play in the play area while I shopped at Lane Bryant. I went in armed with a great coupon I got from signing up for their mailing list–$25 off $75 or more, $50 off $150 or more, or $75 off of $225 or more. I knew I would easily spend that since a lot of their newer stuff is sooo expensive.

Clothing Rambling, Read At Your Own Risk of Boredom!

No Morning Metrics…

…but there should be some tonight. I had to come into work early for a meeting regarding my new position, and there was no way I was going to get up even earlier than I have been this week, so I’m planning to get at least a few hundred words in tonight. We have a standing date with my best friend Julie tonight, and the friend I’ve been playing CoH with this week also has a standing engagement on Fridays, so I should definitely be able to sneak in an hour or so of writing after Julie leaves.

Tomorrow I am coming into work for a few hours to work on the permanent project I’ve been working on (which I will get to pass on soon hopefully – yay!), and then I am coming SHOPPING! WoOt! I love to shop for clothes, other than the whole trying things on and feeling fat thing. Maybe I should say I love the whole HAVING new clothes after finding things that fit and I like. *grin*

Hopefully I’ll have a word update tonight! =)


Awesome writing morning!!! =)

Starting Graph: She sprawled facedown in the damp sand, long chestnut hair tangled with seaweed and other bits of flotsam from the deep. One of her arms stuck out from her body at an awkward angle, displaying the bright green snake tattoo running from shoulder to just below elbow. The tattoo clearly marked her as one of my sister Furies.

Ending Graph: The years faded away as if they had never been, and I nodded. “Yeah. He didn’t take well to the breakup at all. When she–when she started seeing someone new, he completely flipped out. She disappeared a few months after that, but we could never prove he was involved. But we just knew…”

Personal Favorite: I winced slightly. Vic. Seemed such a cold word to use for one of my sisters. And yet, I’d used it myself with the uniform. Couldn’t get too emotionally invested during investigations. Making it personal meant running the risk of getting sloppy. And I never got sloppy.

Line Which Must DIE (or at least be revised)!: Nothing TOO crappy today.

Snakes On A Plane In A Scene: Yes.

Body Count: Still only one!!!

Total Words Eked Out Today: 1056!!!

Red Hot Fury Wordcount:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
1,358 / 90,000