Quote of the Moment

"Magic comes from what is inside you. It is part of you. You can't weave together a spell you don't believe in." - Jim Butcher

Monday, August 29, 2005

Bah and Double Bah

Nope, I haven't posted in a while. Nope, I didn't get one thing of writing done last week (or even attempt to change the meters on this page). Yup, my mind was on a mental vacation for a week and a half. Some personal junk cropped up, and my mind was reeling. I think it needed recovery time.

This week, the entire house needs to be cleaned, otherwise I'm going to likely meld into the dust, grime, and endless dirty dishes.

I guess I should send out more queries, too, since I received all the rejections back from my last queries. And finish critting a friend's chunk of novel.

Those are my major goals for this week, along with getting up earlier than I usually do. I did get up at 10:30am today, although it took a cat barfing to force me to (before that I was thinking another hour in bed sounded lovely). Oh, and I do have a 20 hours only of EQ goal (unless I get everything done on my list - then I can EQ more). This time I've broken it down: 4 hours for exp on my main wizzie (this includes fun LDoN and DoN missions), 4 hours of tradeskilling on all toons, 4 hours of exp on other toons, 4 hours of raiding and helping guildies with things, and 4 hours for quests (including factioning - bleh, I hate factioning). Here's hoping I stick to it. And here's hoping I don't play too much Star Ocean: 'Til the End of Time, like I did last week.

Otherwise, I hope to see my meters rise, but right now the cleaning, critting, and submitting more queries is taking precedence. Oh, and the house hunting. That sucks up loads of time.

I did receive my copy of my thesis novel all bound and looking nice. It's thick! So thick that when you look at it you wonder if you can read it. Well, it scares my husband at least. It IS single-sided though, otherwise it would be half the size.

Okay, blog posted on. That's one thing off my list! Yay. Well, happy writing all.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Missing CD

I have not been able to find my compilation CD that I listen to (made for) while working on my Daina novel for two days. This has put a crimp in my productivity. See, the thing is, I used that CD on Monday, and there is no reason it should have left my desk area, let alone my study. It's a psychological thing (I have a lot of those it seems), and I can't work on Daina without that CD!

I managed to add a little to that short story at least.

But I want to work on Daina! So, if anyone happens to see a gremlin pass by, please tell them that their cousins over at my place need to cough up my CD!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Rejections and B-days

Nope, I didn't post last week. As Chun reminded me all last week, it was bad chili week, so nothing was going to get done. Ended up being bad roast week for me instead, but the topper was receiving a rejection on my b-day. Joy! (sarcasm, sarcasm, sarcasm) Couldn't I have received it the day after? Bleh. So much for b-days.

I didn't get much done last week. That depression thing kind of sunk its teeth into me, making me miserable to live with also (ask my husband). It might be a mix of post-partum graduation and life in general (i.e. figuring out what I should or can do besides writing for a day job - doesn't help the job market has been in the toilet around here for over a year or more). Not sure what's going on in my head most of the time though, to be honest.

Well, the worm is moving up on the meter today at least for Daina, since I retyped two scenes so far. I need to clean before I do anymore writing stuff - and my hand hurts from typing (because it was hurting from too much mouse-clicking with tradeskilling in EQ - any EQers, I recommend tradeskilling in moderation). I should know better, especially with that fear of carpal tunnel as a writer. Eep.

This post likely would have been better done later in the week, when I've maybe made more progress, but I thought I'd get it over with now. Check another thing off on my list of things to do - muahahahaha.

Hope everyone else's writing is going well. ;)