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"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

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Time To Go Back To Bed!

For the rest of the week...or month. Bleh.

First off, I'm now working more hours. This will leave no time for my usual write before the husband picks me up. So, I don't want my writing to suffer, but one day into my extra hours, and I see that it will likely suffer. I haven't written anything this week so far. Heck, I have A LOT to critique today as well.

I've searched high and low for that list of agents Diane recommended I query, and I can't find it. I am so upset. Words can't describe how upset I am. I just want to take a nuclear bomb to this messy house (and possibly my brain).

My eyes are puffy and nose is stuffed up (perhaps I'm allergic to the messy house), and I cracked my head on the corner of my husband's monitor.

This IS NOT a good week.

And I hate winter. Have I mentioned this before? It's cold, and more cold. And we had a week without water in the kitchen, and our already long commute to work yesterday was longer because of snow and unplowed roads.

I am not in a very positive mood. Sorry, nothing good to report in this week's blog attempt. Oh, I did switch to the New Blogger - that can't nessicarily be termed good or bad. It's neutral. Neutral is as far as I can move right now.

Hope everyone has more luck this week - I'm going back to bed.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Has It Been That Long?

Oops. Yea, okay, please yell at me for not blogging so long.

Last month I was sick half of the time, so that made me not want to do anything. Just what I need, is for things to pile up even more! Joy.

So, I didn't write much last month. I've written some this month at least. Shepherd is coming along slowly, but surely. I'm redifining my word count meters. The weekly one will still be actual word count (calculated by Word Perfect). The full novel one will be the "editor's calculation" though - page count times 250 (words per page when in Courier New double-spaced). Makes my goal more realistic, as that's the word count that will er, um count in the end.

I've rejoined Critters - yay. Well, I had to. Everyone else abandoned me for critiques. :( I hope to mostly do RFDRs (Requests for Dedicated Readers - i.e. novels) for people. It's what I'm most comfortable with. I plan to send my own RFDR out for Shepherd soon.

I also revised my synopsis and query letter for Mind - unfortunately the list of agents I had from Diane is MIA in my piles of papers (and it's likely in the ones in my study which are hard to get at because of piled up, unboxed Halloween decorations). See why I should clean before I worry about writing - heh?

Okay, I think that's all I have to report for now. Lots of critiquing I need to do right now. :p Happy writing all!