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Okay, FINE!

It took World Con & FenCon to convince me that maybe I should hop back onto LJ just to check in from time to time and keep a better log of the time I spend working on stuff.

Well that was vague.

But hey! It's actually acting like REAL AUTUMN today! Cloudy skies, sweater temps and rain. (with impressive thunder rumbles.)

You know what's easy?

LiveJournal is easy. 

I miss the days of just posting all the random stuff that had happened that day without feeling any kind of hesitation. 

I miss that. On my original LJ I'd been on since...2002? Dang. 

So I'm going to attempt to recapture that this year. I'll be keeping a "regular" journal at wordpress. (Oh yes those are air quotes, no doubt about it.) 

I can't decide if I'm just going to merge my old journal with this one, or that I'll just more or less double post or figure something out to do with it. Because I like to look back and see who is still active. It's like cutting a tree and reading the rings of my online age. 


Holy Happy New Year Batman!

This year is starting out well, mostly because I had a pretty amazing (and amazingly busy) December. I sold a story and started a new job! After that, presents were just gravy! I'm a Scriptwriter/Production Assistant now for a pretty fun company. What's funny is that it's actually helping me learn about my writing habits. So first a confession:

2010 was the year of lazy writing. I'm serious. I was bad, bad girl this year. Sure I helped finish a co-writing project that had been in the works for at least 2 years, but it really sucked all the writer life out of me. I felt like I couldn't work on my own projects as long as it swung over my head.

But that was 2010, this is 2011!

What work has taught me is that I can write about anything and under strict deadline. No hemming and hawing, no "waiting for inspiration", none of that crap and it is just that, crap. Also with the new job I'm basically working 12 hours a day. It's an hour commute both ways and I work from 8-6 so I'm about to fill up on audio books. (So far Andrew Bird has been keeping me company on those drives because his music makes me the most mellow driver in the universe)

So I'm on board with joknowles with declaring this The Year of Being A Writer.

Fire up the coffee pot! It's going to be a busy year.


Nov. 23rd, 2010

1. There is a ball of granny smith apple green yarn on my desk.

2. The weather forecast is calling for a high of near 80 the day before Thanksgiving but then a high of 51 the day of Thanksgiving.

3. Coffee Coffee Coffee

4. Still writing a little something (or a lot) every day. (Thank goodness)

5. The travel bug has taken a large chunk out of my backside.



I have coffee making and a big list of things to do today.

Have to get the house cleaned up before we leave for Comic Con in two weeks. TWO WEEKS!!! *FAINT*

Perhaps I should stop typing and go get busy. Right after I get that coffee...


Internet diet

Once I’m finished with this post I’m turning off my computer for the rest of the day. I swear I went on some kind of mindless browsing binge this weekend and it has spilled over into the week and that is not good.

I don’t want to think of the time I wasted when I could be writing or doing other productive things. I’ve even gone so far as to install this Freedom program http://macfreedom.com/ to keep me on task when I do open the laptop up later today to get some real writing done.

I also need to get a haircut, soon. For I am totally rocking the Hermione at the moment.

So farewell, farewell twitter-feed, FB and all those other lovely time wasters. I’ll see you on the other side.*

And now a picture, because pictures are always nice.



A few years ago at the Japanese gardens.

*hopefully with something new to share.

Oh my~

Oh hey!

I do still live around here. It's just been a strange spring, and busy. I now have a nice shiny degree that only took me *mumblemumble* years to attain.

I was a bit down in the dumps because I had to make the hard decision not to go to Wiscon this year due to financial constraints. I'm not sure how that'll effect me, since Wiscon has become my power-up for each year. I miss seeing my friends that I only see once a year, I miss the farmer's market and all the food along State St. and I miss all the writer talk I get to indulge in that I need an outlet for so I don't drive my non-writer friends up a tree. I told myself that it'd be okay, because I may be missing Wiscon, but this is the year we go to THE BIG SHOW.

I'm going back to San Diego Comic Con this year! I've been excited since I called my brother(while he was there) and said "Get pre reg tickets for me and Y we are going to re-live the nerd herd days!" This will be my first Comic Con as a civilian and I can't wait!!! *snoopydance*

Still writing like a fiend, and trying to work on this book I'm co-authoring with a friend. We finished the rough draft ages ago, but there was a huge plot element that needed some serious fixing. This prompted a re-write of certain parts, and well...I'll get into that later because I need a little help with some honest critique.

Cats are doing well, Young has been building a giant Chocobo in the living room and I've addicted my mom to making/selling things on Etsy.

I'm also now job-hunting like crazy, I want something in publishing--anything-- mailroom, you name it.

So happy June! I'm now off to Sonic Happy Hour, they have a new Lemonade sparkler that's super sour and fizzy. My favorite combination!


Craft mode: ON

Thanks to this post on twitter:
@jamieharrington: Can someone make a shirt that says "The Emdash is NOT a period." I need one to remind myself. :)

Or maybe one of those rubber bracelets. Since you'd have to print it upside down to read it on a shirt.

That's when I realized that I'd need more room than one of those bracelets afford.
So the idea of a grammar-rule reminder charm bracelet was born!

*zooms off to Joanns*


So when I get all cranky I don't tend to update my journal so much. Which perhaps is a little odd since I've known many, many friends that use any online venue as their own personal crank box.

So what I did about this is that I completely virgoed out and made a ton of lists.

I sorted all my paperwork and put it in either the file cabinet (that used to be just a catch-all) and in accordion folders.
I listed all my craft & sewing supplies and am in the process of grouping them and finding a place for each group.
Worked on an editorial calendar for another blog that I had been only keeping in fits and starts. (not writing related)
I even listed all my doll crap.

Now it's time to gather up some supplies and head out to crafternoon.


Jan. 10th, 2010

In lieu of post I present to you:

Little kitties in a big box


Big Kitty on a little box



Here's the story
It's not all rabbits and apples

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