End of April Camp

Sunday, 30 April 2017 10:35 pm
apollymi: Sailor Moon posing, no text (BSSM**Usagi: ☮ (Peace!))
It's the very last day of Camp NaNoWriMo April Edition. It's been a fun right. I can say that I did finish the month with over 50,000 words, which was my goal. I did decide at the last minute that I wanted to write more words than [personal profile] daimeryan_rei, which was probably a dumb idea, since Dirj writes like a mother, and it meant I needed to do a last minute word sprint to get to where I wanted to be. It meant I had to break out Write or Die to get a thousand words in 30 minutes at one point. I'm trying my best to get the words I need, but it's going to be tight. I'm not sure how much awake I've got left in me at this point.

On the other hand, I had a nice two days off in a row, and I think I'm going to get very spoiled on that. It gave me long enough to feel a little less run down. It gave my feet long enough to stop hurting quite as much as they were before.

Tuesday I do have my Benefits orientation, so I'll be getting myself signed up for those in the very near, which is damn nice. That's a nice thing to be moving towards. I'm still not sure if I'm going to go with Single Healthcare or Domestic Partnership Healthcare. It's a terribly important thing to be deciding on, though, so I'm not rushing it. Either way, [personal profile] katsuko still has her coverage through IKEA, which also covers me until mine goes into effect. If I go with single coverage, then in June, during open enrollment, she can change to single as well. If I go with the domestic partner coverage, she cancel her IKEA one altogether.

But that's a saga for Tuesday. Right now I'm not going to worry about it, since it's something I'm not making decisions on until I have all the information in front of me.

And Friday is the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie! I so cannot wait! I need some good, happy Marvel movie. Because my Tumblr is alive with bitching about Captain America: Civil War, and I'm fucking sick of it. It's been the first fandom thing I've blocked on Tumblr.

And I guess it's time for me to get my ass to bed. The morning comes early, since I have to have [personal profile] katsuko to IKEA by 7:00 and myself to New Job by 8:30. Later, all.


Saturday, 15 April 2017 10:26 pm
apollymi: Kyle holding his head, text reads "*facepalm*" (Term**Kyle: *facepalm*)
Honestly, writing the journal entries is way harder than it needs to be right now. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it's not as enjoyable as the rest of the writing is.

Granted, right now, none of the writing is particularly enjoyable, but then, also, nothing is enjoyable right now. Saying I'm in the midst of a downswing is a major understatement. I wish I could get said downswing to go away, but it's just not working.

Jimi is peeing outside the box again, so we're back trying to get apple cider vinegar in the cats again. When we can get them to take it in, it always helps, but it's getting the cats to eat or drink it that's always the problem.

And yeah, that's about all I've got to say for myself for today. I'm going to try to finish getting my words done for Camp and #365k/365Day. Later.

So tired

Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:48 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
I'm so damn tired. I just want to keel over and cry into my pillow, I'm so tired. For me, that's a whole new level of tired.

A lot of it has to do with how much my feet hurt from wearing my dress flats today. Yeah, those are getting returned to the store. Once the money is back in my account, I'll be going to Payless shoe store to buy my usual flats again. But I had thought to myself that Target should have nicer shoes than Payless. Clearly I was wrong, and sore feet is what I get for trying to think.

I finally managed to get myself a few words ahead yesterday by writing over 3000 words. I just need to do 1600 to 2000 today to at goal or pull a little ahead. If it weren't how tired I was, I would try for that 2000 number, but for now, I'm just shooting for the lowest common number. In this case, that would be 1,667 words.

Either way, though, I might need to take a nap in order to be able to stay up even a little bit to get this done. Yes, I have to nap to write and write to go to sleep. My life, people. OMG.

And yeah, that's about all I've got for me for today. Later, all.

Lazy day off

Saturday, 8 April 2017 11:56 pm
apollymi: Stitch doing an handstand and wiggling his butt, no text, animated (L&S**Stitch: Kiss my ass)
Yeah, it was another day off. I wish I could say I was productive today, but I really, really wasn't. [personal profile] katsuko did the laundry, which was a good thing, but for the most part, I did very little. I shuttled us back and forth today, and that was about it.

I did end up taking [personal profile] katsuko to four different places to try to find her some green tea ice cream. It was either that or take her to Nori Nori for the green tea ice cream they serve as part of their buffet. The gas money was actually less expensive, since it's only a couple of dollars, compared to the $22 each we would have been spending at Nori Nori. (Or $32 each, if we had gone at dinner.)

And we found them anyway, so it was all good.

I'm still trying to get caught up with where I need to be for Camp. I'm running about 300 words behind where I need to be. It's not that bad a deficit, when gods know I've had a lot worse, but it's annoying to me. Mostly it's annoying because I know I can get it caught up if I could manage to stay awake and keep my mind on task.

Which so far isn't really happening today. I wrote a little on the zombie fic, and I glanced over the Leverage crossover, and I did a pass over the next chapter of Wicked Ones. But most of my words today have come from responding to comments and the like.

[personal profile] katsuko is going to work at 6:00 in the morning. There will be nothing open that early for me to kill time at, so I'm going to stay at the house in the meanwhile. I'm hoping that'll give me time to get caught up on... something. I need to be working on Wicked Ones, but I remain discouraged there, so writing on it is hard... plus we're bouncing from one emotional depth to the next in that story. It's whiplash. One minute they're being mean as hell, then they're being the sweet brothers we know they can be, and then there's sudden angst, and yeah, writing whiplash.

But that's a whole other story... and not one for today. Today, I still need 559 number of words to get caught up for today and 888 to get caught up to where I need to be for Camp altogether. Let's see how far I can get.

Goodnight, all. Wish me luck.

Something fast

Monday, 20 February 2017 11:23 pm
apollymi: The Labyrinth goblins staring out of dark background, text reads "The goblins are out to get you" (Labyrinth**Goblins: Out to get you!)
I'm going to make something really quick here, because I fell asleep in the middle of writing an entry last night. (Whoops.) Not exactly ideal, yeah? Go, team me, with the embarrassing, huh?

Tomorrow's an early morning too, with me having to drop off [personal profile] katsuko at IKEA at 6:00. ~.~ After that, it's over to Panera Bread to kill time until the kitchen guys get there for us to do the catering order. So I have to kill from around 6:15 until around 8:45, roughly speaking, given how long it takes to get from IKEA to Panera and then to get from Panera to Mirko.

I'll do the catering tomorrow and drive it over to its two respective schools, though thankfully not in my own car, and then it's back over to IKEA to pick up [personal profile] katsuko again. We're going to go from there to the tag office to renew Shinigami's plates ahead of my birthday on Wednesday. I think [personal profile] katsuko is planning on moving laundry up to tomorrow instead of Wednesday like normal, and I think that's about it.

Writing. That needs to happen, and a lot of it needs to happen. I'm still running ahead of the year. It's Day 51. I'm sitting at 58,195 words so far for the year. It's respectable. I'm not behind. But I'm losing my surplus. [personal profile] katsuko is running about 2500 words behind right now. I know that, once the April Camp NaNoWriMo rolls around, we'll be able to get caught up and get some more, but we're trying not to fall so far behind that Camp can't catch us up. So far she's had 4 days completely without writing. I've managed to avoid that, but my word day has been 465 words... and I've had a few of those kinds of days during February. Most days are still over 1000 words, but not enough of them to make me happy. I'll get back over there, though. I just need these damn boys to start cooperating.

I might need to include Roo in "these damn boys". He's giving the laptop some major headbutting love, enough to damn near knock it off my lap. That's saying something. He has great happiness, obviously.

Anyway, it's now time for sleeping so that we can get up stupid early in the morning. Later, all.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:56 pm
apollymi: Ripley staring out in the distance, Newt staring at Ripley, no text (Aliens**Ripley+Newt: Mostly at night)
I might be in a slightly dark place. Okay, that's totally an understatement. I am in a major downswing, emotionally speaking, and I think it's pretty evident.

But I've been working on the Camp story still, where the dark turn makes sense, and tonight and tomorrow [personal profile] katsuko and I are going to be working on getting some furniture put together for her room.

And that's about it.


Sunday, 11 September 2016 04:20 pm
apollymi: Yuya counting on abacus, Kyo sleeping next to her, colored pink, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: These soft moments)
I've been working on getting the handwritten parts of the last WriMo project typed up. It's sort of slow going, but I promised [personal profile] katsuko that I wasn't going to let this one drop. She's enjoying it too much, apparently.

I'm also trying to get through some of the backlog of stories that updated between last Monday and now that I'm subscribed to. It's actually rather a lot.

But yeah, that's about it for me.

Oh thank fuck

Monday, 1 August 2016 01:23 pm
apollymi: Animated, Roy sparks the lighter, no text (FMA**Roy: Set the world aflame)
That's all I can really say for myself for today. I fucking finished Camp NaNoWriMo about five minutes before midnight, in and amidst trying to help [personal profile] katsuko brainstorm her way through the story (stories) she's working on currently.

I'm done with the month but not the story, especially not if [personal profile] katsuko has anything to say about it.

Anyway, thought I would end this with the final word count, because, yay, done!

30085 / 30000 words. 100% done!

Almost there

Sunday, 31 July 2016 11:51 am
apollymi: Zack holding Cloud, doujinshi art, text reads "Dream of me" (FF7**Zack/Cloud: Dream of me)
I'm at Panera Bread again, trying to get the last few hundred words I need to finish Camp NaNoWriMo on time. The more I think about it, the more I think I should quit doing these challenges while I'm still at the restaurant. It's so stressful as is, without the added pressure of a writing challenge on top of it. If I could manage to stay on task every damn day, it would be all right, but restaurant work makes staying on target every day damn hard.

Also I have managed to find the one part of Panera Bread that's just close enough to a PokeStop for me to set up a lure and catch new Pokemon. I'm enjoying it. I only had to use one, because apparently I'm a trendsetter: two other people have set up lures after mine finished. I've caught a couple of rarer Pokemon with these lures, so I'm happy with that. I have caught about two dozen Pidgeys and a dozen Weedles, though, so there is that.

I like what [personal profile] sharpest_asp has been doing, with the list of current Pokemon. So, yeah, here we go, with a list of my current Pokemon, in alphabetic order: Abra, Beedrill, Bellsprout, Bulbasaur, Butterfree, Caterpie, Charmander, Clefairy, Cubone, Eevee, Ekans, Exeggcute, Fearow, Flareon, Gastly, Geodude, Golbat, Goldeen, Growlithe, Haunter, Horsea, Jigglypuff, Jolteon, Kadabra, Kakuna, Kingler, Koffing, Krabby, Machop, Magikarp, Magnemite, Mankey, Meowth, Metapod, Nidoran (girl-type), Nidoran (boy-type), Nidorina, Nidorino, Oddish, Paras, Parasect, Persian, Pidgeot, Pidgeotto, Pidgey, Pinsir, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Psyduck, Raichu, Raticate, Rattata, Rhyhorn, Sandshrew, Scyther, Shellder, Slowbro, Slowpoke, Spearow (aka, Murderbird), Squirtle, Starmie, Staryu, Tangela, Tauros, Tentacool, Tenacruel, Vaporean, Venomoth, Venonat, Weedle, Weezling, and Zubat. Right now, I'm just being happy that I have all the Eevee evolutions. Flareon and Vaporeon are my two strongest Pokemons at the moment, followed by a Weezing and a Golbat; Jolteon is all the way down at #7. I don't do like [personal profile] katsuko and rename them. I've given some thought to it, but I haven't done it, not yet.

And yeah, I guess I need to go back to writing. I'm in a murder-free section of story, so I'm a little sad and it's a bit more difficult. These characters are certainly doing what they want. At the very least, [personal profile] katsuko has been seeming to enjoy the story and has done the whole "where's the rest?!" thing at me a time or two, which was much appreciately

Anyway, I'm going to stop here and get back to story. I will, of course, end this with a word count. See you later, my freaky darlings!

29147 / 30000 words. 97% done!

Oh god, oh god, oh god

Saturday, 30 July 2016 11:16 pm
apollymi: Duo and Heero embracing, no text (GW**Duo/Heero: No Words)
Okay, seriously getting down to the wire here and I'm not as close to finished with this as I need to be. I still have another 2,000 or so words left to write and I'm not sure I have that much in me within the next two days.

I feel as though I've bitten off more than I can chew with all of this... and that maybe I should quit doing these damn writing months, at least for as long as I'm working at the restaurant. It might just be too much for me. I enjoy doing them, but at the same time, they are huge amounts of stress that I probably don't need in my life. But I do enjoy them. Hence all the back and forth over whether or not to keep doing them.

Work was... work. I didn't kill anyone and I didn't cry, so I guess that makes it a win. Tyler has started refusing to be behind the bar on Saturdays because she doesn't make any damn money thanks to this UberEATS thing. So that means that Carlos was behind the bar (even though he is shit at mixing drinks) and not out... you know... managing. So I ended up hosting, running food, playing at assistant manager, and trying to keep from having an asthma attack or overheating... because people started complaining about the temperature in the restaurant being too cold, so they cut down the air conditioner, so those of us moving around ended up dying of heat. Bring a damn sweater, people. I promise you will live.

But yeah, that's all I've got for today. I'm going to throw myself at these last words and see if I can't make things happen. I will leave this with an updated word count, but in the meanwhile, later, all.

28102 / 30000 words. 94% done!

Getting close

Friday, 29 July 2016 10:42 pm
apollymi: Close ups of Arthur and Eames, no text (Incep**Eames/Arthur: Dream bigger)
Oh man, time is getting really close on Camp. I'm the only one left in my cabin who hasn't already finished. [personal profile] katsuko has already finished her 10,000 words. [personal profile] daimeryan_rei has already finished her 50,000 words. I... still haven't finished my 30,000. And that's fucking embarrassing. I miss my set daytime schedule at FSU right about now, because then I could at least plan when I would be doing my writing and how much I needed to get done each evening. Trying to write after work at night, it's hard. It's really, really fucking hard, and I'm not doing well at it.

But I'm still trying. I haven't given up on it yet. I haven't given up on this story or Camp/JulNo yet. (I feel like I have given up on myself, but that's not a story for today. Today is all about writing.)

I did get some writing done at work. There were no major issues today, and all my servers behaved... for the most part. Gaven still acted like a damn prima donna, trying his best to stir up shit.

I did my interview with Planet Fitness today. It was... sketchy. Super, super sketchy. There were just so many little red flags that the whole thing made me uncomfortable. When I applied for the job, it was listed as a full-time position. When I went in to interview, I beat the interviewer -- the manager -- in. When she eventually got there, I went to tell her that she had something stuck to her shoe, and she said that it was the bottom of her shoe being torn and her being unable to afford to get a new pair. (Red flag #1: even the manager isn't making a lot of money.) The first interview question was "is there anything you aren't willing to clean?" Because apparently there is no cleaning crew and the staff has to fold up the machines and clean them daily. (Red flag #2: mainly because it's not a small gym and I'm not sure I would be physically capable of cleaning some of these things.) As we continue to discuss the job and all, I mention that I'm hopeful for the full-time hours, to which she replies that it's only a part-time position. (Red flag #3: the job was listed online as full-time, which was the only reason I applied for it. I don't need another part-time position.) After a bit of interviewing, she has me give her a tour of the facility as if she were a new guest, which I did and which she said I did a very good job at, remembering things that most people forgot. Then she had me come behind the counter and check in some members. While I was back there, another employee came in to talk to the manager, and the manager just blanked her: wouldn't even look at her, just kept saying that it was a human resources issue and the employee needed to talk to HR, not come to her. The second the employee was back out the door but before the door even closed behind her, the manager turned to me and stated, "And this is why we are hiring." (Red flag #4: I don't care how bad an employee is: don't badmouth them in front of a new potential employee.) After a bit of standing around, the manager has me four sheets of paper and says, "have these memorized by Monday at 10 and we'll get you started". (Red flag #5 and #6: They are hiring this position way too fast. That means they can't keep people. And I told you that I couldn't start until I gave two weeks' notice at my current job. I'm not just leaving there right away. I haven't invented time travel yet.) Also, while I was there, the manager was asking one employee about if she had worked the night before. (Red flag #7: the manager doesn't even know when people are working, though admittedly, this is an issue at Mirko too.)

So yeah, I don't think I'll be taking the position. It's just too many little things that aren't sitting right for a job that would only pay about what I'm making now at Mirko... and no idea what schedule I would be on. It wouldn't be more than 20 hours a week, which is no help really, considering that's what I'm working at Mirko now.

Yeah, I've got nothing else. Here's the most up to date word count. Later, all.

26462 / 30000 words. 88% done!

So tired

Thursday, 28 July 2016 02:52 pm
apollymi: Chris and Vin with a heart, no text (Mag7**Chris/Vin: ❤)
I'm so ridiculously tired. All I really want to do is go home and go to sleep, but that's not happening, not today. It won't be happening tomorrow either, not with that 9 a.m. interview. Of course, nothing is going right as far as work today. It's sort of one thing after another. I told Carlos that I would not, could not, work hosting shifts on days when I'm not also doing the catering. Apparently that went in one ear and out the other, because he stopped me when I was dropping [personal profile] katsuko off, saying "OMG, OMG, OMG, catering is going to be five days a week. Can you handle five days a week? I mean, with your hosting? Well, try it for a week and see what you think," and off he dashes. So apparently, now if I stay at Mirko Pasta, I will be expected to work seven damn days a week.

Seriously, fuck this shit. It's way, way more than I can take right now. I need something to come through for me. One of these jobs needs to come through for me, sooner rather than later. I want to be gone from here, at least for the hosting shit. I don't want to have to put up with these people any longer than I have to.

Writing is... progressing, I guess. I've got about 5,000 words left to write between now and the 31st. I'm not sure how I'm going to make that happen, but I'm going to give it my best. It's all I can do, right? I'm not sure what's happening in the story between where I am and the next murder. Mostly, honestly, it's just character introspection at this point... which means I'm enjoying it. I enjoy writing character introspection, even if most of it is stuff that would get buried or excised when it comes to publication time.

Let's add to this that Armando, Mirko's son (and our sometimes food runner, cook, dish washer, and busser), managed to burn the hell out of his hand today. Pretty much his entire right hand is mummified, which is going to be a right pain for us all today. Him especially, but he was scheduled as one of our cooks tonight, so I hope things are quiet tonight.

Anyway, back to work now. I'm hoping to get all my words done for tonight before shift. Of course I don't mean all 5,000 words I'm sort, but my 1500 for the night? Maybe. Worth a try anyway, right? Anyway, here's my word count for the day so far.

25030 / 30000 words. 83% done!


Wednesday, 27 July 2016 08:06 pm
apollymi: Hudson freaking out, text reads "Game over, man. Game over". I find this completely realisitc for the situation (Aliens**Hudson: Game over man! Game ove)
I'm trying very desperately to finish up with the word count I need for this story by the end of the month. I'm seriously hoping I'll be able to do it. I'm not sure, because my concentration is all over the damn place, but I'm still trying. That counts, right? It's at least an attempt.

I spent part of today making a playlist to see if that would help matters along. For the most part, I feel like it's been fairly successful. It's weird the things that can help with writing, huh? Switching programs, changing mediums, music, even taking time away... Any of these things can be a huge help or a magnificent hinderance.

Anyway, it's almost time for [personal profile] katsuko to get off work here at IKEA, and that's going to be my cue to get out of here and try to come up with some sort of plan to continue said writing at home. Or hell, maybe we'll find a place that's open late enough for us to do some writing there. I know of at least one McDonald's that is open late, has wifi, and supposedly has outlets, even if it's in Sandy Springs.

I did have a phone interview yesterday and another one today, both with very different companies. I have a face-to-face interview on Friday, amusingly at the gym. But hey, if it's better hours, I'll jump on the chance. I already know it's a better location than Mirko.

Anyway, here's the current, sucktastic word count. Wish me luck with getting more written soon, because I'm running really short on time.

23892 / 30000 words. 80% done!

Whoops again

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:41 pm
apollymi: Bakura & Kaiba fanart commission, text reads "Apollymi" (Sanrio**Chococat: Strolling)
I have had way too much feline assistance to get much in the way of writing done. I've been trying, but it hasn't exactly been an easy thing. Not when Roo has spent hours between me and my keyboard, in his pursuit of great love-love. In said pursuit, he has been particularly relentless. So I haven't gotten much in the way of anything done today. I'm still running behind, and I'm trying desperately to catch up. Or as desperately as I can without pissing off a feline. And we've reached the part in the month where I cannot change my goal any longer. I will just either have to win or lose at this point.

I'm even considering going with [personal profile] katsuko to IKEA for the day tomorrow so that hopefully I'll be able to get some damn work done. Because it damn sure ain't happening when Roo is in one of his moods. I mean, hell, it's taken me well over an hour to type up even this much of a journal entry, and that's pretty damn pitiful, yes?

Anyway, as much as it will suck, here is the most up to date word count. It pretty much sucks, but it's where I'm at. I'm now going to try sleep and see what tomorrow brings.

22453 / 30000 words. 75% done!


Monday, 25 July 2016 01:16 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Hello again, sinusitis, my old friend. Yet again I'm wishing you would just got die in a fire. Because I wish you would go die in a fire. I'm like 86% certain that's what's wrong with me, since I've had sinus issues so much in my damn life. It's always the same thing: ear pain that gets worse when I bend over (and the fuckers at work always make me bend over, getting bread or whatever) or when someone is loud near me (I'm looking at you, fucking Gaven), headaches and pressure around my eyes, stuffed up nose, a weird smell every time I try to breathe in, even sore fucking teeth. I'm trying to head it off before it get worse, before the funny colored snot, hacking coughs and sneezes, and antibiotics. I hate it when it gets to being that time of the sickness again. Definitely not my favorite thing in the world.

It was fucking insane at Mirko last night. We had something like forty Uber Eats orders come in, most of them all at once. Mitch got ridiculously overwhelmed and snappy trying to deal with all of it, because they won't hire someone just to deal with the Uber Eats crap (much less the extra kitchen staff to deal with the additional volume), which translated to the servers, which translated to them taking it out on me, which translated to me having a gigantic 'fuck you' at every single person that I could... because no one has ever said I'm gracious when I'm sick.

And no one will ever say I don't have a foul mouth when I'm fucking hungry. Because I'm fucking hungry and I'm ready for some fucking food because I haven't eaten anything yet today and I'm not going to for another hour and a half or so, because I'm waiting for [personal profile] katsuko to be finished too before we both do food, because neither of us have eaten yet today. Well, not really. She's had chips and water, and I've had chocolate milk and hot tea (that is now fucking cold). I just have to keep killing time until she gets off at 3:30, and then we can have some goddamn food. I don't even care what food at this point. I just want food.

And yeah, with it being fucking insane at work and me being fucking sick as hell, I didn't exactly get a lot of writing done. I have like 8000 words to write in the next few days. Once upon a time, that would have been doable. Now I'm not so sure. I'm going to keep trying, though. I'm not giving up until the bitter damn end. I'm going to keep pushing for it.

So I'm going to start doing just that now and sign off here. Here's the most up to date, sucktastic word count. FML. Later, all.

21591 / 30000 words. 72% done!

Roo is helping

Sunday, 24 July 2016 02:46 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I wish I could take a picture of how it looks with me trying to get any amount of typing done around Roo's punk ass. He's in some kind of major love-love mood, which involves his entire head in my mouth if I dare open it and snuggling up to my face. I'm enjoying the latter, because my ear is hurting and he is so warm and purring. It's lovely on a sore ear. It's not too bad as long as I don't have to bend over or lean my head down for any reason, but if I do, blinding pain.

I had a decent writing night last night, but I didn't do a lot to whittle down my deficit all that much. I'm catching up, but it's some kind of slow going. I'm going to finish though. I'm going to get my 30,000 words, and it's going to be awesome. It will happen.

Right now, though, I need to finish getting ready for work at Mirko. I'm going to pack up Ripley and bring her along with, and there will be more writing, especially now that I've finished my latest Seven Seas project.

Anyway, time to get ready to go to work, so I'm going to leave this here with my updated word count. It's not great, but it is what it is... and here it is.

21044 / 30000 words. 70% done!

Something, something

Saturday, 23 July 2016 01:08 pm
apollymi: Stitch holding his head in pain, no text (L&S**Stitch: Headache)
I don't have anything to really say for myself right now. I'm killing time at Panera Bread while I wait for it to be closer to the time when [personal profile] katsuko will get her break from Mirko. We have to go back to Sandy Springs for me to do my visit with Sammy Sam and we also need to get some shit notarized so that I can get her insurance, and those are all our plans for the day, aside from going back to Mirko for dinner shift.

I've only gotten a little writing done so far today, because I've been concentrating on the Seven Seas project I have to turn in on Monday. So that's where my concentration is. If [personal profile] katsuko follows through on her plan to work until closing tonight, then I'll do some writing while I'm hanging there.

And yeah, that's it. The word count update is very small, but here it is.

20057 / 30000 words. 67% done!


Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:42 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I woke up this morning sore as hell. I have been feeling stiff and sore the last few days, but today it's pretty bad. It feels like every joint in my body needs to pop and every muscle in my back and shoulders are tight and knotted. This is not exactly an auspicious start to my work week. I will persevere, though. I always do.

So, yes, movie was fucking awesome on the big screen. I was a little impressed with how many lines I could repeat with the characters, as well as the little bits of random trivia I could give . I already apologized to her for dragging her to a movie that used to give her nightmares. (Yes, Aliens used to give her nightmares. She, the one who grew up on Freddy Krueger movies.) Amusingly, she said that the number of times I watched it, either with her or with it playing in the background while she did something else, has desensitized her to it. So that was amusing, to me at least. Probably a silly thing to be amused over, but still, it amused me.

I did a cute video of Boo and posted it on Instagram... and a few other places. Mostly it's her purring and me talking sweet to her. There's also her jumping over Roo while he's sitting on the counter next to her. Because the world needs to hear Boo's squeaky purrs.

I'm sitting here wondering if there is something in the water here today. I've seen at least six very heavily pregnant women walking around and another four with at least four children. I must confess: I don't understand the urge to overpopulate. Isn't one or two enough? But that's neither here nor there. It's their lives and pocketbooks and all that. I just have to listen to their little angels scream. Because no one else thinks they (or their meltdowns) are as cute as you do. And maybe this is just the cynical ace aro in me, but I get sick of people telling me that I would feel differently if I had one of my own. Maybe it's true; maybe I would; but that doesn't negate how I feel right now. I feel like the fact that I have six nieces and one nephew should be the bulk of my family's contributions to the gene pool. I feel like I don't want my father's genetics to be passed on to another generation, because there have been enough mental health issues in my life thanks to him, with both nature and nurture.

And yeah, that's a rant for another day. I shouldn't have gotten off on it.

I'm just... um... going to go work on my Camp story. Yeah, that seems like a safer idea. Here's the updated word count, and later, all.

18636 / 30000 words. 62% done!


Wednesday, 20 July 2016 12:48 pm
apollymi: Hicks training Ripley w/weapons, Ripley looking over shoulder at him, text reads "You started this. Show me everything" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Show me everything)
Holy shit. Holy shit. Holy shit. In a couple of hours, [personal profile] katsuko and I are going to go see Aliens in the local theater, and I'm seriously fucking excited. I just cannot wait. (I also cannot spell right now because that's the level of excited I am at the moment, because holy shit, favorite movie in the theater. Yayz!)

Okay, deep breath, calming down. I do still have writing to do before that, and I'm not giving up my streak of doing so well with that this week. I am still running behind where I need to be for this point in the month, but I'm doing better than I have been being. With my current word count being what it is, I'm running about 1800 words behind where I need to be. But I am also slowly whittling that number down a few hundred words at the time. Weirdly enough, even with all the shit going on, I've still been getting my best writing done at IKEA. Handwriting bits every so often has also been a real boon, letting me get myself out of corners and the like. As long as I have a notebook and a purple pen, I seem to be flying along nicely.

Speaking of purple pens, I'm very upset that I can't find my Lamy fountain pen that I bought a few months before this move. I loved the hell out of it, and now I can't find it. I feel like I did remember to pack it, but I'll be damned if I can find where it's at now. I'm considering making a prize of it: if I can finish the month with more than the 30,000 words I've made my minimum goal, I'll buy myself a new Lamy -- and some more purple ink for it. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. It'll be my prize to myself for surpassing my goals.

And I really don't have anything else to say. I don't know what the plans are between now and movie time. I know I've already bought the tickets, so that's one less thing to worry about. I know [personal profile] katsuko is going to cover the food and the petrol for the car (so food for us and food for the car) for this little outing. I think we're going to try to hit some of the PokeStops along the way. I know we were talking about trying to get some writing done out of the house while we were killing time, but I'm not sure if that's still on or if we're just going to wait until closer to movie time to leave. I'm not even sure if we're planning on doing lunch here at home or during some of the out time we may or may not have planned. Basically, I know a lot of nothing. Je ne sais rien.

And yeah, that's about it. Here is the updated word count as I end this entry:

17556 / 30000 words. 59% done!