apollymi: Jensen holding his fingers like guns, text reads "Don't start none, won't be none" (Losers**Jensen: Don't start none)
Today has been a good quiet day. I did find out that Seven Seas apparently sent me a title to edit, but it's not due until Wednesday. And somehow my sick time isn't showing up for last Friday, so now I'm worried about this coming Friday and the following Monday, when Mist is going to be in town and I'm taking annual leave.

But other than all of that, it was a good day. I was lazy. I ate good food, including the froyo I was craving the other day. I played with Luci and Boo.

At midnight, I'm going to post [personal profile] katsuko's and my next story for Mag7 week: the first actual content on Resurrectionist... because I do still have ridiculous love for that story, even if Shelter and all its alternate universes have taken over my soul.

And I got a lot of writing done today, enough that I'm going to have to reset my overall goal to a higher number. I'm not complaining on that note, mind you. That part's just an observation.

Anyway, I'm going to finish up this bit, post the chapter, then go the hell to sleep. I've been drifting off for nearly an hour now. Good night, all.

Sleep

Saturday, 23 September 2017 11:04 pm
apollymi: Duo, Usagi, and Heero with grunge border, text reads "OT3" (OT3: Duo/Usagi/Heero (grunge))
I must admit that my day off today was spent in a rather lazy fashion. I got up to see [personal profile] katsuko off to work, then once she texted me to say she had arrived safely, I went back to bed. I tried for an hour to sleep in my room, but Boo was in a "love me dammit" mood, so I didn't exactly get any rest then, so I came up the hall and slept on the couch until nearly 11:30. I played with Luci and played on the internet until [personal profile] katsuko got home at 2:30... and then we both laid down on the couch and slept until 6:00. After that, we went to Qdoba and got some food and got some writing done. Then we came home and got some more writing done.

At midnight, we have a new standalone in Monstrous coming out for Mag7 Week. It's a Sam Chisolm standalone, and actually we're both kind of proud as hell of it. So... yay.

And I did manage some 4000 words today, despite all the sleep, so that's good. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as good.

a day

Friday, 22 September 2017 10:50 pm
apollymi: Goodnight and Faraday laughing, no text (Mag7**Faraday/Goodnight: Laughing)
Today has been a day of falling asleep in random, not great places. I fell asleep for a couple of seconds at work today. It couldn't have been for more than ten seconds, but it was also long enough for me to very clearly see myself driving north on 400, behind a grey pick-up truck. Because that was exactly what I needed: a few of ill-timed sleep, where I saw myself spending yet more time stuck on the parking lot that is GA 400.

I also fell asleep in Panera Bread while I was waiting on [personal profile] katsuko to finish up at Mirko. (So much fun there, can't you tell?) Usually I power through most of the time, staying awake by some misfortune. But nope, today I fell asleep there too.

Whoops. Oh well, I had hoped to make it through one day without passing out somewhere (or wanting too), but I'll deal with the fact that I can barely keep my eyes open today. I'll deal with the fact that I fell asleep twice in the middle of doing stuff: monitoring tests for the first time and typing for the second one. I'll deal with the fact that I'm just so tired.

I'll also deal with the fact that it took me thirty minutes to type this, because apparently right now my spelling is atrocious.

And I think I'm gonna go fix that by throwing myself at my bed. Good night, all.

eyes open

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:55 pm
apollymi: Trunks sneaking a glance off to the side, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Corner of my eye)
It's actually taking everything I've got to keep my eyes open long enough to make this entry and finish up this bit of writing that I've got going in another window. I'm just so damn tired, and I'm not sure why, other than a lot of a long and shitty days at work, plus an overly affectionate Boo in the middle of the night a lot of the nights this week.

We posted a chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight... and I'm a little amused that it already has a review. It's an accurate review too, so that makes me even happier.

But yeah, no, I've got nothing left. I'm leaving this here. Good night, all.

So. Tired. Again

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:34 am
apollymi: Chris and Vin with a heart, no text (Mag7**Chris/Vin: ❤)
I seem to have encountered a time warp this evening. I sat down on my couch and was doing stuff. At one point, I looked down and it was around 9:00. The next thing I know, [personal profile] katsuko is calling my name and it's around 10:00. Either I hit a time warp or I fell asleep on the couch... while sitting up... without typing in my sleep. Either one is possible. Hell, it's me: either one is actually pretty damn likely.

With that in mind, I'm calling it a fairly early night. I'm going to throw myself at my bed and hope that, one, sleep comes quickly and, two, that Boo lets me stay asleep without demanding too many pettings as payment. (I swear, it's like being in with the kitty mafia for a cuddle deficit.

So. Tired.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:05 pm
apollymi: Grover sitting on a cow, text reads "I'm on a cow" (SS**Grover: I'm on a cow)
Seriously, I'm so tired, but I seem to lack the ability to pass out, even for a quick nap, right now. I got to the work area in time to have some breakfast this morning, which was good... but it was a Tuesday at work, which means that every asshole and idiot was out in force. What is it with these people and testing on Tuesdays? I wish to all the gods I knew. But it's a definite trend we have all seen going for the last few weeks.

It definitely made last week good, because there was no Tuesday crowd to deal with. That might have been the one upshot of the bad weather, other than the school being closed.

But that's neither here nor there. I got to work. I made it through the long, long work day. I left work and took the MARTA to IKEA... where I waited on [personal profile] katsuko to get off work. And honestly the two hours and forty-five minutes I was there felt just about as long as my entire work day did. I found myself a quiet corner there... that kept getting invaded by loud people. So that wasn't a lot of fun.

Made it home, and I thought I would nap while [personal profile] katsuko finished up dinner. But Boo wasn't digging that too much, so it didn't really happen. She wanted pettings and to purr, so of course that's what ended up happening instead of a nap.

But I think I'm going to try throwing myself at my bed and seeing if she'll let me sleep this time now. Wish me luck!

Handoff

Monday, 18 September 2017 09:51 pm
apollymi: Zack looking confused, text reads "WTF?" (FF7**Zack: WTF?)
[personal profile] katsuko and I have been handing my phone back and forth for nearly five hours now, working on the same story. She writes a while, then I write a while, then she does, and so on. It means we've managed over 3000 words between the two of us today. (It also means that I have to leave my phone plugged in because we are seriously murdering my battery... but it's all good, because so many words!)

You see, [personal profile] katsuko came up with an AU off one of Worst Case Scenario stories, where Faraday puts in an early appearance. It's spiraled out of control. It's two parts long... and mine is already nearly 8,000 words. Because it's out of control. Really. Also, I think sometimes I give Jack the Horse too much personality. Other times, I don't think I give him enough. Because I adore Jack the Horse.

And after all that, I'm not sure I've got much words left in me. I think I'm ready to go the hell to bed for the night. I think I'm going to do just that.

So... good night, my freaky darlings.

I'm awake

Friday, 8 September 2017 10:44 pm
apollymi: Stitch holding his head in pain, no text (L&S**Stitch: Headache)
I'm so freaking tired, but I'm working towards getting everything finished up on various things, mainly After Midnight. I finished a Faraday part and a Teddy part today, and now I just need to finish up the Vasquez section I'm working on. Then I can move on to an Emma part. And after that, I think there's just the epilogue, though that might be multiple section long (and just all put together into one really long epilogue).

In addition to the bits I'm working on, [personal profile] katsuko just finished a Red Harvest chapter. She's working on a Sam chapter to come after it. I'm not sure, but we're going to be good to go for Mag7 week at the end of the month.

Now if I can just make fucking Wicked Ones talk to me... But nooooooo... Those boys are fucking stubborn as hell. They would rather do literally anything else in the world besides talk to me... or each other. I'm still going to give it a go this weekend, see if I can make something happen. I'm planning on releasing a chapter for Mag7 week, after all, the last finished chapter I have in reserve.

I'm going to give working on Resurrectionist a go as well. I know I'm going to be working on Shelter and Uncollared, because those are the two that are currently working for me. As for Shelter, I'm getting words done on both the regular verse and the modern femme Faraday verse. Oddly, the Worst Case Scenarios have chilled the fuck out finally, so that's good. If working on them will get me words, though, I might revisit them a bit.

I'm so tired and so out of it, that I keep forgetting what day of the week it is. I think it's Friday. I hope it's Friday. I'm honestly looking forward to my three doctors' appointments next Friday, because maybe they can tell me some of what's been going on with my body and all. Or at least get me one step closer to that goal. I'll take one step closer at this point.

So, yeah, I'm exhausted, so I'm going to go the hell to bed. Good night, all.

Not so busy

Saturday, 2 September 2017 10:17 pm
apollymi: Zack holding Cloud, doujinshi art, text reads "Dream of me" (FF7**Zack/Cloud: Dream of me)
Today wasn't nearly as busy as we had intended for it to be. For starters, both [personal profile] katsuko and I got sick off the food at Chow Baby last night. It made for a pretty miserable day.

We did attempt to have lunch with Mum and Grandmother today. I managed to choke down some food, but unfortunately, [personal profile] katsuko couldn't even get plain white rice or cabbage to stay down. We had some moderate success with crackers and Sprite, so I'm counting that as a tentative win. She's spent most of the afternoon and evening sleeping off the worst of it, so there is a that. Hopefully it'll be enough to let her feel better and for us to be able to enjoy the rest of this little vacation.

I keep drifting off as I try to write this, though, so I' going to call it a night. HOpefully tomorrow will be a better day all around than today was. I'm back at the point, where this feels like I'm drifting off all the time, so I'm going to throw myself at my bed. Maybe tomorrow will be a more pleasant thing than today.

Good night, all.

So tired

Friday, 1 September 2017 11:10 pm
apollymi: Future Trunks looking down and blushing, text reads "blush" (DBZ**Trunks: BLUSH!!!)
You ever have those dreams that are just so real that waking up and everything feels fake, and that's what I'm staring at right now: I went to sleep on the couch and dreamed that it was already tomorrow and we were walking around looking at apartment and I needed to get my ID back the office (because they always keep IDs when you're touring properties around here). It was just a small little silly dream, but it seemed so real at the time that, when I woke up, everything else seemed flat and fake afterwards.

Which segues nicely into our plans for tomorrow: looking at apartments in Stockbridge, McDonough, Fayetteville, and maybe Peachtree City. We're also meeting Mum for lunch in McDonough. [personal profile] desolate03 is in town for Dragon*Con, so we might meet with her at a later point in the weekend.

And yeah, that's about it.

very quick

Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:47 pm
apollymi: Jean Grey as the Phoenix, surrounded in flames and smirking, no text (XMen**Phoenix: The bitch is back)
This one is going to be very quick. In part, that's because I don't have a lot to say. But mostly, that's because [personal profile] katsuko had to wake me up to do this journal entry. I have drifted off twice in the time I've gotten been working on it.

I guess my body decided it needed the sleep. I told Coworker Anastasia that I would be going home, taking a nap, eating dinner, and then going back to bed. I guess that ended up being correct after all.

That firmly in mind, I"m going to go try to sleep in my bed. Good night, all.

Long days

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:41 pm
apollymi: Kaiba looking determined, text reads "Where angels fear to tread" (YGO**Kaiba: Where angels fear to tread)
I'm so sick of these long days. Leave the house by 5:30 every morning, getting to work by 7:15 every morning, work a 9 hour shift, walking back to the MARTA station, taking the train to Midtown, getting on a bus to Buckhead, and then waiting on [personal profile] katsuko to get off work at the restaurant.

In short, it means, for the last three days, I've left the house at 5:30 a.m. and gotten home no earlier than 10:00 p.m.

It makes for some stupidly long days, and I'm sick and tired of them. Thankfully, tomorrow is a relatively short day: no Mirko shift means that we get to come home right after I get off work at 4:00. I might celebrate by taking a nap.

Yeah, that sounds kinda nice.

Quick

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 10:51 pm
apollymi: Usagi in a swimsuit, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Summer)
I've taken my medicine for the night (the Paxil and the Protonix), so I have no idea how much longer I'll manage to stay awake. Probably not too long, because... yeah, the Paxil is known to knock me out flat. I'm actually pretty okay with this, because for the most part, it means that I get to get a good night's rest, even if it is a little drugged. Better than sleeping at work or sleeping in little fits and spurts here and there.

Let's see... We finished up The Defenders tonight. That was a good. I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot. There were some weaker points to the series, but all in all, it was a strong outing for all four of Marvel TV's major anti-heroes. [personal profile] katsuko and I were discussing that Danny is the idealism of the group, Luke is the heart, Jessica is the cynic (and self-preservation), and Matt is the brain. Together, they make a pretty good person.

I made it through another early work day, though to be honest, it was a fucking Tuesday, which seems to be the day the testers bring the attitudes. I wanted to cunt-punt one girl if she didn't rein in her impatience and impertinence. But I didn't. I was good. It was hard, but I was good. But oh, I entertained thoughts of cunt-punting. Yes, I did.

Not too much written today. These early mornings, it seems, are not conducive to me getting shit done, because I feel draggy the rest of the day... which sucks because I have plenty of day to get shit done. But I'm trying. I did do some editing and wrote a little here and there. Not as much as I should have, but more than I expected to.

And with that in mind, I'm going to go through myself at my bed, so that I can get up and do it all over again. Damn it.

Quickie

Monday, 28 August 2017 10:51 pm
apollymi: Buffy looking displeased, text reads "Not impressed" (BtVS**Buffy: Not impressed)
This is just going to be a quick entry, because it's past bedtime and I really need to already be sleeping. That 7:15 shift every day this week comes so damn early.

So... watched Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones. Holy. Shit. Holy shit. No spoilers, but holy shit. So much shit happened, and the whole game has officially been changed, and I'm actually proud of and liking Theon for once, and Jon is a stupid but honorable son of a bitch, and Cersei is a crazy bitch with no idea the issues she has just made for herself, and Daenerys is a different kind of crazy bitch who loves to make a goddamn entrance like woah, and I want to dick-punch Euron all the way to Pike and back (but I've always wanted to dick-punch Euron, so this is no change), and the Starks make me so damn happy and so damn frustrated, and Jaime might be a character that I'm starting to love again (because I really kind of hate him when he's with Cersei because those two are terrible for and to each other), and Tyrion is a sly son of a bitch who has the best lines and character interactions with everybody (both good and bad), and the last season cannot come soon enough.

And that might have been a ridiculously run-on sentence, but I don't even care. These are my spoiler-free feels. I have a lot more feels that are not spoiler-free, but I'm holding on to them. I will not be the person handing out spoilers.

I'm trying to decide how I feel about this opening shift thing. Glynda is on vacation all week, so I have to open instead. Which means getting there by 7:15. Which means leaving the house no later than 6:15. Which is way too damn early for every single day in a week. But it's okay. I'll deal. I'm just not happy about it.

Sadly, I only got a bit of writing done. Not as much as I wanted, but it's almost enough to make me happy. I think I'll end up being behind for the month of August, but I've already gotten my minimum for the year, and that's a good thing, I'm thinking.

And clearly this whole entry is going to be a mess of run-on sentences and nonsense, so I'm going to call a halt on it right now.

So long, my freaky darlings, and good night.

updates

Thursday, 24 August 2017 10:57 pm
apollymi: Black cat sitting on pumpkins, no text (Proud mom of a black cat) (Kitten: Black cat)
So I heard back from my temporary doctor: I'm to take the Paxil at night, since it apparently makes me hella sleepy. I took it about an hour ago, so I'm waiting to see when it kicks in. If this suddenly descends into gibberish, you'll know it kicked in. We'll see.

I do keep drifting off. That's probably a sign that they're kicking in, yeah? Or it's just a sign that it's been too long of a day, and I'm ready to be done with it? I guess that one could go either way, huh?

I've done fuck all for writing today. Mostly, I've just been too tired for much of anything. That's... actually pretty typical for me starting a new pill. Plus the work day was kinda crazy, between 15 MCATs and one STEP 2 tester. The STEP was the issue, because she came wandering in late and then tried to catch an attitude. Glynda shut that down pretty hard, though. In turn that meant that I had to be "good cop", but alas, c'est la vie.

I don't think that I'm going to hit my goal of 1000 words today. I'm just too tired right now for that. I've edited a few hundred words in, but that's not going to be nearly enough. I'm not exactly upset by this. I probably should be, but I'm not. Good thing?

I did manage to win a $25 Amazon gift card recently. Everyone keeps telling me to spend it on something just for me, but I'm debating on using it to get a baby gate to go up in the house, so that Boo has some guaranteed privacy. The trick is going to be finding one that fits the wide hallway entrance. It's over 40 inches wide, approaching 50, so most traditional baby gates aren't going to work.

And yeah that's all I'v got for today. Later, all.

Long day

Saturday, 19 August 2017 11:31 pm
apollymi: Faraday counting his kills on this fingers, animated gif, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Counting kills)
For as little as I did today, it felt both long and exhausting. I mean, honestly, I woke up with a screaming headache, saw [personal profile] katsuko off to work. I putzed around on my phone until I got the text that she had arrived safely at work, and then I went back to bed. Boo hung out on the bed with me, though she did bail when Luci showed up. I slept until around 10:30 or 11:00, got up and fed the cats, and putzed around on the computer. Some of what I did was editing, but mostly it was reading Jurassic World fanfic...

...because every time I try to rewatch the movie, it's usually so late at night that I fall asleep somewhere in the vicinity of the Raptor Motorcycle Gang and wake back up in time for the closing credits. Which, whoops, defeats the purpose of trying to rewatch a movie.

I'm also trying to find my copy of Ocean's Eleven, because I want to give it a rewatch soon too. In part, this is because I'm giving thought to finally giving the fanfic "Chisolm's Seven" a try again. And in part, it's because I love watching Brad Pitt and George Clooney's characters banter and play off each other. It's sort of cute and sweet and just so on point... and I wish I could emulate it in my writing. I try, sometimes, but I think I fall short.

Also, I forgot to say, but as of last Thursday, I've written more than 365,000 words this year. How much of it will ever be seen is something I don't know. I'm enjoying the things I'm writing, but I freely admit that the stuff I'm writing breaks up the fandom OTPs... and I don't even care.

We did the fancy dinner out that we've been wanting to do for months, and it was every bit as good as we were hoping. We got most of the grocery shopping done. And yeah, that's about all I've got to report. I've napped so much today that, while I'm exhausted, I'm not sleepy, so I'm not in bed. I'm tempted to go make a video of [personal profile] katsuko though, since she's snoring away. (Yes, snoring.)

Either way, though, it's time to end this entry. Later, all.

finally friday

Friday, 18 August 2017 11:51 pm
apollymi: Steve & Danny on couch, text reads "It is what it is" (H50**Steve/Danny: It is what it is)
Honestly, I was starting to think that Friday was never going to get here. Seriously, it's been for freaking ever, it feels like since last weekend. It's been long enough, in fact, that I just sat here and argued with myself for a good fifteen or so minutes that my calendar is correct and that's the right day of the week.

But now that I am convinced, I'm going to celebrate by feeding my kitties some dinner and going the hell to bed. Yay, sleep!

And yeah, I don't even care that my word count for today is low. Sleep... That is my prize today. Sleep.

Good night, all.

So tired

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:09 pm
apollymi: Hansel & Gretel in the woods, text reads "We've got the taste of blood" (H&G: Hansel & Gretel: Taste of blood)
I'm so damn tired, but I'm trying to edit some of the [community profile] 15kinks stories into something like coherency. It seems that, when I was sleeping one night, I managed to open up Scrivener on my phone and just sort of flail across the keyboard. There are words that make no sense. There are words that have to be autocorrect or autosuggest at work all over the place. There are random letters scattered here and there.

And that's why I suspect the phone edit thing, more so than the autocorrect and autosuggest things: there are no numbers or symbols that I'm finding. Nope, it's all letters, like switching over to the next keyboard screen was more than my sleepy brain could handle.

So I'm trying to make it make sense again. It's no easy task. And it's not made any easier by the fact that I'm probably just as close to sleep right now as I was when I did this little bout of sleep editing.

That said, though, I think it's time that I go back to bed and try to make sleep happen for a few hours, until it's time to go back to work again. (sad face) Tomorrow will be a long day, since [personal profile] katsuko has IKEA at 7:00 and then Mirko at 5:00. I'll have to get the bus from the train station to the restaurant, and who knows when I'll be dragging my ass in to Buckhead?

Part of me is sadly tempted to just get off the bus at Panera, instead of going on a mile or so further to Mirko, get the car, and going back up to Panera. The only reason I don't is because there is no guarantee that [personal profile] katsuko would be cut before Panera closes into order to come get me.

But it's still stupidly tempting.

Anyway, that's it. That's all I've got. Good night, all.

Writing

Sunday, 13 August 2017 11:31 pm
apollymi: Faraday in black and white, holding his gun, no text (Mag7**Faraday: Black and white)
I didn't get up to as much writing as I wanted to today. Gods know I tried, but the Nyquil and the headache and the lack of headphones didn't cooperate with this endeavor.

In further explanation, I took Nyquil to go to sleep last night. I slept the sleep of the well drugged, completely unconcerned for any spats the kitty girls might have been having. I barely woke up in time for [personal profile] katsuko to go to work, and I barely stayed awake long enough to get her text that she was arrived safely at work. At that point, I laid back down. Luci woke me up at 9:30 knocking stuff off the fridge, because her leaper is fantastic but her traction is in the negatives. I futzed about on the net for a bit, and then I fell asleep again rather than cook lunch. Yes, I literally decided to sleep rather than eat. I do this on the weekends. I don't care.

The headache, I think, is pretty self-explanatory. I took some ibuprofen, and that seemed to help.

The lack of headphones, however, requires some story time. Probably not much, but some. See, I loaned [personal profile] katsuko my headphones. They're not a great pair. In fact, I didn't even buy them: I found them at Panera about 10 months ago. Which is funny, because it was at Panera that I needed them. And I didn't have them. And oh gods, but the children in Panera today made me want to scream.

I have never before met so many children in one place that made me want birth control. Like, "ladies, I know they're your special snowflake of love and all, but they're making me wish for my uterus to spontaneously jump out of my body and flee to the hills". And "I see someone sitting by themselves trying to get work done... I must sit my three children next to them in the empty restaurant". Fucking Buckhead, man. Fucking Buckhead. It made me want to create a Tumblr just to bitch about it, with the subtitle being Buckhead: Where Southern Hospitality Goes To Die.

And Luci has decided today that she loves Roo's old Purple Mouse. Unlike Roo, though, she does not roll over on her back and put it on her head. She lays sedately next to it and sort of snuggles up to it, like it's her best homie. All love should be as pure as Luci and Purple Mouse.

And yeah, I'm deeply out of it, I think, so I'm going to go throw myself at my bed in hopes that sleep will happen. Or something. But hopefully sleep.

Tired

Friday, 11 August 2017 11:19 pm
apollymi: The ending of the manga, the scene that makes for happy shippers, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: THAT final shippy scene)
I'm so freaking tired. I keep falling asleep in the weirdest places and the weirdest times. It's actually all I can do to stay awake long enough to accomplish anything right now.

I'm back on my period again. To give some context to that "again" bit, since 05 June, I've had 23 days when I'm not on my period. On 05 June, I started a period that went until 02 July, then I had another go from 18 July to 01 August, and now on 11 August, I'm starting again. In the last 66 days, from 05 June until today, I've had been bleeding for 43 of them.

And this is why I'm worried that my anemia might be back again. One of those days, July 28, I believe, I bled through so many pads in a day that it was ridiculous. In fact, I know I had to change three times in one hour, one of which times I was wearing two pads on top of each other.

I'm looking forward, actually, to my doctor's appointment on the 22nd. I'm hoping I can get my new GP/PCP to write me a prescription for some kind of birth control to get me back to some kind of regular. If not, I'm hopeful she can get me into a OBGYN soon to get me said prescription.

And yeah, that's about it.

Later, all.