Oh well

Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:43 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
I'm in a contrary brain space.

I want to make more words happen. The harder I try, the less they want to come.
I get in a writing groove but have to leave at the end of my lunch break. I can't make words happen now.
"You look like you're enjoying your music." I cut off my music.
I'm so damn tired. I don't want to go to bed yet in case words do happen.
I feel like shit and want to talk. If I start thinking about talking, I start feeling like I'm choking.

As far as #365k/365Day is going, I've written over 268k so far. I'm approximately 73% of the way to goal. I've ended each month with at least 6,000 words over where I needed to be. My best month so far has been May, where I wrote nearly 36,000 more words than I needed. I might have the occasional shitty writing day, but I'm not letting myself get behind where I need to be.

I'm still on my goddamn period. I've been on my period since June 5. Monday will be three damn weeks. I'm fucking sick of it. It shows no sign of slowing down or stopping.

[community profile] 15kinks is... ongoing. I've had a few good writing nights in a row off it, so that's good. I still feel like it's ridiculous and unreadable and so fucking pointless, but I have one damn anonymous reader on Tumblr. I'm writing for them.

And on that contrary note, I'm fucking sick of Tumblr too. I haven't quite taken it off my phone yet. But it's not far from it either.

Fluid

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:22 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba, close up on eyes, text reads "Your eyes" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Your eyes)
I’m trying out making this entry with Fluid, one of those apps that turns webpages into apps. It’s just a thing I’m trying, since my browser keeps freezing up on me. Which is a pain, because it’s started right when [personal profile] katsuko and I started transitioning all of our [community profile] 15kinks stories to Google Docs to be worked on, so that we can both work on them whenever. It never fails.

But I think all of the Canon Era part of the story is now up. I’m still working on getting the various AUs posted and formatted. I do need to fix the formatting on some of the earlier stories to match with the later stories, but that’s something I’ll fuck about with tomorrow.

Tonight, I need to focus on getting a thousand words for #365k/365Day. According to my Excel spreadsheet, I have 259,874 words already this year, meaning that I’m already 71.2% of the way to my goal of 365,000 words in 2017. Having a few WriMos in there helped a lot towards that high total thus far. But even last month, which wasn’t a WriMo, I managed to get 65k done.

And a large part of that has been [community profile] 15kinks in the last month or so. I still don’t quite feel like we’re far enough along to start posting it. I think we’re hoping to be pretty close to done before we start posting. I mean, that’s what I’m taking away since we’ve been saying over and over that we’ve learned our lessons from Wicked Ones and After Midnight and so forth.

But be that as it may, we might have one reader for this: Mist Marauder. And there’s been the one lonesome person on Tumblr who PMed us to talk about loving GoodDay. Otherwise, we seem to be sailing this boat solo. Which is pretty familiar to me, from my Yu-Gi-Oh days.

Anyway, I need to get a thousand words today, even if I am literally months ahead at this point. I’m only somewhere in the 400s, so I need to get to work. Wish me luck!

Later, all.

Well...`

Thursday, 1 June 2017 10:34 pm
apollymi: Bakura and Kaiba fanart, black & purple background, text reads "We'll make something out of nothing" (YGO**Bakura/Kaiba: Something out of not)
Well, there went my creativity.

I've been fighting with the boys all damn day, and that's been difficult enough. Then I had someone ask me for a sample of what I'm working on. I posted some of Shelter on [community profile] eternal_sailorm. The entire reaction I got was... and I quote:
Well. That was interesting.

That's it.

This is why this story isn't on AO3 yet. At this rate, I'm not sure it's actually going to go on AO3 at all.

In other words, I'm right back to discouraged about my writing again.

Failed

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:16 pm
apollymi: Trunks staring off in the middle distance, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Sentinel)
I failed at going to bed before 11:30. Hell, I failed going to sleep last night before midnight. One freaking thirty in the morning was when I finally dragged myself to bed last night. I got on a roll. I think I'm almost done with this particular section (and that will have my "mirrors" prompt done), but I'm not sure yet. I did manage my best writing day ever, though: 5,285 words.

Today is not going nearly as well: I haven't even broken a thousand words. I'm going to keep trying, but I don't really think it's going to happen, sadly enough. But I'm a stubborn cuss, and I'm going to keep trying.

I keep thinking that I need to start posting this over on [community profile] 15kinks and [community profile] eternal_sailorm, but I have yet to arse enough willingness to do so just yet. I mean, I'm like months behind again on updating websites. I hate being so tired when I get off work that I just don't want to do anything but sit and write. Nonetheless... That's what I end up doing.

And yeah, I'm out of things to say here. Later, all.

OMG

Sunday, 9 April 2017 11:03 pm
apollymi: Annie smiling happily, text reads "omg squee!" (BH**Annie: OMG! Squee!)
Okay, I've been having the OMGs and squees and just general happy dances for the last few hours. And I 100% know the reason why:

This. This right here. This is why I'm a happy, happy person tonight. Kirayamidemon drew fanart for Wicked Ones!

Oh my fucking gods... someone drew a fanart for Wicked Ones?! I've been excited enough that I've made it the lock screen on my phone, I've showed it to completely uninterested coworkers, I've had to go into the bathroom to squeal like a fangirl, and I've literally bounced around in circles. It's been nearly twenty years (since around 2000) since anyone has drawn fanart for one of my stories. (Any other fanart I've ever received was fanart unconnected to a story or commissioned.) And apparently no one has ever drawn anything for [personal profile] katsuko's stories. So this is like a double whammy of awesome.

And okay, discussing DB is harshing my happy a bit, but I'm still ridiculously thrilled about this.

And now I want to write on Wicked Ones... but the next scene I have to write is either Faraday making peace with Chisolm or the fight that drove the brothers apart in the first place. And/or beg [personal profile] katsuko to write more sex for Joshua and Vasquez now that they have... *cough* provisions. Once she's done with the current scene in Monstrous: After Midnight of course.

OMFG, fanart!!!

Okay, I was working on Resurrectionist, and I need to type up what I had handwritten. So I'm going to go do that now and then try to redirect my brain back towards Wicked Ones.

My shot

Friday, 7 April 2017 11:04 pm
apollymi: Zack facing away, text reads "So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams" (FF7**Zack: Judge me only by my dreams)
I am not throwing away my shot!
I am not throwing away my shot!
Hey yo, I’m just like my country
I’m young, scrappy and hungry
And I’m not throwing away my shot!


Okay, yeah, that's back in my head again. That's hardly the worst thing ever.

I did manage to get all my recipes back off LiveJournal. They're all now on [community profile] lastcraving. I'm a little proud of myself for getting it all ported over, even if the importer wasn't playing nice. Obviously. Or they wouldn't all be on one day.

I'm even thinking about about starting to post more of the recipes I've done up over the last few years on there. So there might be more content before long. We'll see. I'm hoping to start back cooking again soon, maybe with new job.

I sat around Mirko Pasta today, debating on telling Carlos about the job offer but not give a departure date or anything like that: just that I would be starting somewhere else soon. Maybe next time I work with him I'll tell him. Bit too late for it today, after all. Whoops.

And I'm getting those weird spasms I get when I'm falling asleep too soon or when I'm tireed or whatever. Rather than have a whole lot of sleeping sitting up and all tat.

So, good night, all.

Too much help

Monday, 13 March 2017 11:05 pm
apollymi: Drawing of cross-looking chick, holding a teabag. Text reads "No tea No work" (Stock: No tea = no work)
Okay, I'm having way too much help in the field of doing... well, anything today. The new Skype group I'm in is entertaining as hell, too entertaining to get anything done around them. Coworkers were too loud at Mirko to get too much writing done, even after I was off the clock. And Roo is being too much of a help for me to accomplish much of anything now that I'm at home.

I did manage to get all the newest chapters of stories up on DarkMagick.net, Monstrous (as appropriate), and [community profile] eternal_sailorm. So I guess I should feel accomplished about this.

I also managed to drink something like 8 cups of tea between Starbucks and IKEA, so it's a wonder I didn't float off into space today. Or maybe the cider helped with that. Because I like my alcohol sweet, damn it. (Which might explain my enjoyment of mead, as well.)

I did get a little bit of handwriting stuff done while I was at the restaurant, so I'm going to work on getting it all typed up now, so I'll be cutting this off here.

Later, all.

Lazy

Saturday, 11 March 2017 11:01 pm
apollymi: Ninth Doctor, text reads "Oh, look who just graduated from idiot school" (DW**9th Doctor: Idiot school)
I have had a lazy, lazy day. And I'm happy with this. I hung out with the kitties, I read for a bit, and I watched Primeval with [personal profile] katsuko off and on throughout the day. It's a nice change from everything else we've been watching, but it does mean that we haven't accomplished much for the day.

We've mostly stared at Tumblr and Scrivener and tried to make things happen, but that hasn't work. We've also joined a Skype group of some of the other Magnificent Seven writers. Not all that many of them, but some of them are ones I've enjoyed. But so far they've all be so nice. That's a good thing.

Roo has finally managed to happy drool on the trackpad so much that it's not working. Thankfully, I do still have the wireless mouse, but I don't like having to use it. It's not my favorite thing to deal with. It's better than nothing or trying to figure out keyboard shortcuts, though, so I'm doing it.

And yeah, that's about all I've got for today. I'm still tired and just... detached. I'm going to sit on my couch, and I'm going to eat some damn jellybeans. That's going to be about it.

Later, all.

Busy ass day

Monday, 6 March 2017 11:58 pm
apollymi: Lina, falm palming, giant sweat drop, no text (Slay**Lina: Fuckwittery (Facepalm))
I'm not even sure what to say for today.

I can safely state that my hand hurts worse today than it did yesterday, so obviously the lidocaine wore off quite thoroughly. We've been doing a bit of an emergency spot clean of the house, so it's definitely throbbing now.

[personal profile] katsuko and I could both swear that, when we moved into these apartments back in January 2016, we paid the $600 pet fee, spread between a few months. We got a notice on the door saying "You have pets and they aren't on your lease - fix this now". As well as one saying to clean the damn house, which we did. Oh god, how we've did. I hurt in all new ways than I was already hurting before. I'm actually waiting on the pain to die down a bit so that I can go to bed.

But I can't find any information with that kind of stuff on it, saying we paid or discussed it with her or writing. Looking back over the lease from last year, they put us down as having no pets, even though we provided information saying we do. So, I guess it'll be our word against theirs, and I imagine ours will lose, since it's apparently our verbal discussion versus their written information.

On a happier note, I did get everything up to date on [community profile] eternal_sailorm and DarkMagick.net, at least as far as The Magnificent Seven stories go. I also updated the Mag7 recommendations page too. So... productive, yes?

And I'm really out of things to talk about already. We need to be going to bed, so that we can get up and get interview/work ready in the morning ahead of [personal profile] katsuko's 7:00 a.m. shift, but all the cleaning we've done today means we're not tired. Sore? Yes. Hurting? Oh definitely. Shaky? Sadly so. But tired? Not even a little.

Ehhh, something

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:01 pm
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley back, text reads "Together" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley: Together)
It's been a full day, but overall, it's been pretty all right. I did the catering this morning, and I took a picture of something appeal to my Magnificent Seven Tumblr crew.

Oh yeah, I'm developing a Tumblr crew. (It's Mardi Gras, so I'm having a hard time not calling it a "Tumblr Krewe", because I'm a dork.) There are now about six or seven of us Mag7 types on Tumblr just all in a more or less permanent state of amusement with one another. Seven would be all poetical, but I'm not sure we're there yet.

I'm back working on Memento Mori again, somehow. I've really just been playing with it off and on since November, but somehow the words started coming for it again. So I'm happy about that.

[personal profile] katsuko and I just finished rewatching The Magnificent Seven with the subtitles on. This is no surprise. I'm a little hard of hearing, so we usually watch with the subtitles on. This time was special, though, in that we watched it with the Spanish language subtitles on. It was purely so that we could get all the damn Spanish that Vasquez says when he's shooting McCann... and that bit wasn't even translated. Of fucking course.

Anyway, I think I'm going to work on Memento Mori for a bit while I'm waiting for midnight... so that I can post on After Midnight. Because I'm a damn dork like that.

Later, all.
apollymi: Godzilla - Text reads "Warning: Cranky! Proceed with caution" (Godzilla**Godzilla: Warning: cranky - U)
I'm feeling vaguely accomplished. I managed to get Wicked Ones and Wicked Ones: The Early Years posted to [community profile] eternal_sailorm on the same day that I posted them to AO3. I'm still failing at getting them on DarkMagick.net, but that's something I cannot do at IKEA. I can barely do as much as I have with it here at IKEA. The wifi is a joke lately. If it stays connected for five minutes at a time, I count it as a god damn miracle.

I wish I was exaggerating.

Aside from that, I've been trying to get my words done for the day. It hasn't been easy. I wrote 150 words last night, but when I booted the computer up this morning, it only showed 86. When it synced again later today, I dropped from 200 or so down to 120. So I'm not sure what's going on with Scrivener. It could just be the app not playing happily with the computer version, but who knows.

Whole damn restaurant for people to pick from, and yet they keep on sitting down on the other end of my couch. I don't get it. I wouldn't do that to other people, no more than I would sit down at someone else's table next to them.

Hell, maybe I ought to start doing that. Remember these people's faces and just plop down next to them when they sit down to eat. See how they like it. Because I damn sure don't like it. I'm going to start sitting across the couch instead of sticking to one end. Maybe that'll break people of it.

Somehow I doubt it, though. I'm not sure if I look nice or something, but when I'm working, it breaks my concentration when someone flops down hard on the other end of my seat... and then give me dirty ass looks like I'm disturbing them. And I certainly don't want to leave and go to the restroom with someone sitting in this seat. I've come back to people going through my bag with that before.

It's one thing when they ask first and I can move my stuff, but it's something else altogether when they just flop their asses down. Obviously, I don't like it.

Fuck it. The latest one's up, so I'm turning and putting my feet up on the other end of the couch. I don't give a shit anymore. I'm done trying to be nice or polite or much of anything else.

Now let's see if I can't stay connected long enough to post this entry. I guess we'll see, huh?

Updating

Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:35 pm
apollymi: Princess Serenity sitting on a throne, deep in thought, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Contemplation (Serenity))
I've had a full day, but most of it has been babbling. Honestly! I've babbled on Tumblr. I've babbled in review responses. I've babbled at work. I've babbled to the felines. None of it has been on any real substance, but it's made me feel a little better.

I've been in meltdown mode most of the day, to be honest. Mum hasn't been much better. She's been in panic "what do we do now" mode. I don't have the answers to that. Right now, I barely have the answers of what I'm going to eat for my next meal, much less how to recover from not getting a job I both wanted and needed... again.

#365k/365Day is still coming along nicely enough. I'm still sitting a few days ahead, though not as much as I would like to be. I'm going to keep trying to build that lead. I've got a ways yet to go to be where I want to be.

And I started on the second Wicked Ones "What If...?" story. This one is titled "Wild Horses" for now. It builds off a question asked by one of the WO characters about what their lives would have been like if they'd both been too young to fight in the War. So instead of being 11 and 18 in 1861, Goody and Joshua were both roughly 11 at the time. (There is an in story explanation for this. It's still not nice, because they still didn't have a worthwhile father.)

And now, I'm going the fuck to bed. I've got catering in the morning, barely enough time for a quick lunch with [personal profile] katsuko before I drop her off at IKEA, a phone interview with GSU, and then back to Mirko. It's another full day. Fun times.

Later, all.
apollymi: Duo and Heero back to back, text reads "Together" (GW**Duo/Heero: Together)
Today has been a damn long day and I am more than ready for it to be over. I got [personal profile] katsuko to work at IKEA by 6:00 this morning, which meant that we had to leave the house by 5:20, so we had to be up by no later than 5:00. Like I said, I dropped her off and then tried to go to Starbucks. The sign on the door said that they open at 6:00, but it was damn sure still dark when I tried to stop by, so I went on to Panera Bread. By the time I got there, it was about 6:10 or 6:15; they open at 6:00 on the dot, or they're supposed to, per some other locations besides this one. The person who rang me up was ill-tempered, rude, and given to the heavy "why are you making me work" sighs. Still, I got my hot tea and tucked myself into a corner with an outlet to try to make words come until it was time to head back to IKEA, once it was open for the day.

I didn't manage nearly as much as I wanted to, words-wise. I haven't done too bad today, but I have yet to reach the minimum number of words I need--1,000--but I haven't given up trying for the day yet either. I'm still fighting these boys, trying to make them do what I want them to do. Not what they want to do, which is apparently make googly eyes at one another.

I got bored and uploaded a screenshot of my Scrivener folder... or at least The Magnificent Seven part of it. Because apparently the world needs to see the level of ridiculously organized insanity that I subscribe to and create.

And yeah, that's about it. [personal profile] katsuko and I have been turning the house upside down trying to find Jimi's collar. He ditched it while we were at work yesterday, and now we can't seem to find it. Usually he's good about getting it back out from wherever he's ditched it in a couple of hours, but so far that hasn't been the case this time. And it's his spiffy Sith collar too!

And now, for real, that's it. Later, all.

Updating

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:27 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I managed to get the latest chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight up on almost all the usual places pretty much immediately after [personal profile] katsuko posted it today. So that's it up on [community profile] eternal_sailorm and Monstrous. I also transferred the entire Monstrous site from the subdirectory to the main directory of that subdomain. It was bothering me. It's fixed now, so maybe it'll quit bothering me.

I have had a great deal of help with everything today, in the orange stripes of a Roo-shaped helper. Every few minutes he's come to sit on me and "help" with everything I'm trying to do. It's not conducive to getting things done.

I did end up taking the car to get looked at by the mechanic that Claudio recommended, at least for a free diagnostic. It took the better part of an hour for him to look it over, in and amidst all the actually paying customers coming in and out. The verdict is... that he can't give me an actual verdict. It's not the easy fix stuff like spark plugs or loose wires. He would have to take off the engine manifold and get down into it to try to find the issue, and that simply could not be done in an hour or so... or for free. If it's an easy fix, then the repair cost could be between $400 and $500. If it's something more in depth, who knows? He even said it would be best for me not to drive it too much, because it could end up making matters worse. I think the problems with this are pretty self-evident, yeah? Given that there is only one car and two people in the household who need to go places.

It just never fucking ends. Hell, [personal profile] katsuko ranted about it over on her Tumblr. I think she's submitted it to [personal profile] copperbadge's Radio-Free Monday thing. Because honestly, we need all the help we can get. At least Katie isn't asking for her $1100 back just yet, because that would beyond break us.

I need one of these jobs to come through for me. Something. Anything. Please.

Updates

Thursday, 19 January 2017 01:53 pm
apollymi: Heero staring forward, Duo staring off to side, no text (GW**Duo/Heero: Starry Night)
I managed to get the next chapters of Trinity and Monstrous: After Midnight up on [community profile] eternal_sailorm. So that's a good thing. I still need to get yesterday's chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight up on the Monstrous site itself, but maybe that'll be tonight or tomorrow. Right now, it's a little hard to make too many thing happen, when there is a Boo between me and the keyboard, sitting on my hand while I'm typing. She's a very helpful thing.

I need to be getting dressed, though, so I can go get the emissions testing over with, so that I can find out what needs to be fixed before the actual renewal date of the 22nd. Boo is not sympathetic to these needs, though.

And I feel like I should mention that #365k/365Day is going quite well. With what I've written so far today, I'm at 22,056 words, so I'm a little over where I need to be. I had hoped for more of a surplus than this, but at least I'm ahead for now.

And that's it for me for now. I need to move a cat and start my day. Later, all.

Somethign

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 08:45 pm
apollymi: Duo, Usagi, and Heero with grunge border, text reads "OT3" (OT3: Duo/Usagi/Heero (grunge))
Today was supposed to be mine and [personal profile] katsuko's shared day off. Not so much this week, though, because IKEA scheduled her to work today. Grr, argh. So, since she helped me with catering yesterday, she doesn't really get a day off this week. This makes me sad.

After a minor heart attack last night, during which it looked like all our money disappeared from our Regions account, we finally have a wee bit of funds again. Granted, these funds were supposed to be for signing up for the new gym. It's going to take $120 to sign us both up: $60 each, for first and last month's membership dues. But now, I'm wondering if I should use that towards the emissions test and maybe starting towards whatever car repairs are needed to get me past the emissions test. I don't know. I feel like we need to do both--the gym and the emissions testing--but only one has a definite timeline for when things need to be done.

So yeah, I guess that sort of solves that problem. Maybe I'll just go buy some batteries and hook up the Wii Fit again. If I can find room in the living room that is.

So I guess I'll be going to do the emissions test on Shinigami tomorrow. Fun times. I hate being a damn grownup sometimes. I'm also dreading finding out what all issues I'm going to find. I don't want to have to call Mum to ask for help, if it turns out that the issues with the car make it fail the test... that I will still have to pay for, pass or fail.

But that's enough ranting for now. I'm going to keep playing with Tumblr Savior for a bit and see if I can't get it to block all political posts. I just can't right now.

Extra

Sunday, 8 January 2017 01:25 pm
apollymi: Trunks sneaking a glance off to the side, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Corner of my eye)
There are some extra levels of crazy going on at IKEA today. The store didn't open until noon today, but by 11:45, there were people trying to get the doors down, just throwing all mighty fits. It felt like Black Friday, truth be told. I think I said yesterday that [personal profile] katsuko was supposed to go in yesterday but was unable to, as the car was frozen solid. She moved it into a sunnier spot yesterday once she finally managed to get it accessible. It was still iced over this morning, and I drove it into IKEA covered in ice. Not completely, as I could see out the windows, but it was still pretty icy.

I got a new chapter of Wicked Ones posted on Wicked Ones posted on AO3. I also managed to get it on [community profile] eternal_sailorm, but it is not yet on DarkMagick.net. I was going to work on that today... only I forgot that the IKEA wifi has DarkMagick.net blocked as an adult site, which still makes no sense. So I'll either have to work on that tonight at Mirko, after I finish my hosting shift and finish getting stuff set up for catering tomorrow, or when I get home tonight.

Tomorrow is going to be a little weird, because we have catering in the morning and our respective bar and hosting shifts in the evening, but nothing in the in between. I guess we'll try to go pay rent then. I think we have to go to the Kroger or Walmart near the house to do that, so that'll take up a good chunk of time. I mean, it has to be done no later tomorrow because we would be kicked on the 10th. I'm just hoping that either [personal profile] katsuko has a damn good night on the bar tonight or she can overdraft her account for the remaining amount, because if we clear out everything I have--between my checking account and cash--we're $165 short of what we need. If UberEATS isn't working, she should make that much on bar, but otherwise, we're a little SOL. The wording says "by the 10th", so yeah, tomorrow is the last day.

Seriously, I need a job where I'm making enough to pay all my bills and my fair share of rent, so that we're not stressing out this shit damn near every month. Why the fuck isn't anyone hiring me? I even added my bloody resume to my website, in case that somehow might help.

And yeah, that's about all I've got in me today. Mostly complaints, some cheerful writing things. I guess I should say that #365k/365Day is going well enough. It breaks down like this:
Day One: 1841 words
Day Two: 1037 words
Day Three: 1008 words (and oh, how they fought me)
Day Four: 1037 words again
Day Five: 1068 words
Day Six: 1133 words
Day Seven: 1405 words
Total Words: 8529 words

So there's that. Later, all.

NaNoWriMo Day 22

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 07:47 pm
apollymi: Blank background, text rewads "All ship wars should be resolved by threesome fic" (Text: More threesomes!)
So, yeah, words are still coming along. Not as well as they have been being, but they're still coming. My strategy of "stop worrying and let Mean Faraday talk" has continued to prove fruitful, as far my my word count is concerned. It's not always that particular Faraday that wants to talk, because there are so damn many verses playing out in my head. We're even talking about yet another verse or two, with eight days left in the month. What the hell is wrong with us.

Writing stress babble and potential spoilers )

Roo's medicine has been sitting at the vet pharmacy for the last few days, but apparently they keep forgetting to call us to let us know it was ready to pick up. I'm going to go get it on Friday, because they have ridiculously short hours tomorrow, and we're trying to leave the house as little as possible on Wednesday or Thursday. I think the only going out we're planning on Thursday, in fact, is to go to Loving Hut for Thanksgiving lunch.

And yeah, I guess that's about it. I'm going to go back trying to make words happen and see what happens. Here's the most up to date word count:


45471 / 50000 words. 91% done!

NaNoWriMo Day 5

Saturday, 5 November 2016 09:03 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've been reading and researching instead of writing today. Seriously, not my fault: [personal profile] katsuko has been on a writing binge and so I've been helping her get her research done as it's needed. Also, apparently all the stories that I'm currently reading are going to update right now.

I have gone ahead and posted that WTF story I wrote at the beginning of the month here on Dreamwidth. It's here for any interested parties. I've also got it on DarkMagick.net if anyone cares. I don't think that I'll be posting it on AO3 any time soon. I'm not overly proud of it. I think the first The Magnificent Seven story I end up posting there will be of the series that [personal profile] katsuko calls Damning the Devil and I call The Damn Robicheaux Boys; I think that the former title will be what goes up on archives, but the latter will be what we always refer to it as.

On that note, I feel like I need to post some of the things I've been reading, since I cannot access the recs page on DarkMagick.net when I'm at IKEA. It's still blocked, though I did get them to give me an answer on why it is: apparently, it's considered an adult site. Whoops. I didn't think any of the stories on there got that level of filthy, but I guess I have now been educated. Maybe a list of the stories I've been enjoying lately can be my post here tomorrow. It should have some length to it, that's for sure, though I will resist the urge to say something like "read everything that [tumblr.com profile] thrillingest writes"... even if a huge number of the stories that I will be reccing are by her.

And yes, I keep forgetting that I have a Tumblr. I get behind on it, then I get discouraged by being behind on it, and then I ignore it hard because I'm discouraged and behind. It's a vicious, vicious cycle. It's happened with Tumblr frequently, it happens over and over with Twitter, and every so often it strikes with Instagram. Facebook I usually just get so pissed off with the people on there that I don't care that I'm not caught up.

Roo is mightily pissed off at the two of us for giving him his medicine. His face is starting to swell up some, and I'm starting to wonder if he's allergic to the baby food he loves to eat or if maybe one (or more) of his teeth are infected. (Though, admittedly, it's gone down a little since we first noticed it.) He's on an antibiotic, a steroid, and an appetite enhancer, so I'm hoping that one of the former two will make him feel a bit better and maybe help with that issue. The appetite enhancer is doing miracles already. He's eaten nearly twice as much as he usually does. He also has a lot less lethargy, and he is his usual lovebug self, even if he did bite the everloving shit out of me yesterday.

Anyway, that should probably be about enough for me. I need to get some sleep and maybe get caught up word-wise tomorrow. I leave the entry, as always, with an updated word count:


7057 / 50000 words. 14% done!