Quiet day

Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:43 pm
apollymi: Carl holding bottle of holy water, text from Monty Python & the Holy Grail (VH**Carl: Holy hand grenade)
I have had so much kitty assistance today. Luci has been all over the place. She's given me at least three free breast exams, and she's checked to see if where I got my flu shot is still sore. I hate to inform her that, yes, it still is, thank you very much.

I am vaguely annoyed that I'm missing one part of Resurrectionist. I tend to work on Scrivener a bit right before bed, and sometimes that means I do stupid stuff with it when I get too sleepy. Apparently this time I deleted all the text from the file. And I have no idea when it happened. So however many words there were are gone, and I have no way to get them back except to just rewrite them. It just makes me mad, because it had been going fairly well... but also because I'm still a little uncertain on the crossover characters. So I'm sad to lose that progress.

But I've had several good writing days in a row, and that makes me happy after my poor showing in August. I will make September be a better month for writing... especially with Mag7week starting on the 23rd.

And that's all I've got. I'm going to try to get a bit more done before I go to bed tonight, but that entirely depends on how much [personal profile] katsuko gets written in the corresponding section.

So long, my freaky darlings.

Holy shit

Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:09 pm
apollymi: Usagi, wide eyed and excited, text reads "boy porn!1!" (BSSM**Usagi: Boy porn!1!)
Holy shit, today was a fan-fucking-tastic writing day. I'm still going, mind you, but I'm over 3000 words, closing in on 4000.... and I'm still going. I've needed a writing day like this since August, truth be told, and I'm so damn glad it finally hit. I might get on track for where I need to be for September with today's push.

So far for #365k/365Day, I'm finished. I finished back in August. I have written well over 365,000 words so far this year. However, I'm enjoying the challenge, so I'm definitely going to keep going through December to see just how many words I can actually make happen.

So far, August has been the only month that I've written less than the minimum. My best month was May, when I wrote 65,974 words. June was the second best, with 61,853 words. So far this year, not counting today's words, I have written 387,947 words. I'm almost 23 days or 23,000 words past the goal.

So yeah, that's coming along nicely.

Apparently the key to me getting some good writing done is to switch between a couple of stories. Whatever works, right?

And I'm going to get back to that now. Later, all.

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.

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.

Whoops

Monday, 7 August 2017 11:28 pm
apollymi: Annie gives two thumbs up, text reads "Annie approves", animated (BH**Annie: Approval!)
I managed to fall asleep watching commentary on last night's episode of Game of Thrones. At least I managed to stay away while watching the episode itself. No spoilers, but holy shit, the last fifteen minutes. Holy. Shit. Highlights of [personal profile] katsuko and my reactions:
"Y'all are too busy looking at the distraction. Y'all're gonna regret it."
"Lookit Bronn, being all badass!"
"Oh, tell me Jamie isn't that stupid. Tell me. Lie to me."
"Is that Bronn again? I can't really tell."

And yeah, I love Olenna Tyrell in the last episode, but I loved Jon in this one. I loved the reunions. I loved all the reunions. There were so many to pick from, and so many of them were fantastic.

I guess that's about all I can say on that if I'm not going to do spoilers.

I didn't get a lot of writing done, but I did manage more than I have since the first day of the month. The thing is that I've got just over 12,000 words before I've written 365,000 for the year... in August. I'm tired. I'm so tired so much of the time. But I'm not ready to give up on my #365K/365Day challenge. I'm going to finish strong, so help me.

So we had the flat tire last night. We got the spare tire on in the rain last night... only to leave in the morning and find out that the spare was also flat. So we pulled in to the gas station to try to inflate it: no joy. We decided to go get some Fix-A-Flat and repair it ourselves. We did have a very nice anonymous gentleman stop and help us repair the original tire, getting the nail out and patching it with rubber cement. Even with his help, it took 45 minutes, [personal profile] katsuko was late to work, and I am now seriously broke; he spent at least $10 on buying the repair kits, so I gave him the last $20 I had to my name.

But the tire does seem to be at least semi-repaired. It's holding air again, and it rode us from Roswell to Midtown to Buckhead to Alpharetta and back to Roswell today. That's a good sign, as far as I'm concerned. It just has to last until there is money again. I have $50 left to pay back to the IRS. I still need another $40 or so for an oil change. Apparently, we still need to pay $110 to the apartment complex for paying rent late... but weirdly, they're still showing us as having not paid the full rent. (But the letter they sent was dated on the 4th, the day we paid, so I dunno.)

Anyway, so much to do, so much money to spend. So little time, so little money to actually spend. C'est la vie.

asleep

Friday, 4 August 2017 10:37 pm
apollymi: Ryou holding Thief King Bakura, text reads "Our Farewell" (YGO**Bakura/Ryou: Our Farewell)
I keep falling asleep today. I fell asleep for a few seconds at the time a few times at work. I fell asleep a couple of times at Panera Bread while [personal profile] katsuko was at the restaurant. I keep falling asleep here at home on the couch.

The girls, Boo and Luci, are hissing at each other today. I don't think Boo is in the mood to be terribly nice. She's tolerating the new kitty, but that's about it. Luci is staying out tonight, and we'll see how that ends up going.

Neither of us have had good writing days so far here in August. Maybe once we get our sleep back on an even keel we'll get some more done, but right now, that's not looking so great. Neither of us have topped a thousand words for more than one day so far... but we're both going to keep trying.

But I'm also going to give up on trying tonight. Sleep well, all.

tired

Thursday, 3 August 2017 09:57 pm
apollymi: Trunks staring off in the middle distance, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Sentinel)
Camp is over, so now we're back to the old subject lines... which means there are going to be the old repeaters again. This one is always apt, so it's a repeater. I am going to try not to do it all the time, though, no matter how accurate it might be.

Luci is out and exploring. She and Boo had a very sweet moment of sniffing each other's noses earlier. And miraculously, there was no hissing. There was no growling. Luci might have gotten a little closer to the ground, but not too much. Boo initiated it, and she seems to be pretty okay. There was a hissing moment or two later, when they found each other unexpectedly in the same place (behind the couch and then in the food area).

I think I'm going to be passing out in the very near future, though. I think I'm very, very okay with this. I still don't have a thousand words today, but I'm not trying for it, not right now. Right now, I'm trying for sleep. If I feel a bit better tomorrow, maybe then I'll try to do a full thousand, but it's just not happening tonight.

And yeah, that's all I've got for today. Later, all.
apollymi: Usagi in a swimsuit, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Summer)
God, I am still so wiped out. I wish I knew why. I got enough sleep over the last few days, more or less. More than I usually get, at least. That's a thing, right? More sleep? Because I've been trying to hit the sack right around the same time as [personal profile] katsuko.

I'm not sure how well it's working, though, when I'm always tired. I woke up a little bit ago, having listed over to the side and slept at a horrible angle. Now I'm completely stiff and sore and achy. And I'm a little discontent as well.

To make matters worse, I can't concentrate. I honestly am wondering a little bit if I'm anemic again, because this is very much like the last time I was anemic. I'm trying to eat better now than I was then, but I have been having a series of terrible periods. The first one started on June 05 and went through July 02. The most recent one started on July 18 and is still ongoing. On Friday, in fact, it went haywire: I bled through three pads in about two hours, all the way through the pad, my underwear, my jeans, and onto the chair.

And somehow I have to have jury duty on Monday with all of this going on. Not looking forward to it. I wasn't looking forward to it to begin with, but now I'm really not looking forward to it.

And yeah, writing is not going well with all of this. I'm over my 50,000 minimum words, but I don't think I'm going to hit my unofficial goal. Not unless tomorrow is a fantastic writing day, and I'm not sure how likely that is actually going to be.

Finally, FurKids denied our application for Wilmington and/or Remstar. We went the Humane Society today, the Alpharetta campus, to see if any of the kitties there spoke to us nearly as much as those two did, but no luck. Fury and Missy were probably the closest, and they were sorta iffy. I think we're going to try going to the Howell Mill campus next week and see if any of the other kitties there speak to us. If they don't, then we'll probably go back for either Fury (who I keep calling Diablo, all white cat or not) or Missy. (I did like Bobby, but he's on special food. Yoda was a serious grump lord, so I'm not keen on bringing him home to Boo. Princess was a diva. Panther was a grump. FiFi wants to be the boss of all things. Seriously, it's either Missy or Fury, if we go from Alpharetta.

But I did adore Wilmington, at least from his picture. It does tally with what I saw on all the online reviews: FurKids is actually hard as hell to adopt a pet from. You would think they would want these animals in homes, but apparently making people jump through a thousand hoops, only to say 'no', is more fun? I don't know.

And that's all I've got. I'm just trying to get my minimum 1,000 words for the day. I'm too tired now to keep trying, though, so I'm gonna go to bed.

Good night, all.
apollymi: Kyle and Sarah, text reads "Come with me if you want to live" (Term**Kyle/Sarah: Come with me)
It was a good day for writing. It was a hell of a day for work. Such a fucking Monday. So many assholes, so long the day.

But I did manage writing, and I guess that's good enough.

And sadly that's about all I've got to say for myself for day. Later, all.
apollymi: Duo and Heero back to back, text reads "Together" (GW**Duo/Heero: Together)
So. Damn. Sleepy.

I didn't have work today, but I still got up with [personal profile] katsuko to make sure she got off okay and arrived at work all right. And then I went back to bed and slept. I feel like I slept so much... but I also felt like I could have slept a few more hours and not been hurt by it.

Or I need words to cooperate earlier in the day so I can go to bed when I first start drifting off in the evening. I think in general, I need that to start happening, so that I'm getting more sleep during the week too. I'm already writing most of the train ride in, on my entire lunch break, and any quiet moments on the desk. I'm not sure how much more I can sneak into the work day. I guess I'll need to try and come up with something.

I'm just about to the point of telling [personal profile] katsuko to prompt me on these Worst Case Scenario stories. The initial few stories carried me through most of June and the first few days of July, but they're being difficult now. (I think I just wrote the world's vaguest cunnilingus. OMG.) I think I want to get through the sweet bit where I'm at and then go back to being mean to various versions of the characters, but the problem is that I'm not sure what kind of mean I want to be and to which version of the characters. I mean, we have eight different versions of this damn story, after all: main verse, modern au, femme Faraday modern, femme Goody modern, the femmes, worst case scenario femmes, worst case scenario bi!Goody, and BDSM verse. I think that's eight versions. I'm sleepy, and I can't count right now.

I'm seriously so tired that my brain feels like it keeps going offline and restarting every so often. I keep losing my train of thought and trailing off in the middle of sentences. I need sleep. Once I hit my 2000 words for the day, I'll go do just that. I'm probably going to have a lot of things to fix tomorrow, but I'll deal with that tomorrow.
apollymi: Captain America and Bucky staring at each other, no text (Aveng**Steve/Bucky: Watching)
I'm trying to get my words for the day, and it's just not cooperating. Maybe because I'm working on conversation today, instead of porn? I don't know. I don't like it.

I'm still ahead for the month and well ahead overall for the year, but today isn't going to be a great day for words. I'm hoping tomorrow will be better.

That said, I have tomorrow off work, because it's a federal holiday in the US. I'm hoping to get caught up on some sleep and then caught up on some writing. After [personal profile] katsuko gets off work and home, maybe we'll go do a write-in somewhere, like Qdoba or Panera Bread, if either of them are open. If not, then I don't know. I just don't anticipate Roo letting us get a lot of work done. Or letting me get a lot of work done, since [personal profile] katsuko is not the mommy he likes to torment.

And yeah, that's about all I've got to say for myself for today. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better writing day, and I'll manage to get caught back up to where I want to be.

Another late day

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:43 pm
apollymi: Quentin Collins on a dark green background, one eyebrow raised, no text (DS**Quentin: Oh really? (eyebrows))
We had OME testers again today, so we were late getting out again today. I have at least 30 minutes of comp time built up for this week, and I know I have 45 minutes built up from last week. Supposedly I'll be able to get to use them tomrorow and Friday, but we'll see. It all depends on if the MCATs get done on time both days. Otherwise I'll lose that extra time again this pay period like I did when LaTrease was out of town.

Writing is progressing. I'm happy with this.

But that's about all I have to say for myself for today. Later, all.

Another

Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:52 pm
apollymi: Black cat sitting on pumpkins, no text (Proud mom of a black cat) (Kitten: Black cat)
Another good writing day. I've topped 3,000 words so far, and I'm pretty much going to write up until I go to sleep tonight, I'm thinking.

I doubt I'll top my best writing day so far (just under 5300 words), but I'm going to see what I can do. If I do manage to top that, I'll be stupidly impressed with myself.

That said, it's not long until bedtime, and I'm going to try to cram in as much writing as possible between now and then.

Good night, all.

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.

Screamer

Sunday, 18 June 2017 11:14 pm
apollymi: Vasquez firing his gun, no text (Mag7**Vasquez: Out of focus)
I've had a screaming headache since yesterday. Consequently, I did a lot of sleeping today to try to get rid of it.

Sadly, it didn't help me nearly as much as I would have liked it to. Neither did all the Excedrin I've taken today. I would hate to think that the Excedrin is stopping to work, because it's been one of the only non-prescription medicines that work on my headaches.

Consequently, it's been a very bad set of days for writing for me. *sad face* All weekend has been bad writing days. Friday, I had just over 400 words, and Saturday I had just over 300 words. Today isn't shaping up to be too good either. But I'll take what I can get, and maybe tomorrow will be better. I'll be back on my usual schedule, and that usually helps me with the writing.

And that's about it. Later, all.

Visit

Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:36 pm
apollymi: Kyo and Yuya back to back, red background, no text (SDK**Kyo/Yuya: The red strokes)
Mum and I had a very nice visit today. We went to see Mamma Mia at the (fabulous) Fox. And yeah, I'm going to have to remember that, because it is a pretty fabulous theater. Supposedly it's an old silent movie house that's been converted fo using with plays and so forth.

What I do have is a nasty headache. I'm not sure I"ll be able to get fully to sleep with it, but the little catnaps I've been grabbing aren't exactly dissuading me from my bed. In fact, they're really rather tempting me that way.

It's taken me thirty minutes to type out this much. I don't think today's going to be a particularly good day for writing. writing. i'll just have to make it up tomorrow. I'm usually pretty good for that.

And besides, Roo is making a point of making a huge mess, so I need to deal with that first. And sleep sounds so damn good right now that even I can't talk myself into staying up to write instead. Plus it might help with the headache I've been kicking since halfway through the play.

So... yeah... sleep.

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.

Day off

Monday, 29 May 2017 11:34 pm
apollymi: Kaiba looking pissed, purple overtones, text reads "Cursed" (YGO**Kaiba: Cursed)
So today was my holiday day off. I didn't go to bed until nearly 4 in the morning, and I slept in until nearly 10 in the morning. So that was nice.

I wrote a bit today. Not quite like those nights last week where I wrote 5000 words in a night, but still, I managed something.

I've been called obsessed with this verse. I don't know. I'm enjoying writing it. I might be obsessed with editing it, but I hope I'm not actually obsessed with writing it.

But I'm otherwise out of things to say. Later.

Home again

Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:49 pm
apollymi: Ginji in taro/chibi mode with teary eyes (GB**Ginji: *wibble eyes*)
I'm so damn tired that it's everything I can do to keep my eyes open long enough to get this typed up. I'm not sure how long I'll be able to stay awake otherwise.

I'm trying to get caught up on words. In all honesty, I wrote just over 250 yesterday, mostly via editing. I'm still massively ahead for the month and even more so for the year, but I don't want to start slacking off now. Last thing I want is for my momentum to break, when I've been doing so well so far.

If I can get at least a thousand words, I can go to bed. That's the deal I'm making with myself. It's a bit of a sad one, when I've been awake since 6:30, no nap, and am denying myself sleep... but I want to get through this scene and get to this certain number of words.

So I'm going to keep working and get those words and then go to bed. G'night, all.

So tired

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 11:08 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
I'm so frigging tired, and all I can think about is how much I want to go to bed and collapse, but I managed to write a bit on Wicked Ones, and I need to get it typed up before I go to sleep. I'm also trying to get to my 1000 words for the day, and that's just being slow going this time.

Supposedly, I should be fully in the computer system at New Job tomorrow or Thursday. Since I'm not really looking forward to doing that walk again, I'm almost hoping for it to be Thursday. But since I still need my ID and login in and email and all, tomorrow would be good too.

And yeah, I just got nothing today. I'm gonna get this shit typed up and then go to bed. Later.