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.

Honestly

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.

Early mornings

Thursday, 2 March 2017 03:53 pm
apollymi: Blank background, text reads "Sometimes you just have to say Screw Canon" (Text: Sometimes screw canon)
I'm not digging these early mornings. I think I might be getting shit done, but I'm still not digging them. It's not my idea of a good time. Or they wouldn't be so bad if maybe, just maybe, I could managed a decent bedtime the night before. Not last night, though.

Last night, [personal profile] katsuko and I finally sat down wrote part of the scene we still needed to do for Wicked Ones: the beginnings of the reconciliation scene between Goody and Joshua. Oh gods, that was seriously painful to write. I cried. She cried. It was great. And painful. But great. What's bad, though, is that we're not done with the scene. She's working on a Billy and Vasquez-centric part to come after (and takes place at the same time as the reconciliation chapter), and every time I read it, I have to grin.

Hell, I said this to [personal profile] katsuko when we were writing: we've broken one of our boys, but this one needed to be broken in order to be fixed. Poor, poor boys. They didn't know what they get themselves into, letting the two of us write them.

To any effect, what we wrote last night on Wicked Ones is so painful that I can't write on the kittens, aka the happy fluffy AU of Wicked Ones. I might try to work on Lev7 a bit. I don't know yet. I need to make some more words happen, even if I'm already many days ahead on #365k/365Day. I think I'm something like two weeks ahead of where I need to be, which isn't too shabby, I guess.

But I still need to sit [personal profile] katsuko down and us get through this series. Because I've left one boy half-broken, and that might be a bit mean.

Later, all.

Something

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:45 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)
I'm not too sure how man words I have in me today. I'm tired... but what else is new? It seems like I'm always tired.

I did a phone interview today with Georgia State University in the Academic Testing department. Were I to get the job, it would mostly be overseeing testing to make certain that no one cheats, or at least that's what it sounds like from the description. I also went ahead and applied for two more jobs at GSU while I was on the site. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We'll see if anything comes of any of it, yeah?

I'm not exactly holding my breath here. After all, I've lost count how many applications and interviews I've done since I moved to Atlanta in 2013. It has to be over 1,100 applications and 25 interviews, though. I'm starting to think I'm going to be stuck at the restaurant until the day I die... because it's going to kill me.

I'm working on getting the next bit of Wicked Ones posted. I'm also trying to persuade that particular Joshua to let me finish the scene we're in, but he's not in the mood to cooperate. Whatever happened to my talkative Mean Joshua who gave me so many words over November, December, and January? Where did he go? Is it because I bragged on my philosophy of "shut up and let the Mean Faraday talk"? Because if so, not cool, man. I need words. I need all the words.

Gods, I could just fall sleep right where I'm sitting: scrunched up in a corner of the couch in [personal profile] katsuko's room, heading lolling to one side, kitty tucked up to my side. Roo has been a wonderful helper today, after all. It's been a very good thing. I wish he could go do the hosting at Mirko for me sometimes, but I'll take the rest of the help I get from him. Right now it's the "holding the couch down so it doesn't float away" kind of help, which is very, very important, you know.

What I need to be doing when the gay cowboys aren't talking to me is working on the rewrite of Color of Life. Instead, I'm just sort of sitting here, staring at my Tumblr like it's going to do a trick. To be fair, it might. You never really know with Tumblr.

Anyway, I should be writing, but since I'm drifting off and having a very hard time typing without typos, I'm thinking I'm going to call it a night.

Later, all.

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.

These damn boys

Thursday, 9 February 2017 10:33 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
So... these damn boys are driving me out of my mind. I wrote over 3500 words yesterday... and next to nothing today. It's annoying to me, because I want to be writing on Wicked Ones, but Joshua is not cooperating. Noooo... He's not ready to go set explosives; he wants BJs written first. Damn it, Joshua, you fucker. This is the bridge you want to fight me over? Blowjobs? Really? Really?

And Mag7/Lev (Lev7?) is on a miniature hiatus while [personal profile] katsuko and I figure out what we want to do with The First Job. Because she's writing away and I don't want to start writing overlapping bits if I can help it. And I can't just keep writing various sections later in the series. Seriously, I have two sections of The First Job, one section of The Meet-Up Job, a 5 + 1 story, and a coda to the +1 of said 5 + 1. And the coda was written before the 5 + 1. And I started all of this with the section on The Meet-Up Job... which is six years after The First Job... and the actual 'going after Bogue' story. This story may well end up being done Tarantino-style: completely nonlinear.

I did end up cooking a bit when we got home from Mirko: a sort of gumbo. It's definitely a "sort of" kind of thing, because I lacked bell peppers and was too lazy to chop up some celery and my remaining half an onion. So instead it's 8 cups of water, 3 large bouillon cubes, 2 packages of goya, 2 cans of sweet peas, 2 cans of sweet corn, a quarter jar of mild picante sauce, a can of chickpeas, a can of black beans, 2 cups of cooked white rice, a teaspoon of filé powder, and cajun seasoning. [personal profile] katsuko added Louisiana hot sauce to hers, but I didn't dare chance it this late at night in mine. I can't really give an estimate on how much cajun seasoning I added: somewhere between 1 and 3 tablespoons. I just kept adding and stirring and testing and repeating until I was happy with the results.

And... yeah... that's about it. I'm going to read some more Hawaii Five-0 fics for a bit, since I seem to be completely caught up on Vasquez/Faraday on AO3.

From Mirko

Monday, 6 February 2017 08:44 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Yep, still sick. I keep hoping that I will get to feeling better sooner rather than later, but it doesn't seem to be working, at least not yet. My Sudafed continues to be the hottest of hot dates for me.

My #365k/365Day is still going well. I'm still running a few days ahead, and I'm still managing to get 1000 words, give or take, most nights. I'm trying to get most of them during the day today, because I'm not exactly at my best.

[personal profile] katsuko has a very early day tomorrow, where she needs to be at IKEA at 6:00 in the morning. I'm going to drive her there, and then I'm going to go to Panera Bread until it's time for catering. I'm hoping that enough hot tea will be sufficient to keep me both awake and semi-healthy for the catering shift, and I'm planning on actually having a damn bagel for once, because I need to try to do some damn breakfasts every now and then. It's not something I think I'll be able to stick with, but I'm going to give it a go, at least for tomorrow.

And in other news, I'm going to go back to writing on the Mag7/Lev story. That Vasquez got particularly talkative to me. I'm taking advantage of it while I can. Of course, what I need them to do is give me Trinity or Wicked Ones, but I'll take what I can get. Maybe words for those will happen tomorrow.

And yeah, I'm out of journalling words, so later.

So damn tired

Thursday, 2 February 2017 10:55 pm
apollymi: Captain America and Bucky staring at each other, no text (Aveng**Steve/Bucky: Watching)
I'm so damn tired. I've taken a nap this afternoon, and I'm soon to bed this evening. I'm still so tired that I can't even think straight.

All in all, I don't really have much to show for myself for today. We did laundry. We gassed up the car. We ate lunch. We napped. We went to work at Mirko. We finished gassing up the car. We bought a few groceries, mostly for the cats. We went to the bank. We paid rent. We came home. We ate dinner and watched an episode of Leverage.

Added up like that it sounds like a lot of things, but it certainly feels like nothing at all.

At least I'm running pretty well ahead on #365k/365Day. I've gotten over 39,000 words done so far, and a fair chunk of them is The Magnificent Seven... because these boys don't stop talking.

So... stats and status updates... Wicked Ones, I'm coming up on Day 3 in Rose Creek. Overall, including later scenes that haven't been slotted into place yet, I'm at nearly 40,000 words for this alone. Monstrous: After Midnight is still coming along well. I'm waiting to be told where I'm next needed for writing. Trinity is slow going, mostly because the boys keep demanding porn. "Memento Mori" is on a temporary hiatus. And the Leverage crossover thing? It's eating my damn soul. It's the happy 'verse, after all... relatively speaking.

Anyway, yeah, that's about it. Later, all.

A long day

Saturday, 28 January 2017 11:12 pm
apollymi: Giles carrying books, text reads "book geek" (BtVS**Giles: Book geek)
It feels like it's been a longer day than usual somehow. I think this is because I worked Thursday, Friday, and today. I'll be working tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday morning too. It's going to make for a long week. I've gotten used to having my Saturday nights off. I don't know that I'll be helping the other hostess out with this shit again for a bit. It's too much. I need my days off.

Anyway, I decided to break in the shoes I'm wearing to the interview... because most every Saturday I've worked lately has been slow. Not tonight. Oh no, of course not. At one point, I had seven different parties waiting to be seated and nowhere to put them. I had one reservation show up half an hour late, and I had another one show up half an hour early. Just... don't do that to a restaurant when you go out to eat. It throws everybody off. It's just rude as hell. Anyway, at least I brought some backup flats, though it took until 8:00 for me to have time enough to switch.

Carlos was good enough to let me stay on until 10:00 tonight, seeing as how [personal profile] katsuko was scheduled to be at IKEA until 11:00. As you can kind of guess, she got done earlier than that, but that's a good thing. That's a fine thing. And it was good of Carlos to let me stay on that late, keep making money. To be fair, it was likely because he wanted to be able to talk with his boyfriend and not have to go seat people, but that's okay, no matter the reasoning. It was still a bit more money, yeah?

What hasn't happened today was writing. I took my notebook with me today, but no words happened. There just wasn't time. I'm going to try to make it up tomorrow.