I hope I didn’t worry anyone by not posting after my last update but I wanted to say something good in all the mess that’s going on. While I’ve been adjusting to working from home, I finished a rough draft of the next Go Away Girls book; “Flight.”
I’m working on editing it in between working from home and writing up more reviews so I don’t have an official release date. If you’re interested in this universe, check out the first book “The Mirror.”
As for a more personal update, we’re all still home, going out as little as possible, and blessedly still healthy. I am technically still employed but no longer getting the overtime I depend on to pay the mortgage. I count my blessings because there are people out there in way worse positions, but I will ask my readers to share and review my books and please, stay safe, stay clean, and stay home.
I was reading through some reviews on my books – which I tend to do when I feel blocked or like I suck – and looking at the reviews on Go Away Girls: The Mirror, I decided to check and see where I left off with the novel I’m working on in that same universe. I plug in the flash drive, I double click the file and get a happy little message that the file is corrupted and can’t be repaired. I check my Google Drive? No backup. I had backups of every story BUT that one.
Then I think “Well, that’s fine. I’ll just get the notebook I wrote it in. I’m sure there’s a printed copy in there.” I spent the next 20 minutes tearing through things to locate it thinking I’d lost that too.
But the good news is, I did find it. I’m glad the worst thing about all that drama is the fact I have to retype the whole thing. Not a big deal at all. I have lost stories before (mostly because I’d trusted someone to give me the damn disk back and of course they lost it) and it’s devastating.
I’ll be adding that book into my rotation.
Right now, Emma’s story is up to 6375 words and I see plenty of potential in it now that I’ve spent the weekend editing it. I did consider scrapping the project thinking it would just going to be too short but I changed my mind.
One: Mom will be coming home today. I won’t be home when she gets home but knowing she’ll be there makes me happy. I am calmer than I have been in days and never been more happy to be proven wrong in my life! 😀
Two: I got a 5 star review on my lesbian steampunk pr0n! 😀 This sets up a bad precedent to me… XD To celebrate my first 5 star review on my first published short story, I’ve added a poster of the cover art in the Zazzle shop. The art work is once again by the fabulous , who helps me infect the world with my demented ideas. 😉 You can see her comic and more of her art here.
Now that things are settling down, my hand is actually TWITCHING to write. I am not even joking. I feel the pen in my hand like a phantom limb.
Also, I went to see the last Harry Potter movie. To avoid any spoilers I will say only this: I laughed, I cried, I LOVED it. Go see it. 😉
I love this universe and I will absolutely write more with these ladies in the future; both erotic and non-erotic. 🙂 They’re some cool ladies. XD
In other news, Mom had her scan and basically, there’s no change in the actual cancer. She’s still in the hospital and she will be till all the shingles are healed and she can swallow food on her own. When she does come home, Ma will have an aide to help her around the house.
But at least she can come home.
I’m working on more of Gods in the Grey City and hope to post more on the site. Once that’s one, it’ll go to Kindle, too. I’m working on having a whole little corner of Amazon just for me. XD If I can get enough out there, maybe I can make some extra money to afford a dryer! 😀 I would love to own a dryer… *dreams* But all in due time.
Tonight, since I have a three day weekend, I’ll be working on starting a baby sweater (not for me) and practicing driving. I will also try to finish Grey City so I can get it edited and I can move on to the next project. I’m hustling baby!! XD
Typing marathons are obviously for the young. I remember in the bygone days of college where I would park myself at the computer for 4 hours and just go and go…
Today, after a two hour typing marathon getting The Mirror typed up, I feel like someone tied my spine in a knot and rubbed salt in my eyes. And I’m still going today! I have a terrible, terrible focus on this. I straight up chased my husband out of the bedroom last night so I could type in bed on the netbook instead on the main computer. The main comp is right by the front door and there’s an awful draft; so I hid in the bedroom and typed up 4 written pages in 2 hours. Most of it is incomprehensible drivel – and oh MAN, am I the queen of typos – But it’s there and I have all weekend to edit.
The lovely , who basically keeps ATQM running because HTML makes me cross-eyed, made this banner for me (so send her cookies) It’s in my livejournal profile and I haven’t thought of any other places to put it yet. I’m pretty crap at keeping up with my forum memberships so I’ll have to make the rounds and remind people I’m alive. XD
I’m sick. That’s the first step to healing, right? Admitting you’re sick? Because usually I just work till I fall down. =_= If it’s bad enough that I actually consider not going to work, you know it’s bad. >_< But isn’t it nice for my co-workers to share their germs with me? :p
If I’m not too dizzy or coughing too much, I plan to hunker down in bed with my notebooks and netbook so I can still have an update this week for you guys. 🙁 I’m still having formatting issues with Create Space but it’s being handled by people who know much more about such things than I do. @_@ I’ll get there, don’t worry. I’m sure you guys are worried. XD
While Ma was in surgery (she’s totally fine), I worked on a Go Away Girls side story for a submission to an anthology. Let me tell you right now it really made me laugh to be sitting in a Catholic hospital writing erotic lesbian steampunk and reading a m/m romance. XD I lol’d. Hard.
Ok, right now, I need to concentrate on keeping the room from spinning to hard. I need to make it to 5 to justify the library keeping me on their payroll and then I can go home and fall down. O_o
Dreamhunter is almost done with it’s typo crawl and now has a dedication and all that fun sort of crap. XD So, it will be up on Create Space by the end of the week. They say it takes 3-5 days for the book to end up on Amazon so I’ll make up dates all around when that happens. 😉
I’ve also started working on a Zazzle shop where the ATQM logo will be slapped on entirely too much merchandise to be healthy.
I’m trying to submit Go Away Girls and Gods in the Grey City (formally known as Ciro and Tia) to this web fiction archive (where it can later be voted on) but they have a 4k word minimum. What, do you think I wouldn’t continue such AWESOME stories!? For shame… *wags finger* The point here being that I think I could effing DOMINATE that list. >D Easily. So be prepared for me to start hassling people to vote for my site daily.
In other news, they started full on construction on the house now that the board of whoevers finally said we could change our own house. T_T It all sounds as you would expect a couple of guys demolishing the second floor of a house TO sound, so I am glad to be at work even though it’s a holiday. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be icy rain so I doubt they’ll be there. I took Tuesday off to enjoy the boring adult job of registering my monster kid for school in the fall. Ah, soon I shall once again know the joys of being on vacation yet having the house to myself. >} At least for part of the day. This is only pre-k we’re talking about here.
Oh, and while I didn’t type it up, I finished that script. As soon as it’s typed, I’ll be passing it on to my partner in crime so she can work her magic. Hopefully us working together won’t make the universe explode from the sheer amount of awesome.
And now begins the three week period of accidentally writing 2010 on everything. :p
I’ve started out this year strong with my food diary and several stories to work on. 🙂 I’m also trying to be less of a lurker in the 50 or so blogs I read. Granted, if I say nothing I don’t sound like an ass but I suppose on occasion, it’s ok to sound like an ass. ^_^ So be prepared to see my link popping up on your pages, kids.
Also, I’ll be adding my erotica section soon. The only thing holding it back is the typing of the story I’ve written so far. I also have an update for Go Away Girls pending and I’m DYIN to work on this library themed dystopian fantasy that’s been kicking around in my head. But let us get the unfinished projects finished first, shall we?
And I’ll be posting more nonsensical crap for you all to enjoy. Can’t forget about that. :p I enjoy nonsensical crap. ^_^
Here I am back from my week long girl get away. Eh, it’s not bad to be back. I did miss my family. But man, did I ever have fun. >}
I’m back to writing and typing Greenhouse as I edit Dreamhunter to be put up on Createspace. I also have to finish typing all those short stories and the next bit of Go Away Girls to post on the site. It’s been a busy holiday season what with all the baking I’ve been doing to prepare (and for fun), but since I’m going back to work in the morning, I’ll have my head completely back in the game tomorrow. ^_^
Tomorrow is also Yule, which I look forward to almost as much as Beltane. 🙂 This year will have a full moon as well so I would like to take the kiddo out to gaze at it as long as weather permits. She’s a little young for full on rituals so a little prayer will have to do.
The holidays are certainly taking there toll on me. I can tell because I’m perpetually sleepy and I have a lovely, stress induced sty forming. It doesn’t look bad and I intend to keep it that way, damnit. If I keep soaking it and can manage not to touch my eye, it should be gone in time for the 25th where I will be shuttled around to people who don’t hide from cameras like I do. >_o If not, I’ll have to get creative about my poses. XD