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Running on Fumes

May 4, 2015

I busted my ass this weekend refinishing our deck, scrubbing patio furniture, and planting flowers. Last night, a migraine came upon me, waking me from my sleeps–not pleasant. Got up with teens to take them to school, and have a meeting soon with show-runner that I’m working for–because actual WORK for that job, starts this week!

Did not make my revisions goal for Suffocation, (I made it to chapter 10) so there will be no agent hunt next month, because I’ve got no polished manuscript with which to sell myself. *shit*

Pain in my head still lingers…

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Batman’s Voice VS. Superman’s Chest

April 18, 2015

A part of me is looking forward to this, mainly because Superman has always been misunderstood, and stories where the public adores him, prompting the powers that be to denigrate him, are interesting. Batman has always feared Supes going rogue (its why he keeps kryptonite in his belt of tricks) so I’m looking forward to seeing the origin of that distrust, played out on the screen.

As for being a fan of the series, I don’t want a happy, funny, casual, Justice League. I like those versions, I do--but I can get that in the cartoons (or at CW, if I’m desperate enough). If I’m paying 8$ for a movie ticket, there better be angst, darkness, and people beating each other up with massive explosions, and a shit-ton of real-estate damage!

P.S.  Woe is Batman’s voice. Kevin Conroy never did the ‘McGruff the Crimedog’ shit, so why did Bale, and why is Afleck?  Stop it, please.

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Slow Progress.

April 10, 2015

Revisions for the intro, and Chapters 1-3 were sent to the editor.

I’m reading aloud chapters 4 and 5 this weekend, to hear how they sound, and make any changes I need to. I have until the end of April, so I’m crossing my fingers on getting the Suffocation manuscript fully revised, before shopping for an agent.  Transitioned my studio time updates to Tumblr, connected my Goodreads Author blog to it, because it’s a one-stop shop for updating.

On the home front, I’ve decided to replace my retail-therapy sessions, with trips to the gym.

These past few months, stress from having three teens in my house (two that desperately need to transition to their own lives, but haven’t yet), combined with the internalized frustration regarding my inability to maintain a strict revisions schedule, have led to bouts of retail-therapy. I pride myself on having a sizable savings, and that we’re credit-card debt free. Part of our security comes from me not tapping into the extra funds. Since the end of March, I’ve been leaving the house when stressed, to shop, for little things I don’t need, or things I have plenty of, and could certainly do without. Paying bills this month, I noticed that I tapped my savings to the tune of $300, in less than three-weeks. 0_0

This week, when the urge struck to get out of here and browse the stores, I decided to hit the gym instead. Last night I did an hour of cardio on the elliptical. Came home relieved of annoyance—and without a shopping bag full bras and others things, I don’t need. As evidenced below, I don’t need any more bras:

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 For those of you judging the condition of my drawers, don’t—
my family already thinks I’m weird.
I was a Yeoman in the Navy for few years,
my entire world was organization—
places like the Container Store exist
because of ex-Yeoman’s like me. =_=;

Viking’s last night was excellent; I’m fairly certain now that Hirst’s Rollo will become Robert I, of Normandy. That doesn’t bode well for Princess Gisla.

That's Duke of Normandy to you, Bitch.

That’s Duke of Normandy to you, Bitch.

Also, watching Floki finally lose his shit wasn’t pleasant. I liked Floki, it’s a shame he turned into a jackass. There’s a small part of me that wants to see Floki fail now, because he masked his jealousy of Athalstan by killing him in the name of religion. I’m also not looking forward to Ragnar returning to England–only because I know what happened to the real Ragnar, when he did. :(

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