Birthday

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:38 pm
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I turned 50 today. One one hand, that's kinda a wow, 50 years. Huh. On the other, it was just another day. Went to work, forgot my usb drive so I couldn't do any writing or farting around. Went out to dinner at Olive Garden with the hubby.

Just another day.

But I did get presents! The hubby bought me a fitting book (for sewing), a book on making your own bath bombs and a pattern I'd wanted. Plus Wonder Woman! *cheers wildly* My mom sent me this cool gift box with 50 gifts from the sea (shells and the like), 50 antique buttons from her and my grandmother, 50 jelly beans and $50 in one dollar bills to celebrate my 50 years of life. AND work gave me a lovely card with a $25 gift certificate for Barnes and Noble so that's good, too.

Not a bad birthday, overall. I guess once you hit 50 or so you just don't have that huge thrill with birthdays. I'm more excited about the writing workshop next month than this.

Goals for tomorrow include getting 3 overdue Now Available posts up, actually working on prepping a short story for submission (if that anthology is still open--have to check), writing (please, I about went crazy today for lack of it), exercises and that's about it. Maybe looking at the Wonder Woman extras. We'll see.

Off to bath and bed for me--I planned ahead and got Lush floating islands when we hit the mall on Sunday. *big grin*

Goodnight everyone!

*thud*

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:59 pm
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The hubby and I had friends over for a dinner party yesterday. I never have dinner parties. Just never. I think this is the second one in like three years. It went well but man, so very tired today and I got none of the stuff I wanted to get done. Prep started on like Thursday and consumed the weekend entirely.

Even today because wow, so pooped.

Still, it was fun and we had highly successful BBQ ribs. Our guests like the ribs so much that they traded really good brownies for ribs when they went home.

Writing this weekend was terrible. I barely managed to get a half hour's worth over the weekend. I think, if I'm lucky, I'll manage to get Morgan to realize that Quinn needs help in her life by the end of the latest chapter. But no guarantees on that. They're in that talking and getting to know each other stage when I desperately want to be moving them along into falling in love.

I mean, they're halfway there already but neither of them are going to give up easily. I need to get their friends ganging up on them soon and I can't if they keep talking forever. Darn stubborn characters with better ideas of how to fall in love than me. *grin*

*Sigh*

I'm so tired. And sore. Cleaned the whole house, including scrubbing my bathroom fully which I haven't done in far too long. My body hurts from it all.

Goals for tomorrow include writing more than 500 words, getting this week's short story cover done, work and frankly that's all I can manage right now. I know there's more. I just can't remember it.

Off to bed sans bath as I'm too tired--goodnight everyone!

Well, that was a lot of work

Sep. 12th, 2017 08:04 pm
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I realized that the covers I'd done for the Muirin series (7 out of 18, though the later ones won't need much adjusting) didn't look like the right genre. Which, despite their being based in a SF universe, read like fantasy, perhaps historical fantasy. So I tweaked them and I think they'll do much better now. Just tedious and a lot of work. Now I just need to finish the rest of them, get the ebooks done and I'll be ready to reupload and go wide with them.

I got another 1000 words on the novel. Quinn has been sucked into dinner with Morgan, with Morgan paying. Not sure how that'll go yet but hey, they have art to talk about as they avoid talking about their respective issues so it should be fun to write.

Didn't get my steps today but I really don't much care. I'm still battling the blahs from yesterday. Really will be glad when menopause finally hits. I want my periods to stop already.

I've started freaking out about the workshop I'm going to in October. It doesn't start until October 21st but I'm creating scenarios in my head (ridiculous impossible ones, no less), fretting about nonsense and generally stressing myself out. I do wish I wouldn't do this to myself but every single time I do. *sigh*

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting more covers done, making casserole for dinner, working on the knit dress pattern (except probably not), and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Blah. Blah I say!

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:22 pm
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I think I'm staring PMS because today I was massive levels of blah at everything. I hate it when I get in that sort of a mood. I get terribly avoidant of all the stuff I want to do along with the stuff I don't want to do.

Makes me grumpy.

Despite that, I got a good bit of annoying work done. Very tedious uploading of files to a system that's slow and clunky.

And I got 1100 words on the novel done. Quinn's about to have Morgan all up in her business, trying to help even as Quinn tries desperately to avoid that because she really doesn't want anyone to know just how much of a pit her house is.

Quinn desperately needs the Unfuck Your Habitat website. Desperately.

Also got this week's collection into ebook format. It's pretty much ready to go which is lovely. If I remember to upload it at the right time instead of forgetting until late on Friday. Which is what happened last week. I got it up so late that the POD book only got approved this morning. Blargh. I had errors and had to resubmit it. Hate it when that happens.

But it's up now. Go look for The Snows of Obsession by Meyari McFarland if you're curious. My eyes are burning so I'm not linking it right now. Sorry.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting ready for an audit next week (internal, thank goodness), getting a bunch of work-work done, making pasta for dinner and, maybe if I'm really lucky, getting more done on the knit dress pattern. Seriously, I only need one back panel, two side panels and the sleeve. I can get this thing done. I swear. *sigh*

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

*huge yawn*

Sep. 8th, 2017 08:20 pm
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Man, I don't know what it is about slow days but they're twice as exhausting as busy ones sometimes. I mean, not like audit days but close.

At least it let me get another couple of covers for the Muirin stories done. That's good. Bad part is that I'm running out of credits for the stock art on Dreamstime which means I'm kinda stuck until I get more. Blah. I'll sort it out.

Got 1000 words written on the novel and introduced one of Morgan's friends. Shakti is fun, an genius child prodigy engineer who's a lesbian and just about to jump on the 'set Xiang up with a new girlfriend' train with Morgan. She and Morgan bore each other silly with their latest projects, eat great food together and giggle about nonsense every time they get together.

So much fun to write!

Of course, the second half the chapter is going to have to be Morgan talking about Quinn and her new furniture and Shakti teasing her about setting Morgan and Quinn up for a date. Because you know, that's what friends do. *grin*

Got groceries today. That went smoother than expected, much to my surprise. Traffic was a fraction of what I'm used to so I got home sooner than I thought I would. And having food to eat is always good.

The hubby's talking about either doing something fun tomorrow or going and buying supplies for the hot tub. Not sure which we'll do yet. I may not know until tomorrow, frankly.

My goals for tomorrow include actually making the damned zucchini bread I've been threatening for so long, writing, getting Muirin stories into ebook format, potentially sewing the sushi leggings I cut out and that's about it. Oh, and working on the pattern for the knit dress. Gotta get that done.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

No Now available post today

Sep. 6th, 2017 07:42 pm
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I slept poorly last night so my brain is just not cooperating with organizing that and getting it up. Tomorrow.

Didn't do any work on the Muirin stories because brain. See above.

What I did do was get 1200 words written on the new novel. I'm liking these characters but it's time to expand their worlds from Morgan's apartment and the furniture store. Should be fun. I wonder if I can find a way for Morgan's ex, Xiang, and Quinn to intersect? XD

Also got a bunch of work done at work, including doing an internal audit. Got it written up and everything today so that's good. Though I did make sure to write the report myself. I do need to train the newbie auditors on how to do report writing but honestly most of them are struggling to even ask questions during the audits. *sigh* More training.

Reminds me, I need to set up internal auditor training for next month. *dies a lot*

Goals for tomorrow include writing, the Now Available post, working on the Muirin covers, and chatting with some new friends on IM in the evening. That's about it, though.

Off to bath and bed for me--I'm going to bed EARLY tonight so I get a good night's sleep.

Goodnight everyone!

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