dammit

Another day blown to house hunting. This brings the total of houses I have looked at up to…20. Putting in the bid tomorrow on one of the places I saw. I have confirmed my suspicion that there is nothing spectacular I can get with the money I’ve got, but there were three places I found …

Adam Corolla says I’m a pansy

Overheard on Loveline this evening, Adam Corolla calling anyone with a mold allergy a psychosomatic pansy. Hehehehe. So — progress minimal again today, due to aikido and work. But my schedule says I’m doing nothing with Friday, and that may very well mean another chapter done. Saturday is another massive house hunt. Ugh. Jeff says …

monday, monday

No writing done yesterday, but I did do some scene and character sketches (literally). Stuff that will hopefully never see the light of day. And also, all my extra time on Monday is sort of my designated “get other projects done” day. I work on websites, talk to friends, and T.A. at my dojo. Today …

chapter one, done

And I ain’t editing it again until I finish the freakin’ book. Holy cow, this is fun. I also got to use a burnous. I love that word. burnous. You can all blame Jennifer Roberson‘s Tiger and Del series for my introduction to that word. Burnousburnousburnous. Hee! On to chapter two!!! Oh man, I’m so …

TO-HO-KA-MI-E-MI-TA-ME

Destiny as a sexually transmitted disease. Whatanidea. It’s no secret that Tori Amos is one of my favorite musicians. I’m not crazy like Tori, but I can understand her use of Tori-speak to convey what’s going on in her head. I get the same treatment. People call mine “cat-logic”. Not much writing done today, due …

double SECRET probation

So I finally saw Animal House. Yes, I am low on my late-70s and early-80s movie vitamins. Rain seems to be more of a character this time around. More like…uh…me, actually. Selfish, slightly spoiled, vibrant, trying to prove something because everyone treats her like a kid. In comparison, my main character (thank god) is not …

Welcome Back

Aaaand…start. I’ve started again on Sword of Shades. Much ass-kicking was involved. In particular I’d like to thank T.I.P., Michael, Babs, and Donna for reasons to start again. I’m beginning fresh, something I’m good at. Starting today, I plan to have it done by the end of October. So a full novel by November 1st. …

Q&A

Q. You write? On occasion. Q. Is this that book you were writing in 1994? The one mentioned in that Sword and Sorceress intro? Ladysmith Black Mambazo, I hope not. Q. When’s the book you just wrote coming out? It hasn’t sold yet. Can’t say. Q. Who’s your agent? No books sold yet. Can’t say. …