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August 1, 2017

I am happy to say that the weather is getting better.  We had a cold front through here tonight that was really kind of neat.  Kicked up a lot of dust and had bands of rain -- looked interesting.  Nice for pictures, of course

I am starting the rewrite of Singer and St. Jude #1.  It's interesting to work with because I realize now all the things I left out.  I'm also moving it about 100 years into he future?"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""+++"??????????""""""""" (Zaphod helping).  I've been pouring over maps to get a better idea of where I want them to be.

It's fun, but a lot more work than I expected.



August 2, 2017

I am working on several projects now.  Singer and St. Jude 1 rewrite which is more difficult than I expected.  Outline for Venatus Aegyptiaca, which is moving along, but slowly.  Dusty & Friends flash fiction serial.  I still want to have GS9 published this month.


I have been tired lately. Really, really worn down and tired.  I want to nap almost all the time.  I hope that the improvement in the weather will help me get past this, but so far it's only been 'oh this is nicer, let's sleep' weather.


But I am getting things done.  Well, not exactly done but moving closer, I hope.


August 3, 2017

Singer and St. Jude 1 is a lot more work than I had expected.  No matter -- it's moving at least.  VA, the steampunk-Egypt novel, has a first chapter outline.  Yay!  It's not going as fast as I would like either, but it's moving.

The weather is lovely. Even a bit cold at night.  Stranger weather for August, and I have the feeling we're in for something hot and uncomfortable before too long, but it's still nice.


August 4, 2017

VA is going oddly for a story about Egypt. So far, everything has been on the dirigible, which is fine in it's own way.  On the Paris to Rome flight now. From there to Athens and then on to Alexandria.  Trains from there, I think.  Already made it clear that mages flying dirigibles have trouble over water.  Desert?  Maybe lack of life force there that fuels them.  There we go.

Really, trying to get caught up on things here.  Almost ready for the last run through on GS9, too.  Lots of stuff!


August 5, 2017

Outlines are odd little creatures.  Trying to piece together little flashes of scenes and making a coherent plot out of them is kind of fun.  No, that shouldn't happen there, move it earlier.  Fill the gap with something here.  Introduce someone who is suddenly more than a passing character -- will he go on to Egypt with them?  Yes, I think so.  He evens out the group a little better.

Why does he go on if he already has an important job?  Can't do it now?  Already set up one attack against him.  Yes, that will work.  I can see where his diminished powers might help in the overall tale, too.

Okay.  Good.

Let's see if we can get something workable out of this one!


August 6, 2017

I've made a little progress on the steampunk/egypt outline.  This looks like fun, but I've not been able to concentrate enough on it to get very far. This is annoying.

Everything is annoying. 



August 7, 2017

Russ's birthday!  He had the day off and I didn't bug him or anything.  LOL.  We went out to dinner, though.  Nice night, overall.

Did a good amount of writing on the rewrite story, but still not getting far on the outline.


August 8, 2017

Massive, horrible headache.  Started late last night and has just not gone away.  I have tried pretty much everything at this point.  Russ even took me on a nice ride, which helped for a while, but the headache is coming back now.

Going to watch something, I think.  Try to lose track of me in some fiction.

I hope this clears up soon.

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 9, 2017

Still headache.  Headache still.  Is it the change in weather?  Stress?  Sinus?  Headache.  Ugh.

I have forced myself to still get writing done.  I can lose myself in that for a few minutes at a time.  Russ has been wonderful and we've had dinner out each night.  Couldn't think enough to even cook a can of soup at this point.

I would like it to all clear up now.

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 10, 2017

I would like to go back to the mountains now.  LOL.

The headache is still there -- up and down -- and appears to be sinus related since I've been doing a lot of sneezing, too.  Fine.  I can get this cleared up.  Just hate this ongoing annoyance.

It makes working on stories hard.  I start hating the work, the words, the plot -- and I'm pretty certain that's not a full reflection of the writing itself.  Hard to tell at this point.

I would like to go back to the last edit of GS9, but that really isn't wise at this point.  Give it a couple more days and hope for the best.

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 11, 2017

Went out for a little while today.  Didn't feel great, but survived it. 

I am trying to ignore all the horrible Alt-Right Nazi stuff. 

Headache is not much better.  Got Flash Fiction and Class done, though.

Rocky mountain National Park

August 12, 2017

I wish I was back in the mountains -- though without the headache I have right now.  This is annoying.  Also getting very ill which makes me think this might be some sort of flu.  I hope it goes away soon.

I hope that not feeling well is why I'm not enjoying the Singer and St. Jude rewrite -- and not that the book is really bad.  Sigh.  I'm still working at it, though.  I might like it again soon.

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 13, 2017

About a month ago I was in the mountains.  Hard to believe that, really.  I keep going over my pictures and recapturing those moments.  Such lovely places we saw!

Today we went to Stone State Park, which was lovely and green -- but the first signs of autumn are there.  It won't be long now.  What kind of winter are we going to have?  Something to worry about....

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 14, 2017

I hope that I will continue to feel better.  That would be nice about now.  Feel well enough to go put food in the bird feeder.  Well enough to walk around the yard.  Not feel ill when I eat something.

Ugh.  Hate this kind of stuff.

I need to do something fun, but I can't get enough energy to do anything.

Maybe a nap....