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Edmond and Zaphod
December 1, 2013
NaNo is done. My life is my own again.
Well, sort of. There's the last novel to finish for the year. Oh, and the newsletter. The book that I need to finish editing. Prepare for the next Vision: A Resource for Writers. Finish cataloguing the rest of the pictures.
Yeah, this is going to be such a calm, restful month.
Snow from years ago
December 2, 2013
Today is catch up day. Yes, including this. Everything is behind at the moment, and I would like to get it all done so I don't feel like I'm perpetually behind on stuff.
I hope that the work on Connor of Northgate goes well. I'm having a little trouble getting back into it, but I should do fine once I settle down. Part of the problem right now is that I'm leaping all over the place with other things.
Editing on Journey to Winter is going okay, though. So, with luck, it should all be good soon!
December 3, 2013
The cats have given me such a headache tonight that I think I'm going to quit early and go crawl into a hole somewhere. It's not that they're being horribly bad, but Edmond won't leave me alone -- and as soon and Wind sees Edmond getting attention, he comes running. I can't keep Zaphod's paws off the keyboard and Buffy is in a mood.
The computer is running slowly, too, which means it's doing a massive backup. This is really my fault because of the thousands of pictures I'm tagging. All those files have to be updated and then they're copied off into the back up. Not to mention the trouble caused by all the ones I'm deleting.
Wrote and edited today, but not a whole lot on either. I need to spend more time on the editing, but I'll get there.
Just dead right now.
and Edmond is back.
December 4, 2013
Have I mentioned how much I completely HATE the cold yet this year? Well if I have, I haven't said it enough. And it is cold here. And going to get worse. Ugh.
Writing and editing is going fine. I'm not pushing on either of them. The picture tagging is going very well. I should be done with the initial 111k in a couple days. Then I'll have more to add in, but it won't be too bad. I hope.
That's it. Too cold to think.
December 5, 2013
cold, cold cold.
I'm curled up in blankets. It's not helping a lot the colder it gets. And it's going to be worse tomorrow.
Ugh. Hate this stuff. The cats hate this stuff. Blah.
It's not supposed to get this cold this early in winter! Isn't there some kind of law?
December 6, 2013
I don't think I need to say anything else.
December 7, 2013
Cold. Have I mentioned cold?
I spend a good part of today (and part of yesterday) at Russ's house reading and doing some writing on my Nook. Since I can sync it with Dropbox, it was easy to get it saved and then pasted over to the proper spot in the Scrivener file. I didn't write much more than 1k. I haven't for a few days.
We might get snow tonight and slightly warmer weather tomorrow. I'm just going to curl up in bed tonight and hope for the best tomorrow. In a couple days it will be back in the 20's -- and yes, that is a huge improvement.
December 8, 2013
No, it's not any better. Ugh. another cold day tomorrow. Then up to the 20's which should help.
December 9, 2013
Another cold day, but we have done something to conquer it -- at least in the area of my desk. it was 44f here this morning when I got up. It's now 62f. We bought a new heater. It's on one side of the desk pointed at me and the other is on the other side pointed at me.
Warmth. Finally, really warmth. I still have a blanket and warm clothes on, but it is such an improvement I almost hate to leave and go to bed.
It's going to be warmer tomorrow anyway, but still -- this is so helpful. I actually got work done today.
Oh, and I crossed the one million mark in writing for the year.
So life is good.
December 10, 2013
I brought out some of the holiday stuff today. I can't say it as a good idea. I made an awful mess and it's going to take days to straighten stuff out.
Writing is going well. The temp today was wonderful in here, but we are going to get hit by massive cold here tomorrow again. Then we go back to 'warm' in a relative sort of way.
That's it. I'm really tired tonight. I'm going to do some reading and get to sleep.