- I am re-blocking Nita and having a marvelous time. Any task that involves graph paper and colored markers is My Kind Of Job. Also, appalled though I am to see school supplies in the stores already, I am delighted to report that there are school supplies in the stores already. I don’t need any. office supplies, but come on, it’s for work.
So what did you do this week?
The weather here is freaking gorgeous, the dogs are snoozing, I’m making progress on the house and Nita, and I’m feeling fine. Happiness abounds.
How were you abounded by happiness this week?
Today is Embrace your Geekness Day. If that takes too much energy, it’s also French Fries Day. I find it takes me no effort at all to consume French fries, geek or no geek, although I am a fiction geek, so geek it is. And you?
I need to post something insightful for a change, or at least interesting, but it’s taking all my energy just to put up with the normal little stuff I’m dealing with here, so you’re getting random little stuff. You can just skip this post. It has no fiber or vitamins whatsoever, probably because of that bastard, Tom Hiddleston.
Haven’t been reading much except recipes and my own rewrite of Nita, but I’m sure you all have been ripping through your summer reading. What’s new? Or old worth rereading? Share the wealth, people.
I have managed to cut 1500 words from Act One. I needed. to cut 4000, but I am NOT reading that damn act again.
Now to finish cutting Act Two. I only have to get rid of 15,000 words there.
What are you doing?
I had a great five-day visit with Krissie and a great MRI report, and then I went back to work on Nita and thought, “You. know, this is good stuff.” I’m happy.
What made you happy this week?
We’re halfway through 2019. I wanted to have accomplished so much more. Oh, well.
July is Ice Cream Month. I plan on celebrating lavishly. You?
I’ve been working on Nita for three years. Over two hundred posts on just about everything as I struggled with the story, first as just a game and then as a serious book. The posts below are organized as to topic and in chronological order after that, but they’re all over the place because the story shifted over the years. It’ll take me awhile to get all the titles (over 260) and links up, but here’s the list so far:
So here’s the plan:
I’m going to spend the rest of the summer putting Argh posts back up in sections. But this time, all the posts in a series will be linked and will have a master page with the posts linked and labeled. Needless to say, this will take time, and I’m doing other things–writing a book, cooking, shaving dogs, throwing out half my belongings–but my goal is to try to get one section up per day. Today’s plan is the Questionables, but since there are a zillion of those, that may slop over into tomorrow. I celebrated my holiday early. when Krissie was here (we had a fabulous time) so the next six days will be given over to being a cleaner, meaner blogger. Well, not meaner. You know what I mean.
In other news, I had a bitch of an MRI last week–90 damn minutes breathing on cue–but it was worth it: my heart function, the EF anyway, is back to normal. Went from 15% to 59% in a year (normal is 55 to 70%). So I can ease up on the death jokes. And get hit by a truck tomorrow, but that’s life for you.
In still other news, Krissie told me she knew how to groom dogs and took the clippers to Milton. He looks bald in some places and chewed in the others, but at least the neighbors laugh whenever they see him, and then they pet him and tell him it’ll grow out. I clipped Mona, too, but she just looks like a choppy little lamb. Milton looks like we ran the lawnmower over him. Yet to come: Veronica. Also, pictures if I can get that organized.