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Clouds

Septemer 1, 2014

Will this month go better?  Maybe if I work a little harder at it.  I need to get my focus back now.  I have a new huge project to start.  It looks like a lot of fun if I can just get the feel for it going.  I would like to get going today, but I think I need to clear up a couple other things first.  I don't want to get going on Grey Station and have to stop and take care of other things I should have done before.

So okay, maybe tomorrow.  There is going to be a lot of background work for this one.  I can do it.  I just need to get there.  And it should be fun.

Fun is good.

Clouds

September 2, 2014

There was quite a storm through the area last night.  It missed us by blocks.  Odd how that can happen.

I have started the background material on Tales from the Grey, a new sf setting.  It's going to be an interesting place to write about.  This should be fun if I can get going on it.

Other than that?  Calm.  Calm is good.

Reflections

September 3, 2014

Going okay.  I want to work on the new project and I'm trying to keep ahead on other stuff, too.  Wouldn't it be nice to just write?  Nothing else at all?

Maybe.  Maybe I'd be bored.  I don't think so, but maybe it's not something to test, right?

And it's not like I have a lot of other things to do.  Just enough to make me wish I was still writing.  Maybe that's a good thing.

Turkey Vulture

September 4, 2014

I have started working on the outline for Tales from the Grey.  I have a good amount of background to work with.  I have some good problems to handle in the first episode.  I think this might work, if I can just get it moving.

Tonight might not be the night for it, though.

Really tired.

Flower and insect

September 5, 2014

Getting outline done.  It's moving. This is amazing since I am really having trouble seeing how this should go.  But that's the fun of the outline phase.  Back and forth.  Getting things to fit in.  This is going well.

Let's hope I can keep it up.

I need to get back to work on it.

Rain

September 6, 2014

Trying for a quiet weekend.  I want to get back to work on the new series of stories, which is going okay so far, but not sure about the second 'episode.'    I'm having fun with it though.

The weather is already changing.  It's getting colder at night and we're going to have to start making decisions on how to get things set up for winter this year.  Don't really want to think about winter yet. Ugh.

Writing is going okay.  Need for it to pick up a bit, though.

Deer

September 7, 2014

I have ordered a new wide angel lens for the Canon T4i.  Expensive lens, but it is going to be very nice for sunsets and scenery -- and I do a lot of those.  I probably shouldn't have bought it, but if we cut back on other things (like eating out) we won't even notice at this point.

I am looking for distractions, I fear.    This should be a nice one!  Won't be here until Wednesday, though.  I'll have to stay occupied until then.

Dragon in hiding

September 8, 2014

I am starting to see the pattern on how to get this story moving again.  This is good.  I need some more stuff going on because what I have is too dull and not enough to make an exciting story out of it.

So, back to look at more stuff.  And more stuff. 

Cute

September 9, 2014

Amazon problems.  Ugh.  Don't want to have to deal with Amazon and dueling authors.  And this is going to be annoying when Amazon is threatening to take down all of ACOA's stuff.  I don't think they will, but it's annoying that they even mentioned it in their letter.

The problem is that the person who has made the accusation didn't contact the publisher (me) at all.  I have no idea what she's said and what proof she has.

Ugh.  Not the kind of stuff I need to deal with.

Pretty colors

September 10, 2014

Okay, so how do you deal with something if all you know is that the person made an accusation and no one is giving you any of the proof she supplied?  The longer it takes the person who made the accusation to answer my email, the more inclined I am to think she has nothing at all.  So can someone just go to Amazon and say 'that book is really mine' and they take it down?  No proof at all?  And they're saying it stays down until the two people resolve it.  But if the one person isn't answering emails and isn't giving any proof, how can it be resolved?

The author is talking about lawyers now.  This is going to cost her.  I know a little of the story behind what's going on and it's just annoying.

Oh, my lens arrived!  I'm waiting to open the box until Russ is home so I can share the fun with him.  LOL.

And it's cold.  Barely got to 60f today.  Yeah, autumn is here and winter is on the way.

 

Pretty

September 11, 2014

I have a hard time dealing with the idea that 13 years have passed since 9/11 -- and we are still suffering from the effects and nothing is settled.  I think, in fact, that things are getting worse.  Is that old age talking?  I don't know.  However, I do miss better days.

 

birds

September 12, 2014

We've made it through another week.  Mostly.  I have a cold and it's getting worse.  The weather is too damned cold for it to be September.  I think we are in for a long, miserable winter.  I am not happy at the thought.

Writing is . . . ugh.  Though the outlines are going okay so I shouldn't complain too much.  Just not really happy with feeling so miserable.

Flowers

September 13, 2014

Miserable, stupid cold.  That's all I can think about.  I want to crawl into bed and not come back out until spring.  The sneezes and stuff are going to kill me.

Ugh.  Doesn't help the writing, either.

Zaphod

September 14, 2014

My cold is no better.  My back is now out as well.  I think my hip, too.  I am not in a good mood, and that's all you need to know.

Stone State Park

September 15, 2014

Yeah, behind on posting this.  The cold is better today.  I have gotten some writing done.  I hope to get a good amount of the outline done, in fact.  That would be nice.  Just write and forget that there are all kinds of other things that I need to get done.

I would like to have some nice calm, quiet time for a few days but it doesn't really look like it's going to happen.  So I best take advantage of what time I can get and write, write, write.

People are going to drive me crazy, I think.

Playing with Lightroom

September 16, 2014

Can I say that the outlines are going well without it all falling apart on me?  I have three Tales from Grey Station stories set up and I'm working on the 4th. These are going to be shorter works, probably 25k to 35k or so.  Three done already takes me well over the minimum word count for NaNo.  So I'm doing well there.

Everything else?  Going crazy.  That's about all. 

Buffy

September 18, 2014

Still working away at the outlines.  Pretty happy with how well that is going, too.  I know it will all come to a halt here, but so far I'm doing well.  Actually, it has to come to a stop pretty soon because I'm going to run out of ideas for stories.

Temps have been up and down here.  I am looking forward to seeing some pretty leaves at least, though.  It will be nice for pictures!  Beyond that -- not much I can say right now.  My mind seems to be pretty much stuck on writing these outlines, which is actually a nice change for me!

Cardinal

September 19, 2014

It can't possibly be this late in the month.  How does this keep happening?

I am trying to get too many things done this afternoon and the computer is not cooperating.  A person can go nuts with stuff after awhile.  Oh, and there is the headache starting to build along the right side.  Knew that one was coming.

Must get DAZ work done.  After that the Friday Flash story.  Then fall over somewhere.  Yeah. Good plan.

 

The View

September 20, 2014

Oh yeah.  Getting stuff done.  I can't believe we're doing to the last of the month already, though.  Come on. Give me a break here.  I need a little more time.  A bit more energy. A lot more money.

That's not too much to ask, right?

The outlines are still going well.  I guess I shouldn't complain.  Much.

Leaf

September 21, 2014

Went up to South Dakota today.  Was a nice trip, but I've been feeling off for days so really didn't enjoy it as much as I could.  Saw some lovely stars on the way home, though!  That was great!

Didn't get as much writing done as I had hoped, but you know, sometimes that's not so bad!

On the Lake

September 22, 2014

Monday.  Back to work.  Really.

The outlines are going well still.  I have four stories and about to start the fifth. Even if they only make it to 25k each, this will still put me over 100k for NaNo and without writing anything else.  I feel good about having this much worked out ahead of time.  I also have a couple other outlines -- one done, two not -- that I can use.  One will be held for my January story next year, though.  So more of these fun little stories would be good.

Sunset

September 23, 2014

Weather is to up and down here that you don't know what to expect each day.  That's driving me crazy, along with the cold that kind of goes away and then snaps back again.  It looks like we are going to get some more warm weather, though.  That would be nice.  I don't want cold.  Not real cold.  We can hold off on that.

I have slowed up a bit on Outline #5, but I think I see the way through the problem.  Yay!

Pretty light

September 24, 2014

I woke up today with a pain in my side every time I sneeze or cough.  Or laugh. That's just not fun.  But other than that and maybe being a bit congested, I seem to be doing well.  Outline moving forward.  Edits going well.  I've even started updating my IWC Timeline again since I need some dates for a few things I'm working on.

Beyond that?  Not a lot to talk about.  Relaxing, really.  It's kind of nice.

Work

September 25, 2014

The fifth outline is done in the Grey Station series.  I had some trouble with that one and I'm going to have to watch it when I write the book because it I moved things around and now some of it may not make a lot of sense without some tweaking.

Overall, though, I am pretty happy with these things.  That's 5 stories at maybe 30k each?  150k for NaNo?  I think this might be fun!  And I still have a few more stories to go.

Eurasian Collared Dove

September 26, 2014

I cleared a lot of stuff out of the way so I could get some work done today -- and then I need nothing.  This cold is just dragging me down.   I must get past it!

I am starting the sixth outline, though I don't quite know exactly how it will go yet.  No matter, I know the general mood of it.  This is a lot more fun to write than I expected.  Or at least to outlline.  Maybe I won't enjoy the writing.  LOL

Sunset

September 27, 2014

I got a lot of work done today, and none of it work I had intended to do.  I think I'm going to give up early and just go crawl into bed and sleep for a few hours.  It's just been that sort of day.  Glad to have gotten things done -- wish it had been other things.

Other than that, nothing to report. The weather is saying nice, but it's not going to last!

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

September 28, 2014

Except for the mosquitoes, had a nice trip to DeSoto this evening.  Lovely colors, a few animals, and just nice to get out for a bit.  Wish the car hadn't started acting odd towards the end, though.  We don't need that kind of problem.

Got lots of writing done.  Need to work on Vision.

Nice weather, too.  I'm surprised, considering how cold it had been before this.

Flowers

September 29, 2014

Working on Vision and realized I don't have a book review or a site review.  I can do the book one easily enough, but a site one . . . that might be more difficult.  Ack.

I'll get stuff done.  Got some of the articles coded and ready to go.  I can figure out the rest of this if I can come up with a clue.  In the mean time, working a bit on outlines and such.  it's going well enough!