A good quiet day

Sep. 24th, 2017 09:56 pm
apollymi: Jensen holding his fingers like guns, text reads "Don't start none, won't be none" (Losers**Jensen: Don't start none)
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Today has been a good quiet day. I did find out that Seven Seas apparently sent me a title to edit, but it's not due until Wednesday. And somehow my sick time isn't showing up for last Friday, so now I'm worried about this coming Friday and the following Monday, when Mist is going to be in town and I'm taking annual leave.

But other than all of that, it was a good day. I was lazy. I ate good food, including the froyo I was craving the other day. I played with Luci and Boo.

At midnight, I'm going to post [personal profile] katsuko's and my next story for Mag7 week: the first actual content on Resurrectionist... because I do still have ridiculous love for that story, even if Shelter and all its alternate universes have taken over my soul.

And I got a lot of writing done today, enough that I'm going to have to reset my overall goal to a higher number. I'm not complaining on that note, mind you. That part's just an observation.

Anyway, I'm going to finish up this bit, post the chapter, then go the hell to sleep. I've been drifting off for nearly an hour now. Good night, all.

Sleep

Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:04 pm
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I must admit that my day off today was spent in a rather lazy fashion. I got up to see [personal profile] katsuko off to work, then once she texted me to say she had arrived safely, I went back to bed. I tried for an hour to sleep in my room, but Boo was in a "love me dammit" mood, so I didn't exactly get any rest then, so I came up the hall and slept on the couch until nearly 11:30. I played with Luci and played on the internet until [personal profile] katsuko got home at 2:30... and then we both laid down on the couch and slept until 6:00. After that, we went to Qdoba and got some food and got some writing done. Then we came home and got some more writing done.

At midnight, we have a new standalone in Monstrous coming out for Mag7 Week. It's a Sam Chisolm standalone, and actually we're both kind of proud as hell of it. So... yay.

And I did manage some 4000 words today, despite all the sleep, so that's good. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as good.

Hiatus

Sep. 20th, 2017 01:56 pm
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[Due to a dramatic change in real life, updates will be sporadic and irregular. My priorities lie with taking care of my loved ones, not with writing fanfiction.]

So. Tired.

Sep. 19th, 2017 10:05 pm
apollymi: Grover sitting on a cow, text reads "I'm on a cow" (SS**Grover: I'm on a cow)
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Seriously, I'm so tired, but I seem to lack the ability to pass out, even for a quick nap, right now. I got to the work area in time to have some breakfast this morning, which was good... but it was a Tuesday at work, which means that every asshole and idiot was out in force. What is it with these people and testing on Tuesdays? I wish to all the gods I knew. But it's a definite trend we have all seen going for the last few weeks.

It definitely made last week good, because there was no Tuesday crowd to deal with. That might have been the one upshot of the bad weather, other than the school being closed.

But that's neither here nor there. I got to work. I made it through the long, long work day. I left work and took the MARTA to IKEA... where I waited on [personal profile] katsuko to get off work. And honestly the two hours and forty-five minutes I was there felt just about as long as my entire work day did. I found myself a quiet corner there... that kept getting invaded by loud people. So that wasn't a lot of fun.

Made it home, and I thought I would nap while [personal profile] katsuko finished up dinner. But Boo wasn't digging that too much, so it didn't really happen. She wanted pettings and to purr, so of course that's what ended up happening instead of a nap.

But I think I'm going to try throwing myself at my bed and seeing if she'll let me sleep this time now. Wish me luck!

Handoff

Sep. 18th, 2017 09:51 pm
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[personal profile] katsuko and I have been handing my phone back and forth for nearly five hours now, working on the same story. She writes a while, then I write a while, then she does, and so on. It means we've managed over 3000 words between the two of us today. (It also means that I have to leave my phone plugged in because we are seriously murdering my battery... but it's all good, because so many words!)

You see, [personal profile] katsuko came up with an AU off one of Worst Case Scenario stories, where Faraday puts in an early appearance. It's spiraled out of control. It's two parts long... and mine is already nearly 8,000 words. Because it's out of control. Really. Also, I think sometimes I give Jack the Horse too much personality. Other times, I don't think I give him enough. Because I adore Jack the Horse.

And after all that, I'm not sure I've got much words left in me. I think I'm ready to go the hell to bed for the night. I think I'm going to do just that.

So... good night, my freaky darlings.

Quiet day

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:43 pm
apollymi: Carl holding bottle of holy water, text from Monty Python & the Holy Grail (VH**Carl: Holy hand grenade)
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I have had so much kitty assistance today. Luci has been all over the place. She's given me at least three free breast exams, and she's checked to see if where I got my flu shot is still sore. I hate to inform her that, yes, it still is, thank you very much.

I am vaguely annoyed that I'm missing one part of Resurrectionist. I tend to work on Scrivener a bit right before bed, and sometimes that means I do stupid stuff with it when I get too sleepy. Apparently this time I deleted all the text from the file. And I have no idea when it happened. So however many words there were are gone, and I have no way to get them back except to just rewrite them. It just makes me mad, because it had been going fairly well... but also because I'm still a little uncertain on the crossover characters. So I'm sad to lose that progress.

But I've had several good writing days in a row, and that makes me happy after my poor showing in August. I will make September be a better month for writing... especially with Mag7week starting on the 23rd.

And that's all I've got. I'm going to try to get a bit more done before I go to bed tonight, but that entirely depends on how much [personal profile] katsuko gets written in the corresponding section.

So long, my freaky darlings.

Cupcakes

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:26 pm
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I finally got to have my "it's not cancer" dessert. I decided to go with cupcakes. I have a lemon drop one, because I love lemon drop cupcakes from Cami Cakes, and [personal profile] katsuko had a Cookie and Cream one, because what's a celebration if you can't include your best friend and better half? I even posted photos of my "it's not cancer" cupcakes on Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook, because that's how I roll apparently.

I rebought a purse that I had returned for rent money last month, and I feel vaguely happy about this. I liked the purse quite a bit, but keeping a roof over our head was more important.

And yeah, that's about all I've got for today. I'm shortly to head back the hall for bed, and I think that [personal profile] katsuko is going to sleep out on her bed for the night, since Luci has decided she can't stand a closed bedroom door. (But she and Boo need some space, because otherwise the relationship between them is just going to keep getting worse and worse.)

And that's definitely it. Good night, all.

Not Cancer

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:59 pm
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So I had my two/three doctors' appointments today. And the good news is... it's not cancer.

I started my day with the saline ultrasound, and while I was on the bench, they finally got me my results back from the biopsies last week... with the "not cancer" results. The walls of my uterine cavity are very thick for my age and health: about 1.3" centimeters thick. And the wonky periods now have a likely root cause. And that is a 3 cm long, 0.5 cm thick fibroid in my uterine cavity.

And may I say for the record that the saline ultrasound sucked? Because it did. It really did. But it didn't suck nearly as badly as the biopsies did. Plus the ultrasound tech and Dr. Hathaway and I spent a large portion of the time we we doing all this chatting about Captain America, DragonCon, and the Avengers. That helped a lot towards distracting myself.

My second appointment was basically Dr. Hathaway explain the results of the ultrasound today and the one last week. She did discuss with me the fact that I"m going to have to have outpatient surgery to get the fibroid removed. I gave some thought to asking her to just take the whole damn uterus, because I have no interest in keeping it, but somehow I didn't.

All in all, I liked the staff at that branch of my gynecologist's better than the Sandy Springs location. Everyone was a lot nicer, and they all treated me like I had a brain in my head, which isn't to say that the other location talked down to me, but I've been to enough gynecologists who do.

I did a quick lunch with [personal profile] katsuko at The Flying Biscuit. It was delicious as always... and it turned out that it was only five minutes from my primary physician. That was a quick visit. We went over my blood tests, Dr Woodhouse upped my Paxil prescription from 10mg to 20mg, and I got two jabs: tDap and flu. Because I'm hoping not get sick on my birthday this year.

After all that, I went to Panera while [personal profile] katsuko was at Mirko, and after she got out, we did a celebratory dinner at Jinya. I feel like I stuffed myself, but it's a happy thing... Even if it means that I can't quite seem to keep my eyes open now.

So I'm going on to bed. Sleep well, all.

Holy shit

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:09 pm
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Holy shit, today was a fan-fucking-tastic writing day. I'm still going, mind you, but I'm over 3000 words, closing in on 4000.... and I'm still going. I've needed a writing day like this since August, truth be told, and I'm so damn glad it finally hit. I might get on track for where I need to be for September with today's push.

So far for #365k/365Day, I'm finished. I finished back in August. I have written well over 365,000 words so far this year. However, I'm enjoying the challenge, so I'm definitely going to keep going through December to see just how many words I can actually make happen.

So far, August has been the only month that I've written less than the minimum. My best month was May, when I wrote 65,974 words. June was the second best, with 61,853 words. So far this year, not counting today's words, I have written 387,947 words. I'm almost 23 days or 23,000 words past the goal.

So yeah, that's coming along nicely.

Apparently the key to me getting some good writing done is to switch between a couple of stories. Whatever works, right?

And I'm going to get back to that now. Later, all.

Quick post

Sep. 13th, 2017 11:30 pm
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Yeah, I'm not sure I really actually have a lot to say today. I'm freaking exhausted. My foot hurts, my ankle hurts, my back hurts, and my shoulder hurts.

You see, I went into work this morning like normal. When I got to the right floor of my building, the lobby door was closed. It turned out that Prometric itself was closed, but Georgia State was open. So at first I thought, well, this will be a nice quiet day. That's what I get for thinking, though, because we ended up cleaning the waiting room, office, and testing room from top to bottom. Yes, literally from top to bottom: I dusted the ceiling vents and walls, and Glynda vacuumed. We ended the day with a two hour meeting, which wasn't quite as painful as it could have been.

But all that up and down took its toll on me, and now I hurt. If it wasn't so late at night and if [personal profile] katsuko didn't have a 6:00 a.m. shift tomorrow, I would take a Flexaril, but I completely forgot I had them until now. Whoops.

Anyway, that's it for me. I'm going to finish up this little bit of writing I have going, and then I'm off to bed. Later, all.

Quick update

Sep. 12th, 2017 11:52 pm
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This is just a quick update. I'm back to work tomorrow. I'll be there tomorrow and Thursday, but then Friday I have two doctor's appointments. Well, technically three, but I think that the two gynecologist appointments may or may not count as one. I think I might count them as one, at least for now.

I worked on Resurrectionist a bit today, which was good. I'm getting closer to having "After First Love" done, as well as "New Orleans", "Setting the Stage", and "Bite". I actually thought that I had "New Orleans" done, but I'm having to add little bits here and there. I made a small change in one of the Shelter stories and loved it, so I'm incorporating it into a few of the other stories as well. It doesn't work for Monstrous: After Midnight or Wicked Ones, but it does for Shelter, Resurrectionist, and Uncollared... and nothing in Trinity contradicts it, so it can be a quiet bit of canon for me there too.

All that said, I might try to work on an AU I have in mind for the Monstrous universe some tomorrow. I mean, it's straight up crack, but come on: that verse needs some straight up crack. It features an Old God, a Fae, an Antichrist, and an angel of death. It needs some crack. And given that I can't share this AU until after I finish Monstrous: After Midnight and Monstrous: Dark Nights doesn't really bother me all that much.

After all, I've got pretty much all of Shelter and Uncollared that I'm not sure I have any intention of ever sharing. I guess that all depends on the reception that Resurrectionist gets.

Speaking of Resurrectionist, [personal profile] katsuko and I are planning on posting for the Mag7 week challenge at the end of the month. We'll be hitting the following days:
*Day 2 - September 24: Self-Sufficiency: Monstrous: After Midnight - Sam Side-Story
*Day 3 - September 25: Alternate Universe: Resurrectionist - Outbreak Pt 1
*Day 5 - September 27: Supernatural: Monstrous: After Midnight
*Day 6 - September 28: Aftermath: Monstrous: After Midnight
*Day 8 - September 30: Friends and Family: Wicked Ones

Yes, I know we're missing Days 1, 4, and 7 (Fall or Proposal, Celebration or Outside POV, and Downtime or Memories, respectively), but I'm afraid we're striking out on them. Or I am. [personal profile] katsuko might have some ideas that she hasn't shared.

But also yes, there will be three new parts of Monstrous: After Midnight coming out that week. That ought to make some people's days.

And now, it's time for me to go to bed. 5:30 comes awfully early. Good night, all!

Irma, Pt 3

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:41 pm
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So, bear with me here: I'm typing this out on my phone. Our power is completely out. It's been out since around 3:30 or 4:00 this afternoon. At this point, I'm not hopeful that it will be back on before tomorrow sometime.

We had warm Spaghetti-Os before the power went off and cold baked beans after we lost it.

Luci has been incredibly clingy, even for her, since the power went out, right next to one or both of us, especially when the wind picks up again. Given that that keeps happening pretty frequently, it should probably be no surprise that she's been right here as much as she can. Boo has spent the entire day under the bed, so no surprises there.

It amuses me a little that Roswell has lost power, but where Mum lives in Albany only lost water for an hour or so. She got hit with more of the wind and rain than we did, but we're the ones who have been without power. Of course the Atlanta area is woefully underprepared for a tropical storm, so there is a that.

Sadly, this does mean that I didn't get a lot written today. Mostly I did some editing before the power went off, and I'll be counting this entry towards my words for the day.

[personal profile] katsuko had today off IKEA for the weather, but apparently they're expecting people to go in tomorrow. I'm... not happy about this. MARTA is still down, as is Uber, and a lot of roads have debris and standing water on them. I haven't heard how the waterways are looking, but I imagine that the Chattahoochee is up significantly, given the amount of rain we've had so far.

And it's no surprise that Mirko will be open tomorrow and that she is expected to go in or risk losing her job... and I think she wants to quit on her own terms.

And that's about it for me. Later.

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