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Ooops, I did it again...

Yesterday was not a good day, having spent a good portion of it putting out emotional fires of one kind or another. And, on top of that, I fell again. This time, down three stairs, straight onto my knee. Got myself good in the old Osgood-Schlatters!
(I am one of the rare-few who didn't outgrow it. If I ever meet you IRL, I'll show you my bumps.)

My sore shoulder from the last fall is still sore, and now a little worse. My knee is a bit swollen, the muscles in that leg took a hit. My lunch--the healthy salad I'd made for myself--ended up flung into the front door and all over the floor. I was by myself and on my own, because the cats are no help. So I picked myself up, cleaned up the mess, and made a bowl of ramen noodles; sometimes, comfort food is more important than healthy food.

My spaz statis is up several points this month. Go me.

In writing news, the fab statis is rising along with the spazier one. I discovered a key detail that has been eluding me. As always, it's a simple one, and one that has apparently been in the back of my brain all along--but it means incorporating it. I thought about going forward as if that detail was established, but too much of the HOW of my big climax is going to depend upon the way that thread is woven from the beginning. So that, combined with the character that truly needs to be dead before the story starts, but who has been forced in so she can play her part, means I go back to page one yet again, without a proper ending to speak of yet.

This has been a much different process for me, but I'm enjoying it. And that's all I'll say about that for now, because...


Two are contracted. One is in the process. Beyond the Gate is going to come out in May. Finder will release in September, and A Time Never Lived will either simultaneously release, or come out a month later. I am so excited about this!!! Once the last contract is signed, I can make a formal announcement with names and maybe even samples.

Happy Weekending All! Those in the path of the Polar Vortex (where the hell did THAT one come from??) stay warm!


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Jan. 24th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
You really must give up the gin, you know! :o)

Have a good weekend.
Jan. 24th, 2014 05:38 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Yeah, I really should.
Jan. 24th, 2014 06:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats! (not on the fall, that sucks!)
Jan. 24th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you, love!
Jan. 24th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
even with the good news i think you need a token on my altar
Jan. 24th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
I would be humbly grateful for that token. I think I'm in need of a bit of goddess-protection.
Jan. 25th, 2014 08:40 am (UTC)
Consider it done. xXx And as I've recently 'shinied' up my altar, Goddess will be pleased with me & by association, you! :)

Stay sparkly & heal. :)
Jan. 25th, 2014 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oo! You should send me a pic of your shinied up altar...or is that not done? I don't know the witchy etiquette anymore. :)

Thank you, darling. XX
Jan. 25th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Not done by me. ;) Although often done. (There are 'pimp my altar sites all over LJ.)

Jan. 24th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about the fall. I hope all the injuries heal quickly.

Congrats on the writing news!
Jan. 24th, 2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. And thank you again. :)
Jan. 24th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
I hope you heal quick
Congrats on the audio books.
Jan. 24th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, love!
Jan. 25th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
How cool about the voice actors!! (That's one thing I'm daydreaming about: an audio book) I would **love** to hear a sample when you have one. I will buy *all* the audio books, and luxuriate in listening as I drive to my dad's and back.

Ramen is great comfort food. I'm very sorry to hear about the swelling and pain :-( But glad for the storybrain <3
Jan. 25th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
Audiobooks are NOT out of your realm of possibility. I'll email you.
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Jan. 25th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
:) Thank you, love.
Jan. 25th, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
Declining and falling all over the place, aren't we???

{hugs.... very very gentle ones}

But congrats on the voice actors! I admit, I am not into audiobooks, not even by the likes of Stephen Fry et al (I just always find that the voices clash with the mental ones in my head) but a few of my little fanfic stories have been podficced by other fans... and I do know a lot of people love audios (I have friends who exercise to them!). How exciting is it that your books are going to be done!!
Jan. 25th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
I have to admit--I'm not big into audiobooks. I listen to a lot of college courses on CD, but not books. But hearing MY books?? It's an amazing experience, especially since I love the voices of the actors who did them so much.

Thank you for the gentle hugs!
Jan. 25th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)
Get well soon! *hugs* Very best wishes with all your literary projects.
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