Friday, June 25, 2010

8 days

in 3 days i will be 26. in 5 more i will be sitting at a craft fair hopefully selling everything i have made and brought with me. I will eat a whole bag of pretzels and probably drink my body weight in diet coke and have a full day of girlie fun with my two favorite girls in the world.

I finally got my first comment on Shade and Shadow on Author's Den. I have been watching the stats closely to see how many hits it gets every day but I can never be sure if people are reading - or just clicking through. I click through, but not before attempting to read what I'm looking at. There are a lot of people on Authors Den who don't give a shit about formatting or editing. If you give me a block of text or too many passive verbs in the first paragraph I move on.

but a comment means it was read. And she said she was excited for the next one. The next one was meant to be posted on this coming monday which is my birthday day and i will be headed back home to hang out with mi familia. so i went to the coffee shop today to edit chapter 3 so i can post it first thing in the morning monday before i head home.

back to the stats - because i had more to say on that subject... chapter one of the story was the most popular in the fantasy catagory for a while, and that totally rocked. I think it must update weekly, or maybe bi-weekly, but as of yesterday chapter 2 was the number one and chapter 1 was number 5. I noticed that after chapter two was posted the stats on 1 started to go up even faster. Chapter 1 has been up longer so it has more hits, but chapter 2 is slowly creeping up behind it in hit totals.

i wish i would have been making a graph, cuz that would have been cool to look at. but i hardly have time to shower and breathe with all the crafting and craft fair preperation i've been working on. I haven't done much writing at all, though my mind is always working through kinks in one story or another. I am regretting that weekend 3 weeks ago where i spent most of the time playing video games. I'm such a fucking slacker sometimes!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

monday monday

edited shade and shadow part 2 and put it on the internets. link!!

it didn't take very long at all and as i reread i feel sorry for the readers cuz its a nice cliff hanger Lost style - where nothing was really revealed and you have to wait a WHOLE WEEK to get to the next part. HA!! i realized just after i shut down my computer at the coffee shop that i should have also gone through chapter three because next monday is my birthday and there will be no coffee shop for me cuz i'll be doing the birthday thing. so i will have to get that edited so i can post it first thing monday before i leave for home.

anyhow i have to go for my walk now and then do laundry and then do clown pants and somewhere in there i should probably find something to eat cuz while functioning on coffee and diet coke makes you type really super fast!!!!! it does not keep you from dying.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

strange things that are happening...

this is probably going to be entirely un writing related...

1. i have been dating everything 2007. i cannot come up with a logical explanation for this behavior. '09 would make the barest amount of sense but what the hell is with 07? i can't even remember '07 due to the monotony of the years since 05 when i met the boyfriend. hardy har...

2. i am totally in love with Wil from the gas station. he works the 3rd shift spot and i go get a soda from him after work and today we talked about star trek. now that i think of it, its not really all that weird. i'm always in love with the boys who work 3rd shift and supply my coke... diet coke, i swear.

3. i have been singing the lyric 'Jennifer, Jennifer, you asked me to be true, what can i say? i found someone new. dobedobedo...' for days. it is from the movie boys and girls which is full of all sorts of fun quotes, but the only thing that has stuck since my last viewing has been the breakup song. this is the boyfriend's area that i am encroaching on - splurting out lyric of some random song at odd times of the day...

4. i've had meloncholy eeyore face for 2 days.

that is all. the boyfriend has finished his golf video game and we're to watch the rest of Defying Gravity which is one of those awesome shows that shouldn't have gotten cancelled - especially since they kept flash forward on the air...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Since my last post...

here is a list of things i've gotten done since my last posting:

1. ate a lot of bacon

2. played a lot of Dragon Age instead of writing, crafting or walking.

3. I took Shade and Shadow to work and did a final edit on it. It didn't take very long at all, and I was also able to edit the short story I had written the day before

4. I wrote a short story, as i just mentioned. It is linked up with the Coffee Companion story. I have decided to write a collection of stories from different points of view on the world where this unknown disease has created zombie like creatures. It ends with the famous (at least in my head) line 'my name is spencer mccaffrey, i'm here to help' which is one of those things that pop into my head and a whole freaking story is created out of it

5. I brought Shade and Shadow to the coffee shop and put the edits in and posted the first chapter on Authors Den!!! I am going to post the rest of the 5 chapters over the next 4 mondays and I really do want everyone in the world to read it. so read it:

i don't know if there is anything else worth mentioning. i have to go home now and i am supposed to make clown pants, but i think instead i'm going to watch a girlie movie and make a windchime because i just dont feel like sewing... there is a craft fair coming and i'm nervous excited and wish there were about 6 more hours in the day so i could craft more and write more, because the writing has been lacking latey. sad.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

its done

shade and shadow that is, and not the whole thing, just the first stab at editing.

and here i was thinking that i hadn't yet finished the revisions.

i bet i even blogged about it.

i just cant keep a single thought in this pretty little head...