Hey everyone! We hit 100 followers on the blog!!! I was so excited on Twitter, it was ridiculous. Speaking of Twitter, those who follow me there (hint hint) know a bit more of what is happening in the moment, but I want to do regular blog updates for those who don’t bother…because I was one of you and then marketing myself made me change, tears.
So Mom had thyroid surgery, that was…an experience. Taylor and I rallied to take care of her though. He stayed with her and made sure she wasn’t…Mom…and I provided the quiet place to heal. Though quiet is relative when Kari is around, little fuzzy menace apparently is over protective of anything she knows is mine, so every time they messed with stuff and she was nearby, HISS, SWAT. Cat in trouble. But she went home a week later, and Mom seems to be recovering well, her breathing already improving. They only took half since only half was bugging her and the other side is so close to her vocal chords and nerves, it wasn’t worth the risk. We’re going to keep an eye on my own growths and hopefully prevent them from getting quite as out of hand, though I’m not showing any of the early signs of having the same auto-immune disorder she does.
I’m wrapping up a production of Macbeth! This weekend is our last show, and as much fun as it has been, I’m ready for a breather. We’ve had a blast with lots of new people this time, which excited me, plus I got to be something besides a melodramatic ham/spurned woman…even if that something else was all the exposition, lol. I already know what the next show is, and I think I’ll go ahead and skip it. Not because I don’t like the idea of it, but it’s a smaller cast and they don’t need me as much and that will let me focus on chessboard, which has started rehearsals. I’m trying to cut myself slowly down to more manageable projects, since I don’t want to keep this many pans in the fire anymore. I need to focus on what I want to do, and stop doing things out of senses of obligation. It’s an old habit of mine where I won’t say no, and I thought I had gotten better. Nope.
Speaking of pans in the fire, I took a break to (finally) wrap up a fanfic I’ve been messing with, hopefully that’ll happen this weekend and I can get back to Ginny’s and my game for a couple of districts before I start on the next part of the fic. In the meantime, I want to try and finish Ginny’s book this week and next so she can focus on getting it out to you all in November. And speaking of books, I have one outstanding query and one agent with the full book at this point. I should, judging by their stats, know something by the end of NaNoWriMo on whether traditional is still in the works, or if me and Amazon are about to become best friends again. I have figured out what I want for a cover if I do go down the road of self-publishing, at least roughly, so hopefully graphics to advertise won’t kill me. I might shift my publishing date though if things are still in limbo with an agent.
NaNoWriMo! For those who joined me last year, you’re in luck! This year, we are picking up right where we left off and continuing Evangeline’s Pokemon journey. Leading up, we’re going to have the following: an Ocean’s 8 review (like I promised), a character study of one of my favorite DnD characters that I’d like to do something original with someday even as she’s flavored a lot of my Skype campaign characters, and then a recap of Act I of the Nuzlocke adventure. Tentatively–very tentatively–I’d put the review on either Thursday or Friday, depending on how long it takes me to write, the character study on Sunday, and then the Act I recap on Tuesday. I should have played enough of the game up to this point to not get stuck by that, though I really should pick it up again to finish since I am borrowing Stacy’s copy of X…