Monday, July 29, 2013

Dear Charlie:

Holy crap. I missed a whole month in there somewhere, and it's been almost two months since I blogged. *slaps hand* Bad blogger!

I know everyone's just on tenterhooks to know what I've been up to, but... yeah. Just busy. Mostly with work, but busy in general. Nothing I can point to specifically.

I've been writing like crazy, but not on any one thing. My beloved sister and I are collaborating on a story, and that's hotter than a match head. She had to veer off for a bit to write like a madwoman on another story (holy cow, SO MANY WORDS!), but we'll be back in our little mishmash soon enough.

Also writing on other things. Lots of other things. A little bit here, a little bit there. A friend at work got me watching one of the latest reality TV/contests -- I know, right? just kill me now! -- that sparked an idea, so I've mostly been plotting on that and getting the first few chapters out. They're pretty crucial -- moreso than intro chapters usually are. Why? Well, they have to set up a lot that will only become important later without being boring now.

Anyway....

Between keeping the new place tidy -- I've mentioned that I'm an awful housekeeper, right? -- and cooking all sorts of new stuff -- stuffed cabbage rolls, anyone? yum! -- I've been a busy little bee. Whew. But I love the new place. A few more spiders than I was used to at the apartments, but hey. Small trade-off for peace and quiet and my own place and, ya know, room for stuff.

Whew. See? Nothing really worth putting up a whole blog post about, even with it all wadded up together. I'm just about ready to seriously shop for a loveseat, some bookshelves, and some kind of counter extension for my kitchen. Here's hoping for cheap but sturdy used stuff with no horror beasts inside.

I've gotta stopped reading Cracked.com articles. Sheesh.