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.


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 articles. Sheesh.