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Kitty Chandler ✅ @kittychandler@wandering.shop

Typing speed in English: about 100-110 wpm
Typing speed in Spanish and French: about 90-100 wpm
Typing speed in Japanese, Russian, and German: about 70-90 wpm

Typing speed in Hindi: 2

(And yes, I realize that this is to a large extent Privileged In The US problems, but I'm still going to complain because I *hate* being slowed down by my own limitations.)

I should start keeping a running tally of the number of times I think "that's no way to run a railroad!" while writing this story about... the collapse of the second version of the Union Pacific Railroad.

I now have a couple of backup external hard drives, a spare battery for the laptop just in case, and a refurb'd tablet and I have spent way too much money on electronics in the last week someone hold me.

Mental Health/Self-Recrimination Show more

Editrix: *logistical notes, followed by:* Also, what, is it named for the Greek titans? What is going on here? XD

Me: My brain, that's what's going on here.

Oh thank god the second part of Jude is shorter than the first I might yet manage to get this done in time.

Me: I have half an hour or so to write 1k words. I can do this easily. I ate sugar.
Editrix: Oh god.
Me: Eight packs of smarties, specifically.
Editrix: *hides behind blanket*

How much do I want to mess with people's heads and tack Greek endings onto Latin words.

THIS MUCH.

Still pissed off at the Stale Orange forever ruining the phrase Space Force so that I have to come up with a different title for my fictional military division. Ugh.

Self, I know you're frustrated you can't figure out the character's name right now, get past it, leave the placeholder there, keep going.

It's always fun when the Editrix tells me to expand on something in my background wikis. It's even more fun when she punctuates it with "why you do"

Me: Mangrove Ents kill EVERYONE.

Editrix: I'm strangely comfortable with it.

TEACHING YOGA TO GOBLINS. I FORGOT I WROTE THIS.

I don't suppose anyone off the top of their head knows the proper search terms for finding out what kind and how much nourishment a tree would get from a human corpse, would they?

Me: Yeah, I have no idea what to do with the Ents.

Editrix: YOU PUT THEM IN DO SOMETHING WITH THEM.
Editrix: YOU MADE AN ENT USE IT.

(For those of you who don't know what a book curse is, it's basically a bit between the title and the everything else that says "if you steal this book Satan will destroy you" or something en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_cur )

I have just integrated a book curse into the formatting of Maybe She's Born With It (Maybe It's Malachy) and I am damn proud of myself for it.

Sometimes writing beginnings has to be throwing darts at a board until you find by process of elimination where the meat of it is. But that doesn't mean I have to like it.

I hate every part of this beginning scene la de dum.

Me: ... wait, so where are the angels?
Editrix: ... I have no idea. Does the answer lie with [character from another plot]?
Me: Well, Lily might, but I don't think the answers do.