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Well. First the day job work day started out full of chaos, and then the day job calmed down to only doing two things at a time and the write job heated up with everyone being manic on Twitter.

Never a dull moment I swear.

I desperately need to get better about posting on here.

Although to be fair I didn't post anywhere much over the weekend at all. Bat Cat got out for the umpteenth time, he has a habit of running out a door when we're not looking. He did his usual trick of staying out for a couple of days and finally came back in yesterday evening, alleviating the incipient panic attack.

Me: I'm down to 550 words per day to meet my word count goal by the end of the year.

Editrix: ... you can type that with your NOSE.

We packed that auditorium. Most attended event I hosted at school.

(and no we weren't doing anything squirrelly like charging admission. We just wanted to invite the campus to watch the movie with us. The lecture was super good though).

Once back in college, I wanted to screen V For Vendetta on the projector in the big auditorium, but was told it as a copyright violation unless it was academic. So we got the professor who was teaching a course on revenge literature to open the film with a lecture. 😎

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My new favorite note from the Editrix: this is your note to check that you did so we have SOME basis of "oh her." Even if it doesn't come until the Dramatic Galadriel Sequence, now with rotating Galadriel understudies. XD

A conversation between me and the Editrix about Lifestyles of the Witch and Famous:

Editrix: [I don't know if anyone ELSE will get it but I fucking love this callback to Edith Roosevelt. XD]

Me: [Look I HAD TO.]

Welp. I did not quite double up BOTH my novels on Double Up Day, but I did double one on Saturday, half again the other on Sunday, made par for the one I didn't on both days, so I think I am doing very well on that count.

Did not get all of my Galaxy Hillbillies Nanoing for today done before I left work, but I did get half of it done. Now if I can get some edits done in their place, I'll only have 800 or so words to write when I get home. Progress!

And then I realized both of the ship's captains in both of my sci-fi novels for are older women in their near 50s and I love these books.

*pours some form of compressed and artificially flavored and colored sugar down throat* Let's fucking do this.

And then I went home and did a whole lot of doodling because I didn't have to write because I did it all in the morning and during the day. YASSSSS.

Also my drawing ended up being tones of gray-silver so... I don't know if that counts. I'll break out the colored pencils tonight. Though also I'm just happy to be drawing regularly.

Update: So then I poured a large number of nerds down my throat and told Uncle Elf Lord, who is from Georgia, about the whole Southern Gothic Generation Ship project. He is giving me Ideas. This is not helping me calm down.

Brain the proper response to a writing challenge is not to jack up the energy and turn down the focus all the way. No. Stoppit.

Okay. Balancing the Southern Gothic mood and atmosphere with the science fiction of a generation ship is going to be a really interesting head trip of a challenge. *rolls up sleeves*

It's so grounded in the earth, in terrestrial things and low tech things, I didn't really appreciate what I was in for until I started reading Southern Gothic right before I started writing.

Welp. Let it never be said I didn't embrace a challenge.

There, that's minimum made on one novel, the group marriage saves the day in space science fiction one. Now I do a bit of day job and then work on the second. Or lunch. Lunch might help.

Also I have discovered that Huevember is a thing, which may result in me trying to do way too many creative things at once on top of a day job. I'm not entirely sure I care. I need to practice making drawn art too!

Also I've wanted to experiment with watercolors for a while, which seems like a thing people do for Huevember? Art with watercolors? I want to do so much art. But it has to be art I can take with me to work, which means my giant box of colored pencils is a no-go.

I woke up. I rolled out of bed. I did no exercise which makes that the bulk of this week doing no exercise BUT I got 1200 words knocked out on so far, so I consider that a win.

My brain is now sluggishly trying to muster up the "DO FIVE THINGS AT ONCE BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL FUN" energy and it's not happening, brain. Not even you have the energy to try to take me in five directions at once. Stop trying to make mania happen, it's not going to happen.