Friday, May 1, 2009

WIP Me, Beat Me, Release Me...

Let's see: what have I been up to this week?

The re-write of Only In My Dreams is out of the Meat Grinder and with my Beta readers. Hopefully the story is a lot tighter than when I first sent it in. It's about the same length as the original (I think), but focuses much more on the main characters and their conflict. Crossing my fingers on it, since if this doesn't work I'll be scrapping the whole thing and starting from scratch with different mates for both Sarah and Gabe.

The arthritis is kicking my ass this week. I wound up taking almost a full day off when I realized I couldn't concentrate. Spring will be over soon, the rains will stop, and I'll be able to walk like a human being again. Until then, Aleve? I love you.

Editr Kitteh has forgiven me for being gone for a week. He allows me to open doors and be his pillow again. He even deigned to lick my arm to help me wake up the other day! Too bad it was five a.m., roughly an hour and a half before my alarm goes off. Oh, and he's tried several times to kill me while I feed the dog! So all is right in his world.

And there were new releases this week! Sorry I didn't get them up sooner, but, well... Ow.

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Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford