It snowed in the night, and for most of the morning.
I modeled today.
The milk went off.
When I got home, I dug out the sides (partial) of the raised beds. I did a better job on the annuals bed for a lot of reasons - it's annuals, so it doesn't matter if I mess with root systems, for a start, and also because the annuals bed isn't covered by a canoe, whereas the perennials bed is TOTALLY covered by a canoe. This is intentional. It keeps the canoe off the ground, and it allows the perennials a little bit of extra shelter from the elements. So it's part of the The Plan. But it makes digging things out a bit more difficult.

Anyway.

I bought three books today. New ones, from Chapters.
I bought @Yuki_Ona's The Girl Who Soared Above Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two. I bought Amanda (Fucking) Palmer's The Art of Asking (which started as a TED Talk, and which is about Using Your Words to actually state what you WANT - not just what you need, but what you want). And I bought Liz' Gilbert's (of Eat, Pray, Love fame) book Big Magic which is about creativity and expansiveness and, equally to the point, about following your curiosity rather than your fear (which I sure as all-get-out need help with).
It's been a self-help kind of day in that regard.

Listening to Delta Rae. Trying to do something with The Novel again, just because I, well... because I can, because I don't actually want to abandon this thing, even if I have no clue how to make it work or get it where I (think I) want it to go. Because I can. So there's that.

Things I want to do today:
Write a bit of Novel
Shave my legs
Make a video
Record 2-3 chapters of Kushiel's Dart for The Archivist
Help The Moderatrix get the last of her stuff moved into her new place (YAY!) and then eat dinner with her (YAY!)

'Kay. Gotta go write. :-)


TTFN,
Amazon.
So I'm sick.
This is irritating and frustrating, although part of me is enjoying the "guilt-free down-time" that comes with it.
the dishes are piling up like nobody's business, though, because neither of us is particularly healthy at the moment. Ghost is directing her energies towards finishing up for-pay leather work in the interests of making back the money she's lost due to missing work (the same bug + a doctor's appointment) over the past week or so. And I'm just a mess who can't go ten minutes without blowing her nose, apparently. :-P

None the less, We have emptied the last of the packed-stuff (er... sort of...) that was sitting on the living room floor, and it's now distributed appropriately around the house. And I've shifted some of the stuff in the boxes in the kitchen so that I was able to cart one box up to my Studio/Office (it mostly consists of lamps). The Studio is still a mess. I still have curtain rods to put up. And a mirror and a shelf (YAY SHELF!), and a slew of things to put away - ideally on said shelf - before it's a really functional space. None the less, I can at least move around in it, which is a help.

Still to do in The Studio:
Put up the curtain rod.
Hang the curtains.
Set up the rug (small, to go under the spinning wheel).
Empty the bags - one of winter woolies, a couple of bathroom stuff - into the appropraite recepticals.
Move the under-bed-storage-unit intot he bedroom and under the actual bed.
Move the beautiful - but fragile and ricketty - tea trolly to a different part of the room. Not sure where, though.

I have a list of books that I want to read this year:
Imogene Binnie's Nevada (novel - not sure what I'm going to make of the stream-of-conscious writing style, I'm a little worried it's going to read like Lisa Foad's The Night Is A Mouth which... I didn't like at all)
Dane Figueroa Edidi's Yemaya's Daughters (novel - though the prose is lyric & has a cadance like poetry - I'm looking forward to this one)
Casey Plett's A Safe Girl to Love (short story collection)
Trish Salah's Lyric Sexology (poetry)
Morgan M. Page's At Land (chapbook/novelette - I'm a little nervous about this one since psychological horror is absolutely NOT the kind of stuff I want to read[1])
Ryka Aoki's He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song (novel) and/or her Seasonal Velocities (poetry, short stories, & essays)[2]
Amber Dawn's Where the Words End and My Body Begins (poetry)
Leanne Simpson's Islands of Decolonial Love (short story collection - I went to a reading of this one a couple of winters ago)
Saleema Nawaz's Bone and Bread (novel - also: Hee! I went to school with her when we were little, and also when we were big. "I knew her when," etc).


I've got Morgan's novelette and Dane's novel on order - who knows when they'll arrive in the mail - and the rest I'll get ahold of as and when I can scrape together the cash to do so. But that's the plan. I can get Nevada from amazon.ca for about $20 (and Leanne's and Saleema's books for less than that), but Ryka's and Trish's books (in paperback) are both running at over $100, so... looking elsewhere for those, I think. I can probably find Casey's collection at Venus Envy, even if I can't find it elsewhere.
We shall see.

Links to Things You Should Read:
The Heat of Us: Notes Towards an Oral History - a short story in Uncanny Magazine that is absolutely glorious and makes me want to cry.
When Every Day is Judgement Day - Terri Windling on Perfectionism.
My New Year's Wish - Neil Gaiman on Making Mistakes (2012)

Anyway. So that's the world of reading.
I've started editing the first third of The Novel. I decided that it was probably a good idea to take a break from the content-production part in order to try and get the first chunk of Draft One tidied up enough that I could see the way forward a little more clearly.
It's almost 46,000 words long. Which is awesome, but also slightly frightening. The goal, right now, is to fix any obvious inconsistencies (stuff like "making sure I keep the names straight") and trim off 15,000 words of dead-weight, if I can manage that - ideally by combining scenes so that twice as many Relevant Events/Statements happen in half the space. Here's hoping.


Artsy/Creative Goals for 2015:
Get closer to finishing The Novel - ideally by finishing Draft One and handing it off to Ami_B for editing purposes
Write enough (and curate enough already-written) poetry to fill two manuscripts: "How to Cook A Heart" (an exploration of love, vulnerability, openheartedness, polyamoury, and emotional abundance through the lens/metaphor of cooking/growing/foraging seasonal food), and "We Are All Jezebel" (an exploration of the intersections of femme (empowered/autonomous queer femininity), slut (desire, lust, erotica), and sexworker (professional nake girl, pornographer, but also solidarity, and a bunch of other related stuff), with the idea that they'll be ready to perform, even if they're not much published, by June of 2015
Continue teaching myself to edit video with the goal of producing some sort of weird, dream-scape-y "music video" for a piece of poetry or similar
Learn how to make audio recordings using a cheap-but-serviceable mic and, perhaps, a looping pedal (or downloaded open source looping software) and try to do something arty and fun with it, ideally in conjunction with the above-mentioned video production
Sing more - both in terms of frequency and in terms of learning new repertoire
Grow food & make a garden - Not artsy, necessarily, but something that will feed me in more ways than one, so worth putting here none the less.
Figure out how to do contouring makeup, and get better at it


Anyway. So that's where things are at right now.


TTFN,
Amazon.


[1] Then why am I reading it? Because the author's an acquaintance of mine. Because if I want to do a show with her, it would help if I was familiar with her work.

[2] I admit, I'd prefer Seasonal Velocities, but it'll depend a lot on which one I can find at an affordable (read ~$20, ideally less) price.
So I'm about 1/3 of the way through the (first draft of a) manuscript for a book of poetry that I'm planning on calling "How to Cook a Heart".
It's poetry about food - five poems per month of the year, basically, though we'll see which month I wind up starting in. Probably May, knowing me. It's also poetry - at least this seems to be the case, and increasingly so - about polyamoury, relationships, vulnerability, abundance, generocity, and having enough [food/love] to go around. That bit was kind of an accident, but it's an awfully happy one, and I'm very glad to see that this is what's coming out in my work. :-)
Today I (finally) wrote the title poem.
I'm rather pleased with it, though it - like all of them - will need some polishing as time goes on.
Still: Poem! Hurrah, and yay for me! :-D

I also:
Returned a library book, and took out two more
Packed up four shelves (not cases, just shelves) of books
Worked a little bit on a cabaret costume
Bought Ghost a little paint-brush tote in-which to keep her metal-detecting stuff
Bought new shoe laces (finally) and replaced the badly-frayed one on my autumn boots (hurrah)
Hey, you guys!
So I got a call from a temp agency, saying that they want to present me for a PART TIME reception gig that could be one month and could be six (medical leave) for a construction company out on Walkley Road.
Basically, if I got this, I'd be spending $6/day to have a two-hour (round trip) commute for a four-hour shift... which sucks. BUT I'd ALSO be making $13/hr (so call it $35/day after taxes and transit fees), five days a week, for at least a month, possibly more. Also it would be only one bus - the 86 - which is kind of a relief to know. And roughly half of my commute would be walking (lovely during most of the year, doable during 100% of it): 15 minutes to the 86 stop at the bottom of the hill. Then another 15 minutes (or there-abouts) to get from the 86 stop to the workplace. Alternatively, I could take the 95 to Hurdman and transfer to the 192, and that would get me there (in theory) in the same amount of time, but with less walking, if the day turned out to be crappy. Either way.

Anyway. So I'm kind of relieved to hear that there might be a job in the offing, and I'm hoping (sorry, person I'd be filling in for) that the current receptionist's medical leave actually takes longer to heal up than the bare minimum. I would like it if this gig lasted most/all off the summer (I think). Because it would give me some decent work, that I'm already good at, and would net me about $700/month... AND it would see me through to the beginning of September, when my day-time modeling jobs (which I would pretty-much be borked for, if I took this gig) will be starting up again, and also when all the summer employees go back to school and various Help Wanted signs might start turning up a little closer to home.

This could (maybe) be exactly what I need. Fingers crossed for me, SVP? :-D


In other news:
(1) I voted this morning - DONE! :-D

(2) Took a walk around the neighbourhood and chatted up a neighbour about their container garden (she works at the LCBO, and they straight-up gave her a super-dwarf apple tree as part of a promotion - I totally want to work there, now!) -- I have since found her on facebook (we have a specific person in common, so she was easy to track down) -- and I think we will get along just dandily. :-D

(3) My attempts at fermentation continue apace. Right now, my fermenting-tea smells really terrible. As in: It smells less like beer and more like farts. Which is, I gather, par for the course when using yoghurt bacteria (as well as yeast) to do the fermenting. I figure, if I keep it in the fridge for 2 months, and routinely unseal it to keep the pressure from building up too much, then I might just wind up with something ever-so-slightly-fizzy and delicious. But we shall see.


Still To Do:
Write 1000+ words on The Novel
Do Laundry (and change the sheets)
Do some dishes (I don't wanna, but they're taking up a lot of space)
Text Ghost the address, apartment number, and buzz code for my mom's apartment
Get myself out to my mom's apartment (leaving around 5pm) for my brother's 30th Birthday Get-Together

Ghost may or may not actually come to the birthday thing. She had a bit of a work-accident on Tuesday - seven stitches in her arm, but nothing torn or broken except the skin (THANK YOU all the gods(!!!) for that one!), and is fine but rather sore - so she may or may not be up to an evening out, depending on how her arm is doing (she's keeping a pretty close eye on it wrt infection, which is part of what that's about).


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
Kintsukuroi - a Japanese word refering to broken pottery that has been repaired using gold laquer; it comes with the understanding that the object is more beautiful for having been broken.

YAY LANGUAGE! :-D
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( Jul. 12th, 2013 03:52 pm)
Feeling somewhat better.
Told my lovely wife my Ridculously Convaluted Idea that would tie in Imogene's third opponent to her inherited house... and she said "I can totally see that happening. Also, you just summarized your book for me without blowing the ending."

!!!

So, having been told by someone that the idea is actually workable and not a giant cluster-fuck, I'm going to run with it. (I would have run with it anyway, but I would have tried to down-play it as much as possible, rather than trying to see what happens when I make it a major focal point in the story).

I'm so relieved.

It means I don't have to find a way for Imogene's Mom (Louise) to show up unannounced and uninvited on the premises (which is good, because I was SO not prepared to go there).

Also, my paycheque from RHO arrived AND I got my tax refund (thank you Mitzu, Mattaer, and anyone else who had a hand in that one), which means that the phone bill and 1/3 of the credit card bill are now paid AND we have eggs, tomatoes, and snap beans. Huzzah! :-D


Now to make pickles. And maybe some other stuff.


TTFN,
Amazon.
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( Feb. 2nd, 2013 07:01 pm)
So.
I had a shoot get canceled today.
Which sucks, but is not all that terrible.

On the plus side, this gave me the opportunity to (a) taylor a blouse[1], and (b) make a chocolate custard for Imbolg --> for a dinner at a friend's house that is not actually Imbolg-related --> without having to rush.

In further news, and I've been tweeting this rather madly since it went up, I've had another poem published. It's not a paid publication, which is too bad, but it's still published, and I'm happy about that. :-D
You can read it, in all its badly-laid-out glory, here.


TTFN,
Amazon. :-D


[1] This is the one that I did the pinning for the other day. I did the stitching today. :-) I have yet to try adding diamond-shaped gussets under the arms, but the rest is done. :-D
Have signed up for OrgASM (like Nano, but for smut).

Now to write fiction. :-)

TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
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( Jan. 3rd, 2013 05:53 pm)
Today has been a day full of writing.
More accurately, today has been a day full of blogging. Blogging for Urban Meliad, writing half a dozen posts (plus a couple of flash-in-the-pan bits and bobs that don't really qualify) for The Pagan Blog Project, most of which are actually to finish up PBP2012 (not because there's any kind of requirement, but because I just kind of don't want to leave it un-done).

I've written so many, and I want to just post them all at once - a sudden flood of content from the Birch Maiden. But I think that would, by and large, be a bad idea. Part of the point of starting the blog - and having it be separate from Syrens (or the various other blogs I work on) - was to give myself a place to build up thoughts about my own path where other people could see them. So I wait.
I twiddle my thumbs.

I'm listening to Lee Harrington talking about Complex Ecosystems of the Heart (which is really good, fyi. Go have a listen).

I'm wondering if I can write another post, store another post, get the ball rolling on another post. S is for Sacred Sexuality. B is for Beeswax. Or Basil. W is for WomanSpirit Rising. I don't even know what X would be for... other than, maybe, "Gifu". But I've already done R is for Runes so... not so much. :-P

Hoy.

My wife is spending the night chez her NPPP, then taking her to the airport early tomorrow morning. I need to prep the VoV promo material, make the FB event and the VoV blog promo-post, and get the word out on Apt 613, Art Engine, and where-ever else I can hang it up. I need to call someone at PTS (not happening tonight). I need to get in touch with a couple of local burlesque dancers to see if they have a cheap rate for fundraisers.
I am tired. I've only been up for about 12 hours - not actually that long.

I've done a blog post for VERSeOttawa (it bugs me that I'm the only person doing blog posts for VERSeOttawa - there are six of us on the committee, and we ALL have the passwords to use the account. FFS). I cross-posted it to my own writing-focused blog (meta?) because... it was appropriate, honestly. And then I did a post for my singing-focused blog (that I hardly ever update because, er, I hardly ever sing...)

It's been a very writerly kind of day.


Also, good grief. Because if I wasn't publishing all of this stuff on the internet, but was instead writing them (for no money) and binding them into a book of essays that I would eventually shop around to a publisher, I would probably have an easier time of it when it comes to thinking of how I spent my day as "by being a Real Writer and actually writing instead of wasting time". I'm not sure why that is, but it's seriously annoying. :-P

Cripes.

My toes are very cold. I'm going to bed.


TTFN,
Allison.
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( Oct. 4th, 2012 07:54 am)
It is not quite 8am.

I have:
Made cranberry tea (which I plan to be drinking all day)
Taken the polish off my toenails
Left a note for the (theoretically impending) UPS delivery-person
Fixed my silver sandal (judicious application of hot glue to re-attached the insole)
Emailed a copy of my Harvest Erotica Reading piece to the ASL Translator
Checked the mail box


The mail box contained a number of Wonderful Things including:
My September Omikuji letter
A delivery notice saying to come and pick up (yet another) parcel - I love picking stuff up from the post office! It's like it's my birthday, but it lasts for a week! ;-)
A greeting card (from Ghost's mom, as it turns out, whom we'll be seeing tomorrow afternoon on our way to Toronto)
AND
Not two, but THREE, imps courtesy of Green_Dreams.

YAY! :-D

I'm very curious about this "Smoking Plum" that she included. It sounds delicious. :-D


So I'm going to toss on some perfume (WHEE!) and then put the laundry in and print out a copy of "Wolf and Scarlet".


Tralala! We're going to Harvest! :-D
I have confirmed, yet again, that I feel better about myself - more confident, less like a loser with Things to Hide - and tend to be more open with/to my partner, when I actually get Work done during the day.

So today I've been crafting.

I watched (for a given value of "watched") Practical Magic this morning. But while I had it in the dvd player, I was also making two kinds of soap[1] and about two dozen tea lights (the last of which are hardening up as I type this).

The silicone mini-muffin (two-bite brownies, whatever) pan makes tea-light-sized candles like a charm. They are narrower on the bottom than the holders are, and I'm not entirely sure how to sort that out[2].

My plan is to sell the tea-lights at half-a-dozen for $5. Which should still make me a little bit of profit beyond breaking-even/overhead, and have a basket of them out at one-for-a-dollar as well[4].

Half of me wants to just not use the foil liners and sell them as cute, brownie-shaped tealight candles that fit easily into a foil tealight liner or other tealight holder, but create less waste. But, for now, I've actually got a hundred shiny-and-brand-new tealight cups that I bought specifically for this purpose, so I'm going to use them (dammit). But later on...? Who knows...


Anyway. I'm starting to poke at a grocery list that I probably won't shop for until some time tomorrow morning, and I'm figuring out what to do for lunch, and I'm basically avoiding starting to write.

I'm having a bit of a Time with this novel. I haven't got a clue what to do with it to make it actually interesting.
Me? I want to write her daily diary. Scribble two hundred words for each of the following categories:
Hopes
Fears
Heartache/Romance
Current Events
Hobbies
Plus a list of what she brought in and/or put up from the garden (and, later, what she's pulled out of the pantry/freezer that she put up earlier).


So... fuck it. Maybe that's what I'll do.


TTFN,
Amazon.





[1] Pomander (sweet orange and clove) and Winter Solstice (Juniper, Peppermint, and Cinnamon), both made with a saponified mix of sunflower oil, olive oil, beeswax, soy wax, and coconut oil.

[2] It may involve putting a layer of beeswax pellets[3] in the bottom of each tealight cup, putting the tealight cups in the oven (on a cookie sheet) for a couple of minutes, and then re-inserting the already-made candle into the cup, so that (a) the candle will sink to the bottom of the cup, and (b) stick to it, and then (c) the spare melted wax will be displaced up around the candle to fill in the empty space between it and the wall of the tealight cup.

[3] Which I would have to order, at a much higher price, from somewhere like Skincare Naturals or similar.

[4] Although this will involve making a LOT more candles... I've got four half-dozen sets made, but I would want another two (at least) plus 20-30 to put in the one-dollar "bulk" basket.
Just submitted "Wolf and Scarlet" to the Leather Ever After anthology for consideration.
I'm proud of the story. I think it flows well and says something beautiful along with being hawt. That said, while I think the editor will like it, (a) Little Red Riding Hood gets done a LOT, and (b) My story lacks an actual element of the fantastical[1] (which may or may not be deeply required)... so I'm not sure if it'll be accepted.

I hope so, though! :-D

Also: I now have a writerly icon. The quotation is William Wordsworth, who says "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart". Which is worth remembering. :-)


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)


[1] The red hood is, in this case, a red leather coat with chains flagging right. The wolf is (a) the top's last name, and (b) symbolized by the shaggy muppet-fur jacket worn by said top. The ears, eyes, and teeth pattern is alluded to, but not off massive importance (although there's lots of biting going on, as this is an S/M piece I've written). Stuff like that there. :-)
Hey there!

So I've spent the last couple of hours working on my Honey-Month-inspired earring collection.

I am now (a) out of silver bees - well, I have one left, but I'd need at least two to continue... I may yet start taking the old necklaces apart - AND (b) more than half-way done.

I have eleven left to do. ELEVEN! (Mwahahahaha...)

~*~

Today I did:

#8 - Raspberry Creamed Honey - 4mm rose quartz, 8mm lapis lazuli, 3mm iolite, 2mm silver, silver bees ("I'll pluck the flight of doves for you")

#9 - Zambian Honey - 4mm mahogany obsidian and 6mm wood + 8mm fire agate + silver bees ("Only the sun will touch me")

#10 - French Rhododendron Honey - 2mm silver, 3mm rainbow moonstone, 6mm labradorite, 8mm cloudy quartz[1], silver bees ("Melting on my tongue")[2]

#11 - Blackberry Honey - 2mm silver, 4mm garnet, 8mm lapis lazuli, blue aventurine chips[3], silver bees ("Yesterday I had daughters")

#12 - Red Gum Honey - 2mm silver, 4mm iolite, 6mm yellow jade[4], 8mm lapis lazuli, silver bees ("The world is not for catching")[5]

#13 - Black Locust Blossom Honey - 2mm silver, 4mm green aventurine, 4mm malachite, 6mm australian jasper, 10mm green aventurine, silver bees ("Against the broad, green earth")

#14 - Raspberry Honey - 2mm silver, 4mm hematite, 6mm rhodonite, 6mm rainbow obsidian, silver bees ("Come shut my wild, wild eyes")[6]

#27 - Leatherwood Honey[7] - 2mm silver, 4mm hematite, 8mm hematite, silver bees, silver (plated) chain, black leather lacing[8] ("I will have you for my own // With a gaze full of the giver")

~*~


So I'm feeling pretty pleased with them, so far.
The only trick, really, is that they are VERY long - shoulder dusters, easily.

I've placed an order for 25 more pewter, silver-plated bee charms plus some additional supplies. I should be able to get these done shortly. :-)


I'm also looking at two sign-up-any-time online courses.
Paranormal Romance Writing
and
All About Herbs

They're free, week-by-week courses and, while some of it is stuff I can do fine on already (character development, culinary herbs), other bits (story arcs and pacing; medicinal herbs and herbal peparations) look like they could be helpful even at the 101 level.


In other news, I've signed up for Camp Nanowrimo and, with any luck (and some stick-to-it-ivness), I'll have a story that is a little bit more like an actual STORY by the end of June. (I figure I can try doing it again in August, for Camp Nano Round Two, and do a Paranormal Romance. ;-)


Anyway. I'm modeling tonight, and I've got a poster to make (and an event to heavily promote) within the next 4.5 hours. (I also need to go for a walk, pick up eggs, eat something, and get prepped for my gig). So here we go! :-D


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)


[1] I confess, I have no idea what this stone is. I suspect it's a quartz. It could also very easily be a jade. It's a bargain bin stone that didn't come with a label, so I'm guessing here.

[2] Because this one is a haiku, I originally wanted to do the beads in a pattern of 5-7-5 BUT that didn't quite look right (and my moonstone beads are a MESS and I couldn't find enough with holes that could take the pins without breaking), SO I ended up doing 2-7-3-5 instead.

[3] I was aiming for both rubble and the invocation of its blueberry taste, despite the name.

[4] I have two kinds of yellow jade. One is yellow jade chips that are almost the colour of old ivory; the other is 6mm yellow jade balls - they are clear and flecked with orange, and remind me very much of honey-amber.

[5] I was going for the deep blue of the night (drawn back home, sip by sip), and the mellow, dark sugar of the taste.

[6] Rhodonite for kisses, jams, and attar; hematite and rainbow obsidian for the Night herself.

[7] Of course I chose this one to do as my last, pre-re-order. :-)

[8] Truth be told, I haven't actually added the lacing yet. And it'll most likely be suede, not leather - the kind of stuff that comes wrapped on a spool in 50m-100m lengths.
I signed up for Camp Nanwrimo (June Edition).

I have a "novel" that I'm working on, and figure that this will be some kind of a "tell the internet" push to Encourage me to keep at it.


I'm also checking out Inkscrawl as, who knows, maybe I can write up some speculative poetry that is (a) awesome, and (b) less than ten lines long, and submit it to them. Perhaps they will like it and publish it. That would be awesome. :-)

I have just written a "Tetractys" (with, granted, a slight variation to the form). Go me. :-)
So I got an email from the Editor[1] saying that my story arrived.
I'll (theoretically) know by September whether or not it gets accepted.
Here's hoping! :-)


TTFN,
Amazon.


[1] I sent "Shimmy" and "In the Pink" to Best Lesbian Erotica 2013.
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( Apr. 17th, 2012 03:11 pm)
I'm writing a blog post for Syrens.
I'm writing a blog post for Syrens that is turning out to be slanting towards poetry
which is maybe not that surprising because, when I let myself get vulnerable, show my hand a little, I dress my words in rhythm, coat them in simile, try to make my ugliness pretty. Bearable.
Bareable.


Anyway. That's where I'm at.
I need to return a library book shortly, so I figure I'll go do that.


TTFN,
Amazon.
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( Apr. 9th, 2012 07:03 pm)
I wrote a story today.

I wrote a STORY today!!! :-D

This is huge! It's even a good story! It came easily, and it's the right length, and I feel like it says something (and, okay, possibly it's saying something in a slightly too blatant way, but I can work on that) beyond "Characters get laid! YAY!".
I feel good about it.

I hope I continue to feel good about it during the editing process, and also that the anthology-editor I'm submitting it to loves it to bits and decides to publish it. <*fingers crossed*>


Feeling good about writing today. YAY! :-D


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
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( Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:53 pm)
So, I stopped at the pharmacy today. To pick up hair dye.

Which, as it turned out, was on sale for $7/box. O.O

So I now have enough hair dye to keep me in the dark-red-spectrum for the next six-to-nine months. (That's three boxes, fyi. I don't re-dye *that* often). I'm thinking I'm going to use one of them this weekend, but beyond that we'll just have to see. :-)


In other news: I have submitted three pieces to Stone Telling in the hopes that they want them. (Here's hoping).


I've got a two-page list of Things To Do -- most of which arent' going to get done today, but a lot of which need to get done before the end of the month (mostly RHO stuff on that count).

I'm looking forward to Commodorified's Food Security Blog Carnival (happening late next week, iirc) and need to sort out what I'm going to write about that.


Tonight, however, Ghost and I are going for dinner and Harry Potter at her NPPP's house. So that should be fun. (I'll have to remember to dress warmly, as her place is pretty cold).


Anyway. That's where I'm at.


TTFN,
Amazon.
Have done some work.

Not nearly enough, as I've got a couple of emails I Should Have Done that are just not going to happen before Friday afternoon (not actually a big deal, but still).

There's a party tonight. We will be bringing brie. (Also crackers, mandarin-orange boxes, and a forgotten sweater). Will attempt to be at least slightly Fabulous. :-D


I now know where my shoot is happening tomorrow (yay), and need to throw together a kit-bag with stockings, a few pairs of shoes, and some makeup. Mostly, I'm just really glad that I have the location pinned down. <*phew*>

Started a new story this morning. It's only a page long, and the page is basically just chunks of text that aren't actually connected. But the idea is to write some steampunk porn about a York-born (Upper Canada) electro-biological surgeon turned horse breeder in Chebucto, Acadie who hooks up with a marine biologist (from Port-la-Joye, on Isle-Saint-Jean) at a conference. More or less. Happily-for-now ending with plans to meet again, that sort of thing.

Here's hoping it works. :-D


Time to shower and eat lasagna.


TTFN,
Amazon. :-)
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( Dec. 14th, 2011 05:58 pm)
Today, I am writing poetry.

Go me! :-D
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