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Hocus pocus

I seriously need to focus. No looking up new material on my problematic fave. No attempting to write more fanfic about that selfsame asshole elf.

I'm writing today's story, and then I'm off to MeMum's for some tech support folderol.

Which is hard for me.

I've already shut down all the tempting windows so that I can keep my mind in the wheelhouse. But I have rapidly-multiplying plotbunnies and they're all so shiny... I want to succumb to that temptation.

But that path leads to wondering what the hell happened to the day.

So I'm forcing myself to make things happen in the proper order. Instead of zoning out into another dimension for shits and giggles.

...which I'll probably do as a mental exercise on the road anyway, but that's neither here nor there.

Self-shill Sunday tomorrow. I'll be advertising all my books on both my author and my main account. I may even branch out to Facebook and try to flog a few novels there.

I'll see where the day takes me. But likely not inspiration, because Plotbunnies.

I need some bravery... but not yet

Still haven't shifted my arse on seeking new agents. And it's a cleaning day today, so I'm not likely to do it. Saturday has PLNs to go do some tech stuff for MeMum.

The weather's turned horrible, of course. Not raining, but not sunny either. And chilly with it. So my natural inclination is to firkin hibernate. Not good for making cool fic or even staying awake during the day.

The plotbunnies are multiplying.

I'm getting more and more ideas for all

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Every avenue I have to share knows about my Patreon. I might have to pop a regular reminder on Twitter, tho. I need to make my lazy arse dial up the agents-in-potentia and work up an order. I might be done with this list by early next year.

Honestly, agent-hunting is the most nerve-wracking part of this for me. No wonder I'm off in fanfic land with the adorable elf. It's way more fun than adhering to one set of arbitrary qualifications

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I think I might be focussed...

The problem is, it's focus in the wrong direction. Like. I will sit and work on that fanfic all firkin DAY if you let me. Or if I let me. And chasing it are a few more fic ideas that are guaranteed to break hearts. And one to warm them.

Because new fandoms are like this for me, I can try to restrain myself. But guaranteed, there's going to be an outpouring of stuff in the near future. It's my flaw. I

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Focus Issues

I didn't art, yesterday. I barely had it together for the writing. Which took me all day.

Because shiny asshole elf plot bunny.

And shiny TAZ woobie fic with the boy detective that I'm holding off on until I hit the hump with the aforementioned asshole.

See what I mean about focus?

It's hit rainy season, so everything is well soaked. I want to spend a majority of my time holed up in a warm comfy place and napping the day away.

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Monday holiday

The kids have a long weekend. Beloved and I don't.

That's the way of things, I guess.

Today is a cleaning day, and it might not even happen because spotty flooding is already happening in the area. Rainy season has begun, and that means periodic flooding. Bad enough to close some roads, but not bad enough to stop most things that give me life.

So there will be posts. Steemit and Patreon. And the usual installment in my novel. Assuming I can

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Today is going to be "fun"

Here's what I know:

Capt S. is coming up via train to celebrate KIABIL's birthversary and, to a lesser extent, mine.

Here's what I don't know:

  • Where
  • When
  • How
  • Who's expected to cater
  • Will there be cake?

Because nobody tells me anything.

And I still have to scratch up an Instant for y'all, but my fluffy little brain wants to look at fanart of my favourite asshole elf, Taako. You know, from TV? And continuing on with that fanfic that's possessed me

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One Day of Nothing

After I've done the whole Instant Story thing and the sales shill for this week, I have nothing planned.

That special kind of nothing where you just slouch around in your pajamjams all day and do whatever the fuck you want. Nap, watch horrible tv. Firkin shitpost about your favourite fictional arsehole1 whilst also writing some angstfic. You know. The fun nothing.

Meanwhile, my Beloved didn't come home from work, last night, and I'm officially worried. It's probably a combo of

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Good News, Bad News, Meh News

Good news: I got the format of The Amity Incident to work for the print version. And I now have two Patrons to keep my funds on the increase.

Bad news: I got rejected by the postal agents.

Meh news: I can't really afford the trivia night I've been looking forward to for months.

There's other social stuff happening this weekend, so I only get one day to do any of the nothing I want to do. And I'm nine weeks away

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It's 6:30 AM. It's overcast. And I got to bed at around 11:30 last night.

If there was a better day to just roll over and snooze in bed, I can't name it.

Unfortunately for me, I have this whole 'parental responsibilities' thing that means I have to do the brat run and all that noise. Chaos has foxtails because I couldn't be arsed doing the usual topsy cascade thing. Mayhem's okay, he got everything organised before I dragged myself

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Making my mind up

I think I'm going to get some Steam Powered Apparel. The conversion to USD and postage fees ought to take care of one shirt. So of course I'm getting the one with the band logo on it.

I'm going to be making time to produce a print version of _Amity Incident. I should have enough time to do that if I can focus enough to get my daily work out of the way.

Which is a challenge for me, I get it.

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For today, we diet

The hardest thing about going back onto a diet is the diet-buster leftovers. Sitting there. Being tempting with all their sugary goodness. Or badness. Depending on your point of view.

I'm planning to fast for a little while. Good old salty broth should set me right over a few days.

The hardest part is going to be staying away from those temptations until next weekend.

Today, all going well, there should be another progress video for the cover art up on my

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Apologies and PLNs

First up, I forgot to publish yesterday's free story teaser. Whoops. Y'all knew about it from Facebook, Tumblr, Medium, Twitter, and Pillowfort anyhow. Right?

Well. Not Pillowfort, because it's still in Beta and I have zero followers. If you're on there, please follow me. Soon as it's properly released, I'll add the link over on my site menu.

I got a bad review for Comes Around. I missed the mark in big ways, according to them. Their opinion. And face it, what

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Once more a shiny idea has waved its butt seductively in my direction. The good news is that all my $5 Patreons will be seeing it next week. At least, that's how I assume the Patreon stuff works.

Yes, folks, I have started writing some The Adventure Zone fanfic. Including my headcannon about what Taako looked like before the Animus Bell adventure.

I'm already having huge amounts of fun with it, so my $1 Patrons are in for a treat.

Today, however,

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How the heck?

We went sideways without ever meaning to go sideways. Just... things went agley without anyone being aware that they were going agley in the first place and that's how they went... agley-er... than normal.

But at least I have PLNs. I'm going to hide the chocolate cake and stick to the healthier stuff. And we're making Crack Slaw tonight. I'm going to tone down the ingredients a lot so we don't end up having to balance fucktons of vegetables. And if I

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