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A 332-post collection

Heading For the End

This is the last week of writing B'Nar. Yeeks. The last 3K. This is terrifying and exciting and invigorating at the same time. After this, after a week off to fart about and maybe work on some fanfictions and definitely worldbuild...

I am about to embark on my biggest project yet.

An entire trilogy. Not a baby one like Hevun's Child, but a big-arse one. Three books of 120K each. 360K words over three years. Likely sweating cobs the entire time.

Hevun took me one year of some pretty intense writing, including some wrist injury towards the end. I was still finding my limits and this? This was... a learning experience.

Sand promises to be another one. This will be my first Deep Shit trilogy with an actual world I spend time on and work out what is where and calculating days of travel et cetera. Plus working out a narrative that's sensitive to POC and Trans issues without dragging through all the pain of the modern era.

This is, after all, a Fantasy trilogy. My heroine's transness will be mostly her issue, but shouldn't be... too painful. Sympathy, not pain porn. That's the goal. So... yes. Hard knocks. Yes, some people won't accept her if they find out. But no, I'm not going to make it a continuous thing. I won't belabour that point.

I really want some POC Trans readers keeping an eye on me for this thing. Just to keep me honest and keep the story on the rails. I shall have to seek a little more actively.

For now, though, I need to watch for Chaos' bus.

A Day of Rest

Sunday. As far as I'm aware, we have no plans. Which means I have a chance to go nowhere and do nothing. It's a rare treat to have that.

Beloved and I have designed the skeleton of the future Kitty Kondo(tm) and we will be making plans to go to a Tradie's shop during the week so we can acquire all the mats.

That's "materials" for anyone who's never played World of Warcraft.

Next on the agenda is designing the walkway

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GAME NIGHT! Woot Woot!

After a month of deprivation, we're back in the game :D I'm stoked. The ur-game of D&D is back on for sure.

Every player, consciously or no, plays "break the DM" because making your DM laugh is such fun. Likewise, making them say, "What the fuck?" or calling on their deities in any tone of voice.

I actually do want to make our DM a third-eye hat. I just have to find the mats and then twiddle about with them

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Chaos Birthday!

On this day, fourteen years ago, a tiny new Human was surgically extracted from another Human and began a very interesting life. On this day, a pair of very bright eyes began assessing the world for chaos potential.

My little girl is fourteen, and we're having a feast day. I've already binged on chocolate :D I also sent her along with little chocolate cupcakes. We will be shopping for a birthday cake after she gets back from school, and going for a

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Round and round I go

Mayhem's back to school after battling off the Lurgi. I need to gather supplies. There's also Patreon Day(tm) in which y'all get to catch up on my shenanigans. Then there's the Instant, the Flash Fanfic, and the (planned) 1K words towards my final goal of a finished novel.

I'm a busy nugget today.

So things might be late. Things might be forgotten. Things might end up dropping off the priority list. I'm trying my best, and my best is all I

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Yet Another Monday

Yet another week of kidwrangling. Yet another 3K words towards the end of my novel. Yet another week of writing stories with the hope of gaining Notice from someone influential enough to get me on the lists of the worthy.

It was a long-arse day, yesterday. Today promises to be longer because I am still exhausted.

I did wake up at 3AM again, but... I didn't go record anything because tired. I need more rest.

In diet news, I'm trying a Stevia/

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Busiest Day

A very comforting Primary Parental's Day to all those who do all the worrying, cleaning, running errands, and wearing themselves to a frazzle in order to drag the next generation (kicking and screaming optional) into the current era.

Today, the family is heading straight to Scenic Coominya to do some reno stuff for Capt S. Some time after we do the election stuff. I suspect I'll be dragged along for the "fun".

All the better to maybe do some ficcing with, I

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Stuff, Nonsense, and a Busy Weekend

We're on a mission... to get more orange bags and trade in the ones we've already filled with recycling.

I also aim to get my hands on some Xylitol, MCT, and some other stuff for my general health. If I can, I'm getting my mitts on some mats so we can at least start some work on the Homemade Kitty Condo(tm).

...I might document some of that for my Patrons. I might document some of that here. I dunno yet. I'll

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I Got This... I Think

So. Friday. Cleaning day because broken week. One thousand words for the novel due. Also the usual palaver with the Instant and the Flash Fanfiction.

This weekend is when Mother's Day is happening, so I gotta remember to at minimum call MeMum. I know Beloved and KIABIL are headed down to Capt S's to do some minor tasks and a dinner out.

I never know what I'm doing from one day to the next. The best I have is my patterns and

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W00t!

I just finished episode 2 of Inter-Mission and my next battle is recording the next set of stories for the masses.

Somewhere out there is a hyper-specific gremlin who will appreciate what I'm doing here. I hope they have lots of gremlin friends.

Speaking as a self-confessed hyper-specific gremlin - I feel you, pal. Been there, done that, been scoffed at by the "normals"... 'druther be a gremlin.

Anyway... This week spurs a four-week journey in which I detail my personal experiences

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One in the Can

I finished up the sound profiles for the very first episode of Inter-Mission. Huzzah. I also recorded five more stories for the next episode.

If I keep up with the average of five stories per episode, with two musical interludes, Mayhem and I are going to have to write some more musics.

Premier album, here we come.

Probably two or more, the way we're going.

Today... my agenda is way more relaxed. I got three more weeks of writing B'Nar before I

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PROGRESS!

I have an almost-half-hour episode in the bag and I am now adding a musical score of sorts to underlay the story. Making lazy loops is... interesting. I usually don't do more than three instruments because it'll be at a low volume to overwhelm any hiss, but not the actual words of the podcast.

It's turning out good. I have a drama track, a romance track, and a suspense track, and that should be all I need until I get to the

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Wheeeeee!

I have recorded three stories and added a musical interlude and two advertising breaks... and I'm almost at minute twenty of the planned half-hour or around-a-half-hour I have in mind.

I'm going to have to record a different advertising spiel for the second show. My first one is already out of date. A little editing, a little re-recording. But not today because everyone's already up and about.

Today... I need to do a money run because I forgot to, yesterday. I need

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2 AM fun times

I can't sleep. I have Stuff happening today, and I suspect I'll need caffeine at some point, but I'm still holding off until I capital-N NEED it. I've been doing good on keeping coffee out of my life and I think I can manage not flarfing it up now.

I'll see.

Meanwhile, it's been taking me so long with my Instants that I might as well start one now and see how I fare with that.

If I'm still wanting to be

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Up and Down, Up and Down...

This week promises to suck. Not because anything else has mucked up my life, don't fret. Nope. This week sucks because...

The firkin school calendar is messy!

Some repressed lump of cartilage in the education department decided that the school year had to consist of four terms made up of ten weeks, interspersed with two-week-maximum holidays [december-january doesn't count] that are artfully arranged to match up with Xtian holiday periods despite separation of church and state...

Ev'rybody do th' hypocrisy ra-a-a-ag... Ahem.

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