Daily Archives: August 21, 2014


Kitten litter

Kitten litter, what we’re trying to avoid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What?  Did WIPpet Wednesday already pass?  Oh…  oh well.

No problem, Since I posted my ROW80 check-in on Tuesday, this delay was somewhat intentional.  Granted, a lot of that delay was due to the mega power-outage we experienced on Monday evening.  Reading books by dynamo flashlights is…fun (it kind of reminded me of camping).

Now there only thing tweaking my schedule is a soon-must-be-made trip to the vet so our kitten girl can get spayed.  She’s NOT happy about it.  I suspect someone will not be sitting on my lap for a few days.

So, as I need to hurry out the door, here’s a quickie WIPpet and ROW80 check-in…


Simple math from a random section of the Swan Song series; three sentences for the two and one in 21.  Alanii is our MC here.

Alanii stood there, the commander of his fivesquad at his side, a grey-haired man with one eye and a courtly manner that left the Laninii smiling like a lassie… once the greetings had been made. Alanii had wondered at the wisdom of the Guard Katsdan for assigning him this Maerick for his attache. The man had proven the crudest, roughest man he’d ever met, prone to cursing everything and everyone under the sky as if even the sun’s shining was intended as a personal insult.

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ROW80 Check-in

It’s been barely two days since my last post, so there is little to nothing new to report.  I’ve added a bit more walking in the last two days, but I missed my free-weights yesterday.  I was really tired when I got home and only wanted to space out (which I did with some Minecraft…  found a gorgeous area in a newly created world: flower forest with extreme hills and lots of horses next door).  I even went to bed early.

Though anyone who knows me can honestly say, hair is not something I have a lot of...  :-(

Though anyone who knows me can honestly say, hair is not something I have a lot of… 😦

I’m almost caught up with my sponsor duties.  As always, visiting other ROWers is fun, Fun, FUN!  After visiting Deniz Belvins at the Girdle of Melian, I learned I am a “Werewolf” because Deniz linked to Tara Tyler’s Beastly Survey, part of Tara’s promotion for the first book of her Beast World Series, Broken Branch Falls.  I found some links to delightful short fiction, via the Little Rambling Angel.  I even found LS Engler’s call for submissions to her 2014 World Unknown Review.  Looks like a great opportunity for short fiction writers!

The writing’s been a bit better.  I’m slowly getting a deeper sense of what’s needed to tie the different books of the Swan Song series together despite there being books that focus characters (and even nations) that seem to have little to no connection to each other at the beginning of the series.

I still haven’t hit the typing.  I’m wondering if my resistance (so to speak) is due to having pushed myself for so many WriMo challenges lately…  or is it because that pile of notebooks just looks too daunting with so many other paperwork things hovering over me.  Not sure…  but tonight I’m going to start small with one page.  If I can do a page a day even….

Well, that’s it for me.  See you Sunday (or Monday or…).