My left arm is acting up. That’s my mouse hand at work. *grumbles*
I may take my brace with me to work, just in case. I think I need to adjust my chair there, too.
I hate it when my RSI acts up! >.>
Constant really cheerful “I know we no longer do it this way but that’s what the document says so I’m going to tell my people to follow the document” interruptions by a manager who’s trying to force change suck even worse.
Especially when said manager knows perfectly well that I have no power to change anything. I cannot change it if the managers involved will not change. I haven’t done this thing in over SIX years and I know the document is wrong.
I. Still. Cannot. Change. It!
Said manager needs to talk to the other managers responsible for the thing bothering him because JFC, it’s not like I’m blocking the change! Clerks change nothing. We just take orders!
I think I need to write about a thousand or two words when I get home but I doubt that’ll happen. The hubby will want attention.
I really need to sell get more books up so that I can sell more books and get the hell out of his job.
At least its almost time to go home.
Stop interrupting me! I want to get shit done, damnit!
*grumbles at coworkers*
/really supremely random post of random
Jeez, could this afternoon go any more slowly?
*sigh* I suppose it might go faster if I did some of the projects I’ve been procrastinating on. *wry smile*
*rolls around instead*
As expected, I didn’t get on the computer when I got home last night. I was exhausted from the long day but we were victorious in our quest to order a matress for my new loft-bed and the hubby found a Lego set he’d been wanting. So it was all good.
I managed to get FIVE chapters done on Artifacts of Awareness yesterday, which makes me very happy. Two needed only minimal editing, so that helped a lot. I’m going to try and finish another two chapters today at the very least, preferrably three. If I keep on at this rate I should have the book edited by the end of the month and ready for someone to proofread for me.
Anyone who wants a first look at it is free to ask/fanmail me. I know there’s at least one person here who’s excited for it. ;)
Work is still annoying. It’s work. What can you do? But it does pay the bills so I guess I’ll deal with it until I’m selling zillions of books and making money on them. *sighs for the lovely daydream of being a full-time writer*
For now I’m going to get back to work (and writing). Hope you all have a lovely day!
Today was a not so good day, mostly because of stupidity at work. I really hate when managers try and worm out of things that they said they’d do but now find inconvenient because oh noes, you mean paperwork has to be completed? *grumbles*
Writing went well despite the manager stupidity. I got three chapters of Artifacts of Awareness done. One didn’t have to be split in half—first one so far that was good as it was! :D I came very close to the word count goal, too, only about 500 words off it.
Sensory Alterations has been posted to my POD supplier. I should get the email saying its okay (or not) by tomorrow sometime which means I’ll be able to get it up on Smashwords and Amazon right after that. I’ll post over here when its up so everyone knows that its available.
I managed to get my computer and printer transferred to the smaller table in my office but there’s still quite a lot left to clean up. I’m getting there though. By Friday it should all be ready for the furniture people to put up my new loft bed, at which point I can set up my desk and organize this place properly. *cheers*
Mostly now, though, I’m tired. Fury tends to exhaust me, especially when its over stupidity being directed at me. The cold that I was afraid I was catching seems to have retreated, thankfully. I’m going to keep trying to beat it off so I don’t get sick.
Don’t expect a goodnight post tomorrow. My hubby and I will be going out after work so I don’t think I’ll get on the computer when I get home.
For now though, Goodnight everyone! I hope you all had a better day than me and I offer hugs for those who didn’t. *snuggles everyone*
…it’s good that I’m at the big torture sequence in Artifacts of Awareness with Kennet being a snarky, impatient, obnoxious asshole.
Because I am soooooo in the right mood for that right now.
(See my previous ranty posts for why)
It’s either that or writing full-on kinky-bad-wrong smut and right now that’d probably end up bloody, ansty and the wrong sort of mean to be hot. Pure torture is better at the moment.
Which says something about my feelings about work right now.
I think I need to get the hell out of here. *checks clock* Half an hour to go. Thank fucking God!
But at least I’m about 1/2 done with editing the novel, depending on how much the later chapters grow during the editing process. Current chapter count is 17 of a projected 34 (to maybe 44-46 chapters), with 12,000 words added so far.
*goes off to torture Kennet while he laughs in the face of his torturers and pisses them off like the big idiot that he is*
Work is entirely too slow and boring today. >.>
*may or may not be procrastinating doing certain jobs that I hate doing*
*goes back to work*
I got home (with pizza), sat on the couch and all my motivation drained right out of me. *sighs*
So. No computer, no writing, just TV and pizza and bath.
I did manage to hit my lower writing goal for the day so I don’t feel too bad about it. Tomorrow’s another day.
Which is very welcome since I had an audit today (internal so I got to ask questions instead of answer them) which involved climbing up stairs and going all over the factory for an hour. I has tired leg and arms and back. *nods*
The audit was interrupted by a power outage to the computers (supposed to last 15-20 minutes, lasted 2 hours *rolls eyes*). The computers were totally down so I not only didn’t get my audit written up as I prefer I also didn’t get as much writing time as I wanted.
I still managed to get about 1800 words written today, all on the Sight story that’s currently named The Hole Inside. It now has a super-cute gay couple that’s in the ‘Desperate UST/I don’t deserve someone that nice’ stage of courtship. I’m hoping to get some kissing, talking, possibly sex, and a super-nice gesture on the side of Mr UST that brings the two of them together properly. No idea how long the story will end up but I hope to publish it for everyone to read in the last half of May.
Speaking of self Publishing! :D
I have the cover art for the next Matriarchies of Muirin story, Hide and Seek! Its seriously the cutest damn thing ever, bar none. Neme outdid herself on the adorable in this one. I’m going to try and get it posted for everyone to see tomorrow (baring life being stupid-busy).
I’m STILL working to get Fitting In fully approved by Smashwords. I swear to God I’m about to drop kick the whole site. They keep boinking my table of contents. *grumbles angrily* Seriously, I’m on the fifth draft of the story that I’ve uploaded to the when everyone else took it first try. *fumes*
But hopefully tomorrow I’ll have it fully approved and I can finally start the special edition for it. Not that I have the books yet or the bag. The bag has shipped though so that’s a good thing.
Anywho! I’m tired and sore so I’m getting off the computer for the night.
Man, I’m so tired today.
I went to bed at a (semi)reasonable time but I didn’t sleep well. Too many dreams about the stories I’m working on mixing into the Avengers movie in very strange ways.
Today’s going to be a disrupted day. A customer’s coming in to do a half day audit that fortunately I don’t have to be on hand for. It’ll still disrupt things, just not as bad as it might otherwise.
I’m hopeful for making my word count goal (2500 words/day) but…. I plan on leaving an hour early so I can go get the envelopes I need for the special edition.
Which brings up a question:
Special Edition #3: Fitting In will be for a full length book (100,000 words, about an inch thick). I want to do something special for it.
T-shirts with the cover on it seems too difficult to coordinate given that everyone is different sizes and have different tastes in shirts.
But what about a book bag? With an iron-on transfer of the cover? Would anyone like that?
The audit took all damn day. I got 55 minutes of overtime from it, even. But that means that I’m exhausted.
I got 200+/- words written. That’s 2300 less than I wanted but what can you do?
Now I have a bath running so I am getting off the internet and relaxing until bedtime. Sorry for anything I missed!
Goodnight all. *tired hugs*
Too tired to write. Too tired to blog. Too tired to surf the internet—it requires thought and I have no brains tonight.
The Auditor’s class went very well. The second half is always more fun than the first—there’s case studies to dissect in the second half. It looks like everyone passed the test but I still have to grade their tests to be sure.
Now I’m tired and exhausted enough that I’m going to take a long hot bath and go to bed super-early.
Tomorrow there will be more writing. I plan on sending reminders to those who purchased the previous special edition about this one and maybe to finish the next short story.
I may be asking if anyone wants to proofread Fitting In for me. I haven’t heard from my beta. ;_;
But that’s tomorrow. Now it’s bath and bed time. Goodnight everyone!