February, 2015

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What’s Happening

Because I know you’re all dying to know, here’s what’s been going on with me.

The Home Front:

The house is under contract! The inspection happened last week, and nothing catastrophic (the realtor’s words, not mine) was discovered, so I say we dance!

On an unrelated note, is anyone else depressed that this show is ending tomorrow?

Things just might not fall apart this time. Still, I’ll breathe easier in about seven days when there will be no going back on our buyer’s part.

Because the house is under contract, I’m really going to have to move to Florida. I’m really going to have to quit working at The Store. Technically, I stopped working at The Store back in December, but as I didn’t actually leave town, I’ve been going in to help out from time to time because we had a complete Management turn over at the end of last year, and I was the only person who knew how to do a lot of things. And also because I am an OCD-ridden control freak who has a hard time letting things like her job go.

But I’ll have to let them go this time. My new official last day is March 3rd. Let’s see if this one sticks.

In other moving-related news, we’ll be moving in April. But of course we will. This has put my A to Z Challenge plans in peril. I could pre-write and pre-schedule my posts, but I wouldn’t be able to complete the other half of the challenge (the visiting and commenting on other blogs), and I would feel bad if I were to half ass this challenge. I just may have to wait until next year to join in on the fun.

But I am moving from one end of the east coast to the other. That will probably be fun enough. Hmmm. Maybe ‘fun’ isn’t the right word.

The Writing Front:


Here’s a shock: I’m still working on part two of Second Nature. I have two—just two—scenes left to complete before I can safely place part two into the ‘finished’ column. They’re proving to be rather difficult to close out. They’re part of the B story line, and that story line has been giving me the most trouble. I’m fairly certain there’s a major rewrite on this story line in my future. Yay.

My goal is to get through these two remaining scenes, then take a (hopefully) brief hiatus from writing in order to get situating in my new office in my new house. I’m looking forward to once again having a storyboard on my wall, a monitor on my desk, and a chair in front of that desk. The novelty of sitting on a partially-deflated balance ball (swords and balance balls do not mix, in case you were curious) and typing on a tiny netbook screen has run its course. I know people type entire novels on their iPads or other tablets, but I will never be one of them.

The Other Fronts:


Hmmm. I don’t actually have any other fronts. Maybe I should be more upset by that. Or maybe I should use it as an excuse to use this Nick Miller gif:

I do love Nick Miller.

And on that note, I’m out of here. I need to finish up those last two scenes and pack some more books (39 boxes and counting! The moving guys are thrilled.) and possibly some other things too. Thanks for stopping by. Hope y’all have a great day.