Dude, Where's My Muse?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


the workshops this month. One has been extended into November by a week so that gives me a little more breathing room but four of them are wrapping up this week, and three of those I just happen to be a bit behind in. Need to put in a few hours tonight and try to catch up on at least two of them.

In the website workshop, we were working on headers. I can't find an image I like for mine so I'm leaving it with the default moon image right now till something clicks. Maybe I can do something when I get my cover images one of these days. Also realized I *might* need a tagline. Added that to the ever expanding to-do list.

Actual writing this month isn't that much. Spending some time rewriting scenes for certain classes. A few I'll keep and put in the next draft, but some of them I'm afraid I'm losing my voice in, so we'll see what happens with those. I get what we're supposed to be doing with the layers and all, but I'm also starting to think it might lose what's really going on in the scene.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Free photo print from Zazzle

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some things done...

Managed to get caught up in 2 of my workshops yesterday/today. Did the writing assignments and posted. One we had to strip down our writing down to a 'bad writing' level, just bare bones. That was a way more painful assignment then I'd ever imagined. Between choosing a scene that would work and then stripping it down, a three page scene went down to about one and a half. I saw a few places in the 'original' where I can go back in and add some layers, so made note of that then posted both pieces. Looking forward to seeing what she says.

The other one I posted last night in the weapons for writers course. We had to take a weapon from the lesson and apply it to a scene in our WIP, so I gave my heroine the keychain that doubles as an alternative to a set of brass knuckles and it actually turned out pretty good. So I think that scene will be making it into the story :) And I had an aha moment on why she'd be carrying the keychain in the first place, means more rewrites in the revision but I think it'll work well.

I still need to figure out if I get Works back in an application recovery on the old hard drive. Most of my old manuscripts are in works format because that's all I had when I wrote them. When I upgraded, no works on the new drive which equals a whole load of stuff I can no longer access on here. Eeks!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

So much work to do

Feeling a little stressed right now. Was already behind in my workshops this month because of the whole hard drive install issue and now had some more things dropped in my lap. Today has literally been filled with head hitting the desk moments. There is so much to do it's overwhelming and not having a 100% working computer isn't helping that much.

I think I'll make a to-do list and try to go through it one at a time. Maybe then I won't be so overwhelmed. It's definitely worth a try, right?

On the good side, I did get a handful of things accomplished this week:

Purchased domain names
Installed wordpress on said domain name #1
Slowly working on getting that semi installed.
Printed lectures I'd missed in the workshops and managed to read/do assignments in more than half of them
Backed up old hard drive
installed new hard drive
installed office on new drive

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Weekend Plans

October is rushing along. Monday is Thanksgiving, which is so hard to believe. Makes me almost look forward to January.

My big plans for the weekend are new drive in the computer since the old one is acting up. Upgrade to Windows 7 which I'm not really looking forward to at all. Looks like a hassle and I actually like Vista. Also need to catch up on my homework from the writing workshops and try to research web hosting since the website workshop is up to the domain and hosting stage. Lots of varying answers on the web hosting thing. Of the two domains I want, the .ca one got sold. I knew I should have grabbed it last year and the other name is gone to in the .com version so I think I'll use the - in between the first and last names, since that one actually is available.
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Monday, October 03, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

October is going to be really, really busy. Maybe I should have planned better. :)

Not only did I sign up for a few workshops that started yesterday and today, but there's at least three more I want to take that start within the next two weeks. One on websites, that means I need to finally get a domain name which equals deciding pen name or no pen name (so debating back and forth on that one) along with homework in the others already. Plus there's new products I need to put through on zazzle, almost two dozen of mom's latest sketches to scan and tweak and at some point replace the hard drive because I had another boot error yesterday. That is what I'm seriously not looking forward to.

Its almost enough to make me look forward to November. :)

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