Getting it Back

This is gonna be a shorter post, mostly because I don’t really have too much to say, here.

I had the urge to read through and edit the new Episode #13 (used to be Episode #8). Between that, doing some reading (on the last of the Leverage novels I mentioned last time), and spending some time on other passing “projects”, I’ve gotten myself re-motivated to look back at Keepers of Balance. Episode #13 is honestly one of my favorite Episodes. I know I’ve gushed before, so I’ll try to avoid it for now, but it really captured what I wanted KoB to be like on an Episode-to-Episode basis.

Anyways, our time to bomb the house is coming very soon–hopefully this Thursday. So that means, depending on how the day goes, I might not get to a Thursday post this week. I’ll be sure to let you guys know on Friday what’s going on.

Anyways, regardless of what happens, I’ll talk to you all again on Friday.

~Arrivederci~

Sunday Something-or-Other

Wow. I dunno if it’s the amount of stress and emotional bullcrap me and the hubbs have been going through (more on that later) or whatever, but I have remembered the reason why I usually try to avoid posting on the weekends. Not only because I usually don’t get much KoB work done on the weekends (despite my best efforts to stay awake after I get home), but also because weekends are usually longer, and more draining on all levels. Ever so often I’ll have an interesting Saturday post (and rarely a Sunday one) but I feel like it’s kinda wasted due to my fatigue.

Above, I mentioned that I usually don’t get too much KoB work done on the weekends. That, sadly, holds true for this week. Today is the first day I’ve turned on my Surface since Friday. However, I discovered when I got home today (which was less than half an hour ago, by the time this post goes up), that I had left both my wireless keyboard and mouse on over the weekend. Oops. Both still work, obviously, but not good for battery life…

Anyways, real quick. I wanna bring up something only because it may interfere with my posting schedule. And because I know a few of the people who read this (and because I yap too damn much), I’m gonna keep it brief (although they may already know what’s up). Our lovely, wonderful, kinda dumb but kinda sweet dog has hit “that stage”. When Niax and I returned home last Thursday, we found him in a pretty bad state, and he hasn’t been able to recover since. Since then, he hasn’t really eaten much, is much less active, and even has a hard time going up and down stairs and beds. We’ve made an appointment with a vet, but…we fear that his time is coming soon. Niax is trying hard to come to grips with things (he…doesn’t handle grief well), and I’m trying to be there for him, keep calm and collected myself, find time to write, deal with work, staving off past memories of my dearly departed cat, trying not to strangle the thing closest to me, dealing with shitty attitudes almost every fucking hour of every fucking day-!!

*takes deep breath*

…It’s stressful. I love our doggo. Not as much as Niax does, but I’ve known him for almost as long as I’ve known Niax. I’m not a fan of dogs, but I do have a fondness for our fuzzball. So I’m trying to remain calm and level-headed, for the sake of our wonderful puppy and my wonderful husband. So, when the time comes, I may be taking off a few days or so to try to help Niax cope with it all.

Aaaand with that said, I’m off. Wish us luck, and with any luck, I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

~Arrivederci~

Damn this heat to hell…

God the temperature skyrocketed. Summer is creeping closer, that’s for sure. Which also means that the Summer Solstice (also known as Litha for Pagans and Wiccans) is only a little more than a week away. Niax and I plan on celebrating next Wednesday.

Anyways, I have good news: I called the Full Sail University Admissions Office yesterday! I have another call scheduled for tomorrow at 3:30. The admissions officer told me about the Creative Writing program and what the online courses will entail…and I’m loving it. I am more than excited to do this.

…my only hesitation is that I already have a hefty student loan out, but I’m tired of letting that paralyze me with fear. I want to continue my education, better myself, and my craft. *exhales* Let’s do this.

In KoB news, editing for Episode #3 is going good. I’m taking my time with this one mainly because I’ve been changing a lot of dialogue between Rachael and her mom. See, this is why I need formal training for my writing. I’m always unsure about what I’m doing is good or not. This is why you just keep writing.

Oh, one last thing before I go. During the last week of the month, Niax and I are heading down to Tennessee for a family reunion. That means you guys won’t hear too much from me that week. I’ll try to keep you guys updated via my Twitter about what’s going on.

~Arrivederci!~

Today? Not too eventful. In the next couple of days, however…

*yawns* Well, my house looks a little cleaner.

My internet’s still out, but I forgot I could use my phone as a hotspot. Once my phone’s charged a little more (it’s sitting at around 26%), I’ll call my provider back and see what the dealio is.

Anyways, work on KoB has been steady. I’ve hit kind of a wall with Episode #3. It doesn’t help that I’ve been writing out the series finale (Episode #30) as well. I already did it once before, but that was a few years ago, and I never truly liked how things played out. This time, I had a better idea for what would happen during the final battle and the aftermath.

I had plans this past Monday to see Wonder Woman, but because money was tight, we decided to see it this upcoming Monday instead. However, I have made plans for myself to see Captain Underpants this Friday. Say what you want, but I was a HUGE fan of the books growing up. It’s been years since I’ve read them. I had the first four books, as well as the two activity books they threw out (which I enjoyed as well). Believe it or not, the series inspired me to draw and write my own stories. My mom refused to buy me any more of the books as they came out, but someday, I’ll have the complete series. When I first heard rumors about the movie, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. I wondered, “Who decided to make a movie dedicated to Captain Underpants, of all things?” I thought it was a joke, at first. Then the trailer dropped. I immediately knew I had to see it. The animation and art style not only look gorgeous, but they are very faithful to the book’s illustrations as well. Ah! I’M SO EXCITED!!!

*composes self* Ahem. Anyways, I will be sure to post a review of it when I get back home. Since I’m going by myself (and since Niax works on Fridays anyways, and he doesn’t want to see it), I’ll probably be going sometime in the early afternoon. I’ll iron out the details when I order tickets tomorrow. So no post tomorrow, most likely, but I will definitely write one up on Friday.

~Arrivederci!~

Not dead, just unpacking

Okay, okay, I know it’s been a few days. We just got the internet hooked up to our house on Friday, and ever since then, I’ve been busy with work, organizing stuff, and unpacking that I simply haven’t had the time/energy to post. I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m okay, and hopefully I can at least get my “office space” set up soon…but there’s a bunch of other things that need to be done in the meantime.

I’ve also, admittedly, been a little busy with a couple of other things I was able to do without the internet. Episode #8 is through with the editing stage, and I’ve been questioning what to do next (I’m a little overwhelmed by this point: so much so, that it’s making my head spin!). I’ve also been preparing my entry for a contest I mentioned the other day, and it’s almost ready. I’ll send it off when I get home today.

In relation to my 1000 prompt challenge for the year, I will be posting the prompts here, so you all can read them, and tell me what you think. But I won’t post this one until I’ve sent the e-mail.

Also…*chuckles* The other day, I bought a game I’ve been wanting for a long time: Pokemon Moon! I’ve been looking forward to this game, and I haven’t been able to afford it until now! For the time being, it’s my stress relief, but in case I find myself getting to pressed or stressed. I also bought a copy of Skyrim, but the game console’s not hooked up yet, so it’s gonna be a while before I can play that.

Anyways, I hope everyone stays warm out there: this Arctic Blast isn’t doing me any favors, that’s for sure.

~Arrivederci!~