I got writing done!

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 08:29 pm
me_ya_ri: white lotus flower on green water with reflection in the water (Default)
[personal profile] me_ya_ri
And I finished the witch in the orange tree story. :D It ended up at 5400 words and yup, it's another cute lesbian story. A bit more complicated than some but hey, it was fun to write. I wrote about 2100 of that tonight.

It was another busy day today at work but I'm about 1/3 caught up with the backlog from last week so that's good. I managed to get this week's story preliminarily formatted for publication. Still need to do an author's note and an afterword, create the ebook and POD versions but I can get that tomorrow and Thursday. I should make it no problem.

Steps were a bit low but that's okay. I did well on the food (green chili turned out really yummy today!) and I dug the line around where we're going to put the hot tub so tomorrow (rain willing) I can start digging up the grass. It'll take a few days. I generally only have about 15-20 minutes of light when I get home from work.

Tomorrow's goals are write, get this week's story ready for ebook, exercises, and make gyros for dinner. Sorta. I have the sauce and gyro meat but it'll be on bread because I couldn't find pita. *shrug* Should still be tasty.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
the_future_modernes: a shot of the earth from the perspective of someone on a rock in space (Default)
[personal profile] the_future_modernes
used in women's magazines to reference our bodies various shapes again it will be too soon.
also, fuck shape wear.

re current affairs

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 10:05 pm
the_future_modernes: a shot of the earth from the perspective of someone on a rock in space (Default)
[personal profile] the_future_modernes
i am not supportive of the draft because i do not support the way america uses it's military at all. If I had the choice, i'd repeal drafting entirely. like hell am i interested in upholding empire.
jadelennox: Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Defender of Mexico (politics: norton)
[personal profile] jadelennox

In which your author prioritizes


[personal profile] cnoocy: "I bought the Hamilton soundtrack!"
[personal profile] jadelennox: "Ooh!"
[personal profile] cnoocy: "Oh, and both Galavant season soundtracks."
[personal profile] jadelennox: dopplers away at top speed to play Galavant soundtracks endlessly
[personal profile] jadelennox: wakes up having earwormed "Finally" while sleeping

In which your author wishes Samuel Whittemore were fictionalized in musicals, television, and space opera blockbusters as he truly deserves


I finally switched to Hamilton this morning because I was running late, and I needed music with a high BPM to make me walk faster. And it worked brilliantly, but it was a little surreal when I passed one of the several monuments I usually ignore on my brief walk, which corresponds with a chunk of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.

In which your author discovers the true location of her lines for overwhelming disgust


This is the story where [personal profile] jadelennox:

Hears Donald Trump bloviating in the background of the loudly playing news on the public-space television.
Shrugs, tunes him out.
Hears Wolf Blitzer's dulcet tones in the background.
Shrieks quietly in despair, turns on music as fast as possible.
the_future_modernes: a shot of the earth from the perspective of someone on a rock in space (Default)
[personal profile] the_future_modernes
why on earth is this feeling, this acknowledgement only JUST NOW occurringto me?

Because my early education taught me that artists were special creatures that had mystical talent, and that I was NOT one of those. Which was fine, I had other abilities. But it also installed some hangups that i am only now beginning to notice, let alone untangle. Interesting. What I need to do is track the work that I am doing on that as well, tho. Not sure how yet. Hmm.
the_future_modernes: a shot of the earth from the perspective of someone on a rock in space (Default)
[personal profile] the_future_modernes
Its a positive name. Her child is the Future. What the hell is wrong with that? Respectability politics is narrowminded conservative and boring as fuck.

acquired: girl scout cookies

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 03:34 pm
the_future_modernes: a shot of the earth from the perspective of someone on a rock in space (Default)
[personal profile] the_future_modernes
initial tasting: samosas

verdict: hell yeah!

ongoing emotion: enthusiasm for moar!

Poem: "The Power of a Touch"

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 01:03 pm
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This poem is spillover from the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] shiori_makiba, [personal profile] janetmiles, LJ user Paantha, and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "platonic" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest, the "injury" square in my 1-1-16 card for the Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir fest, and the "nonsexual intimacy" square in my Wordsmith Bingo card. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem includes some intense topics.  Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  There are trust issues, emotional angst, physical abuse, other hints of past trauma, delicate interpersonal negotiations, messy medical details, ambivalent feelings about touch, and other challenges.  If these are sensitive matters for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

Read more... )

Should Politics and Disability Mix?

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 12:45 pm
[personal profile] jazzyjj
My answer: No they should not! Now leave me the fuck alone and let me finish lunch!

(no subject)

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 12:06 pm
telophase: (Default)
[personal profile] telophase
Program books are here. Guess it's a con!

(no subject)

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 09:06 am
the_rck: figure perched in a tree with barren branches (Default)
[personal profile] the_rck
I had more reflux trouble last night, but I realized this morning that the problem was not what I ate but rather the fact that I completely forgot my bedtime medications. My body is used to ranitidine at bedtime, and not taking it has predictable consequences. (I also missed my Tamoxifen and Singulair. I think it’s reasonable to take those now given that it’s about fifteen hours to when I’ll take them next.)

Unfortunately, this means two nights in a row of less sleep than I would normally get, so I’m kind of dragging at the moment. I’ve got an hour before I need to call the cab to get to PT, and I’m seriously considering more coffee. I got four or five hours of sleep Sunday into Monday (depending on how one counts the hour while Cordelia was getting ready for school when I tend to be half to three quarters awake but still in bed) and five or six hours of sleep last night.

Scott had an awful day at work yesterday. He came home, sat down, and fell asleep. If I hadn’t prepared dinner, there wouldn’t have been food until after the point when I could safely eat. I browned some ground turkey and added Alfredo sauce. We used that to make sloppy Joes, and I found a package of sugar snap peas that we could eat without cooking.

I actually have no idea what I did with my day yesterday. Time passed somehow, a lot faster than I expected it to, and I have no idea where it went. I’m sure I did something with it, but… Well.

I’m trying to decide what to do about clothes for PT. I’ve been wearing thin nightgowns under the compression pad and bra, and the shortest nightgown I’ve got comes down to mid-thigh, so it’s quite visible that I’m wearing something of the sort, even when I have a shirt on over everything. So I’m weighing the moderate increase in comfort versus the definite odd appearance in terms of how I’d be dressed. I’m not sure how much I care that people in the PT waiting room will see me dressed strangely. Going through the hospital on the way to and from my appointment, I’ll have a coat on that comes down nearly to my ankles, so what I’m wearing will be less obvious.

Today's word count: 2350 approx

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 02:36 am
the_future_modernes: a shot of the earth from the perspective of someone on a rock in space (Default)
[personal profile] the_future_modernes
So weekly total is 5278.

YES!!!!!

So as you noticed, i skipped a few days cause it was hard going and I didnt wanna and i told myself today after procratinating all day that i didnt have to, i could drop the projects and choose to do something else.

And... that seemed to work? I was able to choose... to get to my total for the week. I am so proud that I chose to do the thing. It also helps that Daniel Jose Older wrote an article that said basically dont beat yourself up if you just just make your writing goal some days. Writing Begins with Forgiveness: Why one of the most common pieces of writing advice is wrong

On my off days, I’d get up as early as I did when I had to be clock in somewhere. I’d get my ass into the chair by nine or ten and try to knock out my first thousand words by lunch. Some days, I didn’t. Other days, I’d get all two thousand done by eleven AM.

And on other days, I didn’t write a single word. Yes, it’s true. Why? Sometimes, it’s because I was busy being alive. Other times, it’s because the story I was working on simply wasn’t ready to be written yet. As writer1 Nastassian Brandon puts it: “if you’re writing for the sake of writing and not listening to the moments when your mind and body call out for you to take a break, walk away and then return to the drawing board with new eyes, you’re doing yourself a disservice.” And that’s it exactly. I’ve spent many anxious, fidgety hours in front of the blank screen, doing nothing but being mad at myself. Finally I figured out that brainstorming is part of writing too, and it doesn’t thrive when the brain and body are constricted. So I take walks, and in walking, the story flows, the ideas stop cowering in the corners of my mind, shoved to the side by the shame of not writing.





I had a couple of off days. But I came back and wrote. And the ideas flowed easier. And I am VERY VERY proud of that. Cause this time last year? Not much was being done, thats for sure. I am not sure if I had even started to write anything yet. So THREE CHEERS FOR ME!

Poem: "Touch and Come"

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 02:25 am
ysabetwordsmith: Two smiling women; Kelly is blonde and Dale is brunette (walking the beat)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This poem came out of the February 2, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] aldersprig and Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "candlelight" square in my 1-23-16 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Walking the Beat.

Note: This poem consists entirely of hawt lesbian action. If that's not something you're into, you can skip it without missing any of the serial plot. They're married, everyone already knew they're having sex.

Read more... )

Wheels: Nervously Waiting

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 06:25 am
davidgillon: My wheelchair. Cheap and heavy.... (Wheelchair)
[personal profile] davidgillon

I stumbled across a rather good 5yo titanium 'chair for sale on ebay at the end of last week, with about £1000 worth of extras on board, say £3000 to buy at current prices. I wasn't looking with intent to buy there and then, more idle interest while otherwise bored, but that was a good enough chair, and close enough to the configuration I've been planning on that I would have been stupid not to bid. So I checked it out with [personal profile] kaberett and we agreed it would definitely suit me as an interim main 'chair/long term spare,

I worked out what I was willing to spend, put a bid in, and was the leading bidder right up until about 90 seconds before the auction closed, when someone pipped me. I upped my bid a bit, but they instantly outbid me, and I wasn't about to get into a bidding war with someone's clearly pre-emptive strike, so I let it go. Someone got a bargain for £560. :(

But that did clarify in my mind that I want a rigid-framed chair sooner rather than later, my current non-rigid chair is almost a pastiche of what a good chair should be (I've taken to referring to it as 'the clown chair', that's it in the icon). So I was poking at several different auctions over the weekend, trying to find a chair that met my requirements for a reasonable price. Nothing quite fit, too small a seat, too far away to collect, and so on. Then I checked again Monday morning, as I couldn't sleep, meaning to have another look at the Quickie GPV with the too small seat and figure out if there was a way around that/if I could tolerate it, and found two new GPVs had gone up last night, both with Buy Now prices (and blue frames, not purple, definite plus - c.f. my accidentally purple laptop). I checked a couple of details with the vendor, the front castor set-up is a little weird in the pictures, but that's reconfigurable, and the tyres were caked with mud, making it impossible to tell the state of the tread, but the answers were positive (nearly new tyres), and so I'm now the owner of a GPV.

It's not as good a chair as the one I first bid on, aluminium rather than titanium frame, and without all the extras, but it is about £1400 worth of rigid chair for £250 including postage, which is less than I'd have to pay for one of the mass-market non-rigids. And so now I'm waiting for delivery (probably for the end of the week, depending on when the vendor gets it couriered), and of course the damned brain weasels are circling, throwing out scenarios for everything that could go wrong. But hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a chair that will do a reasonable job of meeting my needs until I can persuade Wheelchair Services to give me the precise configuration I need, or at least give me enough of an assessment I'm confident enough to go pay full price to buy it privately.

Polls

Tue, Feb. 9th, 2016 12:03 am
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
 All three polls are up in LiveJournal: free epic, half-price sale, and general fund.

January 2016

S M T W T F S
     12
34567 89
10111213141516
171819 20 212223
24252627 282930
31      

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags