September 1st, 2006


thinks to do today

- finish up HoC edits & post research questions here
- laundry
- change the kitty litter :p
- bake a cake or two
- bake bread
- walk dog
- grin like goddamned idiot over the couple pages of roughs ardian sent me for chance 2

I didn't swim this morning. I did, however, walk all over hell and breakfast trying to find bittersweet chocolate in Cobh and completely failed. My sister's birthday cake will have to be semi-sweet chocolate instead of bittersweet. Somehow I think she'll survive. :)

eta: ...okay, livejournal wins, I lose, I don't care. I changed my mood theme to the highly (to me, anyway) amusing Rogue and Gambit theme created by gaueko_izar and in doing so rewrote my color codes. LJ wins. I lose. Maybe later I'll try again. *exasperated look*

several hours later, eta: guess which of these things is not going to get done today... :)

miles to Isengard: 245

a good day

Food photography is not my strength, but I made a flourless chocolate cake today (two, actually), and it may have been the most intense chocolate experience of my life. My god. o.o And so you get a picture of my cake, but I'll be nice enough to put it (and the recipe) behind the Collapse )

And a couple other silly things: the other day I caught Chanti being bad, but cute, and a few days before that, I'd gone to take a nap. Ted had checked in on me, and then about half an hour later came to look again. I'd gotten up to use the bathroom, but I'd been sleeping on top of my sleeping clothes, so he came into the bedroom and said, "Did you *shrink*?!" :) :) :)

My letterer sent me a URL this afternoon that she thought might be useful, a posting from someone whose comic had been accepted at Image, with advice:

1. Find a really good artist.
I cannot stress this enough. If you think your art is good enough, it probably isn't.

This made me laugh and laugh and laugh. :) Mostly because I know that's the biggest problem with submissions, and it's why I've been so bloody obsessed about my artist. You need a good story to keep people coming back in the long term, but you need phenomenal art to get them there in the first place.

Off to Dublin tomorrow to feed my family cake!
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