May 7th, 2007



Mutter, mutter. I have just finally done what I ought to have done a long time ago, which is remove the solitaire link from the quick links in the start menu. I know it's still on the computer somewhere, but I don't actually know where it's located (do not, for God's sake, tell me) and I think probably not having it available with two clicks will prevent it from being a temptation. I have been screwing around far too much playing that game. :P

I have ordered a print of the HEART OF STONE cover from Chris McGrath, and am told he's working on the HOUSE OF CARDS cover. This makes the idea of revisions a little more fun, knowing there's a cover out there being worked on for the book. :) I think (I hope, I pray to God) that within another chapter or two I'm going to be able to start pulling old material back into the book and only revising scenes and writing some new ones instead of writing entire new chapters at a time. Our anniversary is the 18th. I would really, *really* like to have the bulk of work on this book done by then, but I'm going to have to move a lot faster than I have been in order to accomplish that.

I can't tell if I feel slightly panicked or slightly despairing right now, though I'm not sure one precludes the other.

Back on my head.


I have swum TEN TIMES! I am very proud of myself. I have earned a 10 day pool pass, which is slightly cheaper than paying as you go.

Today I did my 2K straight, just kind of to see if I could. I could. :) The last 500 meters, somebody who could *swim* was in the lane with me. We were about dead even in speed, though I don't know which of us would be faster if we were actually trying. Probably him, 'cause, well, boy. I told Ted this, and he started laughing and laughing, and then making ferocious small dog noises. I think he thinks I'm competitive. :)

I'm engaging in slightly neurotic behavior at the writing computer. I'm all, "Augh! No solitaire! Augh! What do I *do* with myself? Augh! Crap! I guess I better write..." Finished most of a chapter today. o.o

Oh! I got Petite to 30th level yesterday! I got into a group with 37th level missions and rolled through the level, all the while thinking "I really should go write..." Anyway, I mentioned to Ted I'd reached 30th and he immediately logged in to try to get his highest-level character to 31st. *laugh* And he thinks *I'm* competitive? (Actually, he thinks it would be All Wrong for me to have a higher-level character than him, and he's mostly right, but I might have to try to pass him anyway just for the wrongness factor. :))

We're going to see Spider-Man III tonight. Despite lithera's pithy spoiler-free review (there might be spoilers in the comments. It's the first few lines I'm specifically referring to. :)). :)

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