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17 April 2008 @ 06:16 pm
sooooooo envious  

Approximately half the known world, or at least half my known world, will be in New York this weekend for Comic Con, and I am *so* envious. Sadly, though, we didn’t win the lottery yesterday, so we’re not jet-setting off the the Big Apple. Maybe next year…

I guess I got up too early. I was exhausted before I did anything, and then the cats sat on me when I sat down to write, and they emitted sleep rays, and I succumbed. Ted got up before I’d entirely fallen asleep, and suggested I go to a cafe and write longhand, which idea I followed through on, because I clearly needed something to shake myself up a little, not to mention to keep myself awake. I got about five pages written, then met Ted for lunch and followed it up with glasses-shopping with Kate, then went to the library to try to work some more.

The library, it turns out, is not a good place for me to go to work. There are all of these *books* there, and even if I’m not especially inclined to read them right now, they’re not very well alphabetized. *twitch* *twitch* *twitch* I got another page and a very little done, and was horribly bored with the story, so slogged toward home, hoping the walk might shake an idea or two loose. It did, so I got another page done and know where to pick up tomorrow. I’ll probably type it tomorrow and see if I can’t just charge on from there.

ytd wordcount: 165,100
miles to Minas Tirith: 277.4

(x-posted from the essential kit)
sammywolsammywol on April 17th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Fancy a coffee rendezvous tomorrow. Perhaps the park to go with ideas shaking walking? I too have many things I should be doing instead so let's shake loose together.
kitmizkit on April 17th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
At what time? I suspect morning might be better for you, but afternoon is almost invariably better for me (it means I get more work done)... :)
sammywolsammywol on April 17th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Depends whether you want to share me with one or two children. Unless it is howlingly horrible weather then the afternoon is fine for me so long as you don't object to conversing - except for tea breaks - while following a toddler round and round and round. I had a playdate yesterday with irishkate and realized how much I NEED to do this sort of thing.
kitmizkit on April 17th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Nah, I don't mind sharing your attention with children. :) The afternoon would be great, then. Um. I usually take a break from around 2-4, so somewhere in that time period...?
sammywolsammywol on April 17th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Shall we say the park cafe in Fitzgerald Park at 2? and if it is too horrid then we'll talk tomorrow?
kitmizkit on April 17th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
It's a date!
omegaromegar on April 17th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
hmmm glancing at my bookshelf, its a good thing i can ignore those OCD twitches A Next to T is never good
kitmizkit on April 17th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
Man, me, I alphabetize my *to be read* shelves. Not just the already-read library, but the TBR! I'm a little obsessive. :)
rfrancis on April 17th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
As usual, I avoid travel, and will not be at any such thing. It'd be tempting to get to SDCC this year to meet some Pendant types, but not likely at this point -- maybe next year. Maybe not.

I don't understand why everyone doesn't just come to me, really.
kitmizkit on April 17th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I hope I'm going to SDCC this year. you should go. :)

And: Because you live in Oklahoma, dude. :)
rfrancis on April 17th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Must I remind you that it's AWESOME here?

SDCC would require me to (a) be willing to travel by airplane (b) have crash space (c) have time to be away from work for basically a week other than the car trip I'm already planning to take and (d) be willing to stick mamamoira with the kids for said week. In order, that's decreasingly likely, not the case, not bloody likely, and hard to justify.

Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on April 17th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Any of *your* books there? I'm just curious.
kitmizkit on April 17th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
No. I checked. :)
Kate Kirbykirbyk on April 17th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Dude, then donate some. You get copies, and what better place for one than the local library of the author! I know I'd be thrilled as a kid if I'd checked out a book, and it was signed "To my local libary in ____. Go Ireland!" or something, by the author.

Especially for the niche you're in, libraries are a great place to pick up new readers. I mostly buy now, but when I was a kid, the library was my friend. (Mostly school libraries, since I didn't live within biking distance of the city public library, but I _would've_ lived there if I could've gotten there.)
Brian: Bunny: Yay!logrusboy on April 18th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
...and even if I’m not especially inclined to read them right now, they’re not very well alphabetized. *twitch* *twitch* *twitch*

Awww! We share a psychological disorder! I'm so proud!!

Wait.... Did you actually fix any of them or at least pull them for the staff to handle? If not, we aren't OCD buddies after all.
kitmizkit on April 18th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
I didn't, because I really was trying very hard to get work done. :)
Brianlogrusboy on April 18th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Close enough. Yay, we're OCD buddies!