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01 July 2008 @ 08:35 pm
early morning blog entry  

This is my early morning “warm up the fingers before I start the real writing” blog entry, where “early morning” means about 9:30, which really isn’t very early at all. And it won’t be posted until sometime tonight when I go over to my parents’ house to use their internets. Not the point. *squinchy face*

It boggles my little mind in a turrible way that today is the first of July, and the second half of the year has begun. It’s been an extremely chaotic half-year, and I wouldn’t mind it one bit at all if the second half settled down some.

To that end, let’s see what I’ve got on my plate:

- finish writing CAULDRON BORNE
- write a proposal for THE IMPERATOR’S HEIR (asap)
- finish my “From Russia, With Love” revisions (asap)
- go to ComicCon*
- launch Chance
- hopefully sell & write THE IMPERATOR’S HEIR
- get the next six Chance issues written
- go to MeCon
- go to the Nickelback concert :)
- go to London for a book signing
- go to Octocon
- go to South Carolina to be a teacher how to write
- hopefully go to WFC in Calgary

Oh yes. That looks *much* less frenetic, doesn’t it? *rolls eyes*

While we were unpacking, I discovered pair after pair of cute pants which totally don’t fit me because I re-gained 25 pounds. It is a new month. It is a new house. It is a new town. It is my proclamation that I’m going to stop eating so much damned junk food (which really is my downfall: I love sweets, sigh) and get back into all those skinny pants. There’s a yoga class tonight. I’m going to go to that. So mote it be.

Today I need to write 4431 words, which will get me to 50K on this book.

Here I go.

(and, at the end of the day when i’m actually posting this…)

I only actually wrote about 3K, which isn’t enough, but, well, *shrug*, it’s what I wrote. I’ll try to make up the other 500 words tomorrow. We’ll see. I *did* go to the yoga class, which was invigorating, and…

…and I just got notification that TAKE A CHANCE should be in the July Previews at the end of the month for a September release. ZOMG. This might really be happening.

*If you’re going to ComicCon yourself, and we have not made arrangements to meet, please email me at cemurphyauthor@gmail.com so we can!

miles to Isengard: 61.9
ytd wordcount: 249,900

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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irishkate: Storm prettyirishkate on July 1st, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the weight - and hope you made the word count.

How's ted? And your folks?

Miss you here. See you when you have the book written. (evil grin)
Astres - Kate L.astres on July 1st, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
You're coming to Calgary, maybe?!?!? Eeek! Let me know if you do so I can track you down to sign all my copies of your books :P
kitmizkit on July 2nd, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
It is my hope that we'll be coming to Calgary. I'd really like to go. I'll keep you posted via my blog, at the very least. :)
Pamelajeditigger on July 1st, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Good LORD. I need a nap after reading all that.

Where are you going in SC?
kitmizkit on July 2nd, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
Myrtle Beach! I'm going to be teaching at the South Carolina Writers Workshop at the end of October. :)
Lady Doomlithera on July 1st, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Oooooh!

We should totally meet in San Diego.

*chuckles*
kitmizkit on July 2nd, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
ZOMG! You're going to SDCC?!?! WE HAVE TO MEET UP!

o.o *giggles* *hugs*
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on July 1st, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
I see a great need.

The exercise bike, with twin keyboards instead of handlebars, and a dynamo powering your PC.
kitmizkit on July 2nd, 2008 10:55 am (UTC)
you have seen my keyboard, right?



:)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on July 2nd, 2008 11:01 am (UTC)
(Link slightly malformed)

Indeed, that's my starting point. Now replace the flat seat with a saddle, add a five point harness (because you can't hold onto the keyboards, and we don't want you falling off), and pedals.
kitmizkit on July 2nd, 2008 11:04 am (UTC)
Oh, oop. And I don't seem to be able to edit it, either. Bother. Oh well. :)

*laughs8 Sounds awesome. I want one! :)
T.M. Thomastmthomas on July 2nd, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
You need to meet up with Chris Sims of the-isb.com while you're in SC. Although I'm not sure the world could handle that combination...
kitmizkit on July 2nd, 2008 10:58 am (UTC)
*goes to look at the-isb.com and laughs*
sammywolsammywol on July 2nd, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
Yay! on Chance!!!

Boo on the pants. Perhaps we could do some long distance mutual support on the lose weight by not eating so much crap thing.