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11 May 2006 @ 08:35 pm
daily grind  
I got started an hour late today, so by 3pm I only had 4100 words. Then, most awfully, I noticed it was only another 1100 words to 20K on the book, so obviously the day's goal was not 5K, but 5200 words. And at 3pm I *reaaaaaaalllllly* didn't feel like writing anymore. So I came downstairs to log on and whine, and found that Ted had sent me a copy of the Rogue poster for X3.

(I am despondent. My hair is nowhere near long enough for X3 Rogue. It wasn't even before I cut the damaged stuff off the bangs.)

However, it was an excellent poster to make my Rogue X3 Take A Stand graphic with, because I was deeply bitter that they had Storm and Angel and Phoenix but no Rogue, and I had a good positive/negative for her. So I made the icon that is currently displaying on this entry, and I am inordinantly pleased with it. I have not made an animated graphic since 1999, I'm pretty sure. I was somewhat amused to discover the technology hasn't changed.

Anyway, so I had this plan: I was gonna do the icon, write my words, get Ted to cook dinner, and dye the not-streaked part of my hair darker brown.

Except it took an hour and a freaking half to do the icon.

Much of this time was spent trying to find a frakking gif animator that didn't cost me money to use (thenomain came to my rescue) and then I realized I'd made the whole thing 125x125 instead of 100x100 and I'd only saved them as gifs so I couldn't just tidily shrink them without screwing up the look of the font, and then it was 50k and LJ only lets you have 40k graphics, and...

By the time I got it done Ted had already cooked dinner and I was on my way to eat and I hadn't written a single more word. Dinner, however, was insanely yummy and I gobbled it all down post haste and then went back to writing, feeling much better about everything.

And I hit 20K.

And I dyed the none-striped part of my hair darker brown (in fact, wet, it looks *black*, so I'm pretty curious about what color it's going to be dry) and I'll go have a pro do the stripe blonde on the 24th or so, and it'll be fun even if it's not long enough.

And I walked the dog, so I'm not a total failure as a human being.

Life is good.

ytd wordcount: 168,800
miles to Isengard: 37
 
 
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rfrancis on May 11th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
My livejournal icons aren't very good. And I paid actual money for extra slots and everything. It's sad.
kit: x3mizkit on May 12th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC)
I'm one or two icon spaces short of having to pay actual money for extra slots. I'd been going to a couple months ago, but then they went and did the extra icons for paid accounts thing and I've only just almost run up against my limit of those.

But now I've got a gif animator. The world should tremble at my feet!