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25 April 2014 @ 02:29 pm
happy day  

“I love you, Mama,” Young Indiana said as we ate lunch, and then leaned over. I leaned over to kiss him and he said, “Ah ah ah! I will do it!” and kissed my cheek.

Pretty hard to be anything other than happy when you’ve got that kind of sweetie boy. :)

Beyond that, however, I’m pleased to report that the agent likes the PADYA proposal, and while we haven’t decided our plan of attack yet, I’m exceedingly glad he likes it and am really looking forward to figuring out how we’ll get it out there. So that’s exciting!

Yesterday I unlocked the Herringbone Braid achievement:
which is a big deal for me, as hair is not one of my natural skills. It only took 45 minutes and 3 tries. :)

Also, my sister took Young Indy away for a few hours yesterday afternoon, allowing me to get started on writing descriptions and detail-work on the Regency. It’s ridiculously slow going right now because it’s all research and learning, so I only added about 100 words in 2 hours. @.@ But I learned some wonderful things, like in the Regency era there were men who wore leggings so tightly they left nothing to the imagination and were referred to as inexpressibles, which I just love. :)

I had ambitions of Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Wretch postings, but I, er, failed. Maybe I’ll get that going next week. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Libellula juliapameladean on April 25th, 2014 06:30 pm (UTC)

Yay agent!

I am very much impressed by the braid. I started trying to learn to braid my own hair, not in any fancy way, just a basic braid, about six months ago. I've achieved a braid that will work while I'm sleeping, but man, it is really hard to get a tidy effect for the daytime. I've started peering myopically at characters on TV who have braids -- and you know what? Their braids are messy! So that's something.

kitmizkit on April 25th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
I'm terribly impressed by the braid myself. :) I can now manage THREE kinds of braids: a standard one, this one, and a Dutch (or inside-out French) braid. I cannot, however, for the life of me do a French braid on my own head. I don't know if I always braid backward from how you're supposed to do a French braid (and hence end up with the Dutch) or if it's just trying to do it behind my own head that makes me do it backward, but I just cannot do it. :)

I have also taken to myopically staring at braids on TV and indeed on random strangers on the street. Most of them are much fancier than I could ever do to myself. :)
Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013pameladean on April 25th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
You must have a higher quality of braids in Ireland. Or I'm looking in the wrong places.

I do everything backwards behind my head. It took me weeks to figure out that my initial braids looked wrong because when I pulled the braid around to the front to finish it, I started braiding in the opposite direction.

Brains are weird. I wonder if there is some crazy exercise one could do to allow braiding in the proper direction from behind one's own head. But it might result in a wormhole or something, you know?

Amberleyamberley on April 25th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
It's never too late to be a Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Wretch!

Also, nice braid.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 26th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
I have been braiding my hair in a regular braid since i was a kid--never did master any of them fancy kinds, though. I am mightily impressed.

Also at the discovery stage on my own new book, and feeling like I am crawling along...

Yay for the agent!