Jul
2018

New Beginnings

So we moved. Bigger house, better neighborhood, an actual yard we can use and not worry about the kids breaking their necks on the steep hill.

I have an actual office space, not my bedroom, and large garden area outside. There’s a nicer kitchen, and overall it’s a definite improvement over the last place.

We can be happy here. It’s not just a house, it’s a home.

We also found patches of black mold in the old place, after we moved everything out. I’ll tell the old landlord when I give her back her keys.

It’s freeing, like shaking off useless baggage. I feel able to function.

So. I’m rebooting the daily blog posts, starting with this one. I’m quite pleased at how long it went last time.

Writing; I’ve been unpacking and organizing. I haven’t really been physically writing, but with the move has come a surge of ideas, and dreams.

Movin & Groovin; I’m more active here. For a number of reasons. To the point my knees are complaining. ? damn you body. But thats okay. I’ll get past that. Lol

Reading; just the covers of books I’m unpacking

Time to get crackin. Figure out a game plan. This has been a stressful but great move.

Be Kind to each other ~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Fly by post

Ok, so apparently the web server/website host had a crash a few days ago. OPPS

 

I swear I didn’t do it.

 

Update on everything.

Streak is broken, but for good reason. I can’t go into it right now but things are GOOD and looking better. I may be offline for a bit while I adjust stuff. But I should be back by mid july if not sooner. Trying to get my phone to connect with the website so I can continue my daily posts. I’m having issues with that. It’s amusing, probably user error. Oh, wait… fixed it. Ok, so posts via phone. We’ll see how this works.

Actual writing has ground to a halt *sigh* BUT my brain is chugging out ideas and I’m note-taking. I hope all of you are having a fabulous summer. This has got to be one of the nicer summers(depression wise) in recent memory. And it’s only getting better. Take care, be kind to each other. I’ll hopefully have an update with actual news news here in a week or so.

NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily Blog Post #25

Damnit this was supposed to go up a couple of days ago. I’ve been caught up with kids and… kids adventures breaking into swimming pools. Don’t ask, it’s hilarious and stupid and all I can say is TEENS! *rollseyes*

In other news a pal of mine released this new book. Guys, go get it, it’s got a talking cat in it. Really fun.

 

I’m about to start typing with my forehead. I know, I broke the streak, but I’ll keep going.

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Jun
2018

Daily Blog Post #23

Life: the cough is easing up, I’m not quite as spacey as I was yesterday. Played far too much Fallout 4 though. Working  my way through the Nuka World DLC . It was a nice relaxing day, I got stuff done (vehicle stuff), and I rested. And oh a little bit of gardening too.

Writing: None. However I’ve been fiddling with the cover issue and I decided to reach out to a gal who does covers and commission one for her. I just don’t have the brain cells to do my own covers. All of them need to be updated. She does good work so I figure she’s the right choice. Something to mention, to fellow indi authors, hiring out is not a bad thing. Recognize when you need help.

 

Reading: just the fallout 4 survival handbook.

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily Blog Post #22

Life: The cold has ramped up. I’ve been hacking up a lung. Not sure if it’s a cold or allergies or a combination of both. Either way I spent the day snuggling with little people and watching science shows.

 

Writing: been trying to write out a scene for E3 but I keep losing my focus.

Will try to go to sleep and write more tomorrow.

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily Blog Post #20

Life: It was a laid back monday. Did more gaming than I should have. Hubs, who works out of town for weeks at a time, came home earlier than I expected (YAY!) but it’s also kinda distracting. I’m usually up late and well… he has to get up for work about my usual crawling into bed time.

Writing: … lets not talk about this right now LOL. I’ll be up early to write tomorrow.

Reading: Does my Fallout 4 Survival Guide count? LOL

Politics: Net Neutrality is officially over. The Orange Cheeto has managed, again, to embarrass us. And ICE. Holy fuck I can barely go to FB at the moment. I’m sickened by what my country is turning into, and I’m exhausted by it all. Which isn’t helping the whole depression shit either.

Resist and Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily Blog Post #19

Life: Just chillin with the children. Planned to do some gardening stuff but thunderstorms changed that plan. Instead we just watched a lot of spongebob. Still recovering from yesterday’s loooong day.

Writing: Wrote a scene then deleted it. It didn’t work. Was going to tackle a second version but I think it’s going to be a (sorta) early night.

Reading: nada

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~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily Blog Post #16

Last night I laid down to read, and promptly fell asleep XD OOPS!  But that won’t stop me from getting the next blog post up.

Life:  More errands. of course. And catching up on some sleep.

Writing: Cracking down on myself today. Not much yet, but the night is young.

Reading: The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith. (Am I the only one who keeps reading Wesley as Weasley?)

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Blog Post #15

Life: Errands and chillin with the kids. It was cool today. Like literally, I was sitting under a blanket LOL. There was something else but I’m drawing a blank. Kinda laid back day.

Writing: Currently tapping away at E1 ch 39. I’ve restarted this about four or five times, and something’s just not meshing, and I’m not sure if I’m overthinking (which I do a lot) or if there’s something I’m missing.

Reading: nada

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~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily post #13

Life:  Post sick fatigue. You don’t want the nitty gritty.  I did have some fun this evening when the 12, 16 and 17 year olds decided to crinkle up all the paper from the last semester in the middle of the living room, then loaded it all into a tall laundry basket and took it out to the bar-b-q to burn. I was torn between telling them to not, or just advise them how to do it without risking any spreading embers (growing up in CA makes me wary of fires)  I chose the latter. Why not? They’re responsible, they had a stressful last semester at school, and they were having fun crinkling it up and throwing it at each other. Why ruin that? I watched, nothing got out of hand but happy was had.

Sometimes it’s tough balancing what you know is expected of you as a parent and what you feel is right. They wanted to release the tension of the year in an almost ritualistic burning of the hated papers. Ok so having the twelve year old swan dive into the pile and shaking the house was a bit aggravating, but at the same time it was funny. It was building memories together, laughing and letting off steam. I’m unconventional as a parent, to put it mildly. LOL (besides I can use this in a story!)

oh and I lost 2lbs in about a week! I have a lot more to go, but it’s a good start.

Writing: I’ve been rereading old stories, some finished, some not. The ones I really find annoying are the ones where I stopped mid sentence (sometimes mid word). A look at the date I last worked on it usually tells me this was a kid/life interruption. I do wish I’d gotten back to some of them, not sure where I was going with things LOL

Reading: Just my own stuff.

TV: I have been watching shows on plate tectonics and geology. It’s feeding a bunny, but I’m not sure what.

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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Jun
2018

Daily Post #11

Life: I slept off and on most the day and hung out with the kids. Today was the last day of school and it was pretty low key compared to yesterday.

Writing: scribbling out a new idea to get it to shut up

Honestly this is just a filler post. I’m sleepy and not very wordy over here.

 

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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May
2018

Daily Blog #10

Life

Well now things are pretty weird. so I’ll bullet point this and try to expand on it later this week or maybe this weekend.

  • Son’s appointment at pulmonary went well, a suspicious ‘lump’ they saw in his chest xray a year and a half ago is now gone. No more of those appointments.
  • A ball python who had escaped her tub about a month and a half ago was found, rushed to vet after determining she has a respiratory infection. She apparently ate something she shouldn’t have during her adventures and…. well…

    I find this absolutely fascinating. She has meds to try to help get her guts moving, and antibiotics to combat the respiratory infection. I’ll be keeping a close eye on her. I thought she was a gonner, but she’s alive and despite her odd snacking I’m ecstatic about this.

 

Writing

I actually scribbled out some E1 and E2 stuff but I’ll have to transcribe that tomorrow.

 

Overall today was an adventure. A great big adventure. But I am glad it’s nearly over.

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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May
2018

daily blog pot #9 -Repost

It seems the internet ate it last night when I posted it. -.-

Life

Kids are nearing the last day of school. Today I tweaked a few words on the latest rewrite chapter of E1 and watched a lot of ‘Worlds Worst disasters’ on Netflix. Weird *I* watched TV [insert ominous music]. And I ran teens around. Because, of course I did, that’s what mom does, right? Mom’s taxi at your service! bleh.

Writing

Tweaking with words in E1, unclunkifying that chapter. I need to sit down and really saturate brain with the chapter so I can straighten it out. But for some reason brain is doing the butterfly thing again. This is very annoying.

Reading

Does rereading my own work count?

 

 

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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May
2018

Daily Blog Post #8

Life

Nothing like breaking your website first thing in the morning LOL. But it got fixed, thanks to the wonderful tech support at my web host, verve. If you’re looking for someone to host your website, these folks are great. Anyways, I’ve had a relaxing day for the most part. Hope y’all have also.

Writing

Actually I’ve been doing editing on The Fallen as my brain is still bouncy and sieve like. Not sure why.

Music

Pentatonix tonight.

 

Reading

None

 

Be Kind to each other
~NPhoenix

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