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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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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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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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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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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Sunday Serenity

It’s been forever since I’ve done one of these.

 

 

I have a bucket garden! And my roses are blooming!  What sort of things bring you peace in a world of chaos? For me it’s my gardening. Have a peaceful day, renew your spirit.

 

Be Kind to each other.
~NPhoenix

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Daily Post #5

Life

Mom’s taxi. That sums up the day and the week. I’m tired and grumpy and ready to call it a night. Did have a fun conversation of ‘Oh I lived there!’ With a couple folks in a writer chat. Geekery, all I can say. LOL

 

Writing

Started and restarted the flash fiction only to start something that is going to go longer than 1000 words. Printed out the short story I wrote for the FM anthology Blame It On The Dog. The flash-that-will-not-flash is set in the same universe. I realized that that short, Autumn Storm never got put up as a single title. I think this weekend I’ll dust off my cover-making skills and see if I can do a quick cover that looks halfway decent and put it up for sale sometime niext week. I meant to do that when it came out, in 2014, but then we had a series of family crisis’s crop up.

 

Reading

Nothing atm.

 

Have a great weekend folks!

NPhoenix

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Some things make a post

I’ve drifted to a different social media platform called MeWe which is (imo) ten times better (and safer) that FB. In doing so I’ve found a few writer groups that are very active and it’s kicked my brain into gear.

This is a good thing. I think I was stagnant. New people, new writers to talk to seems to be helping.

  • The patreon is still there, but I haven’t touched it in a while, I’m still on the fence about yanking it down. I keep thinking I need to but… but… I dunno leaving it up, yanking it down, neither option seems to be the right answer.
  • My wattpad is still active too. I was thinking about moving things over it to, I’ve got most of E1 on it and that seems to be what has captured my imagination right now.
  • I’ve got a lot of plans but I’m tackling things one thing at a time instead of my usual multitasking till I burn method.

Anyways, I hope all y’all are doing well. Take it easy all

 

~NP

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Well Ain’t That just Peachy

copy & pasted from the Patreon post. 

 

I’ve been sick, dealing with sick kids and hubs and I come back to BS.
So I see that Patreon dropped a big FU bomb to the people supporting creators under the guise of helping the creators. I don’t like the idea of my supporters, the few I have, being exploited.

I’m still looking into it, seeing as pretty much everyone supporting me is at the $1 level, I want to look into how this will affect you.

I suspect there is going to be a mass exodus of creators from the patreon. I have been wondering what to do about this patreon page, and I think I’ve just had the decision made for me.

Chip in, tell me what you think.

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Sunday Serenity

 

 

It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
– C. J. Cherryh

 

Found these through Thrift Books. Old beloved books I’d lost years ago. So, what are you reading this week?

 

Be Kind to one another. The world needs more kindness. ~NPhoenix

 

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