Monday, September 24, 2007

Back from Cali

I spent the weekend down in LA, checking on my dad who's in the hospital with another stroke. He's doing okay, relatively speaking.

The only thing I really miss about LA is the gazillion restaurants in close proximity. Otherwise, I rather like it up here in the boonies of Washington, where the hills aren't scorched black and brown and the roads aren't clogged with cars.

I'm going to do revisions on a couple of stories this week, so I can get them out the door. And then I will be concentrating on something new for awhile. I'm also anticipating having a day job again soon--we'll see how that goes.

The new project is novelish length. Possibly a series. (Ack!) The upside is that I can feel good about sinking lots of prep time into it, whereas spending three months ruminating on a short story feels self-indulgent and procrastinatory. The downside is that I haven't written anything that long. Ever. Possibly not even cumulatively, if you added together every story I've ever written.

Let the adventure begin.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sunshine on my Desk

Woe unto me: my days of procrastination are over. My new laptop has arrived.

My old laptop was still in fine working condition, but I donated it to my Mom while I was in Japan (whose computer was held together with tape) in order to get a Dell Inspiron 1521. Why? Because I saw an ad online for it which showed the case in Sunshine Yellow--a color that perfectly matches my car, Buttercup. Is pretty. I like. (Is also sad, I know. But still pretty!)

Added bonus: the keyboard is lovely to type on. I am particular about my keyboards, but I just love the responsiveness and feel of these keys.

Now that I have a computer of my own again, I have no more excuses not to be writing, so a-writing I shall go!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Back from Japan

...where I got a Strawberry Sirotan to add to my collection. More pictures of Japan, plus a fuller report, later.