Finally finished out the first week of FT employment. Luckily, ended on a high note rather than a low note, as had occurred earlier in the week. I’m hoping we continue this upward trend. I also hope I get more training, so that when people ask me to do things, I can actually help them. That’d be nice. ^_^

Still trying to figure out the whole weekly schedule thing for keeping up on the household stuff. Did managed to get the whole house tidied up, vacuumed, and mopped today, plus got the dishes all done, so hopefully I’m starting off the week on the right foot.

Halloween was actually pretty quiet for us. We still don’t know the area all that well, so we didn’t really know where to go or what to do. We did get candy just in case the neighbor kids decided to come around, but they didn’t–so now I’ve got 2lbs of DumDums. Mmmmm. Yummy! ^_^ We did watch The Ghost and Mr. Chicken yesterday, which was fun. Plus watched Muppet Treasure Island.

Edit: Andy put up our pictures. ^_^

Writing Stuff

Decided to go with the mood I’ve struck up in this new summary draft, so I managed to make up all the time I’d lost with the last draft.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
6,429 / 21,000
(30.6%)

I’ve also been plunking away at “Mimicry”. I’m going to have to send it out to the contest soon, whether the cold readers get back to me or not. Everyone’s busy this time of year with grad-school, undergrad, and work stuff, so I totally understand them not having the time. I’ve just got to keep moving with it. Edited it some today, and got my primary reader to give the ending another one-over. Tweaked some minor issues. Now I’m reading through from beginning to end in the hopes of smoothing out bumps.

Running up a little against my super-critical interior editor, today. Was doing very well yesterday–felt generally positive about this project and the one that’s currently out, despite being bummed about not producing as much new stuff as I would have liked this past year. Got some new ideas brewing, though, so hopefully with a modified Chekov I’ll be able to get something down. Just feeling out of wack today, though. Hard to feel good about current projects or past ones. Read on the blog that the WotF contest is releasing the Q4 Honorable Mentions tomorrow. Prepping for disappointment–HM is probably my best shot. I think I’d have to be a little delusional to hope for a win, but still–the optimism hangs in there.

Bleh. I’m tired. I need to read and then go to bed.

Advertisements