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J is an unpublished author, represented by Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Agency. J's first novel is a YA fantasy horror, regarding a siren who must choose between the haunting life and humanity. J draws on occasion, reads quite often, and is a founding member of the critique group 'Thoughtical Verbosity.'

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beating the 'Crap' out of 'Crap Ton of Stuff to Do!'

As briefly mentioned before, I have been a busy girl.

In the last month or so, I have signed back up for college (technically having never dropped out, but having allowed about a year to pass since my last semester), after having transferred to a new school in the first place.

I have also decided to make the brash and possibly mind-crushing goal of completing Ze Book before the semester starts. This now leaves me with 16 days. Yikes.

I've also been making efforts to get recording going on The Phil Innis Adventures. I haven't made much headway in that area due to my voice actors of choice having strained schedules themselves, but just having it officially on the plate is a nice but stressful change.

What else? Back to drawing, considering painting, working as much as I can so I can not be flat broke, and somehow managing to begin my transformation into a social creature. Because other than going to work, I really don't/didn't get out all that much, save for the odd gad-about with family members. And there's only so much social growth you can get in whilst arguing with a coworker over who has to clean the immense septic time bomb known as the Pan Washer.

Oh, and also, I've been trying really hard to get exercise. On my days off I go to the YMCA, listen to a couple of cheesy old detective radio shows, and run on the elliptical machine. I feel better doing so than not, and hope it'll be the beginning of a real change for the better. I don't have a negative body image. I just want to be more prepared for that one time when I stumble across a bank robbery and have to beat the culprits down with a loosely bolted lamp.

My sister and the Broinlaw are going to Houston for that...fabric market thing that so dominates the lives of many overworked fabric designers (and their spouses) throughout this upcoming week. This has resulted in a hilarious amount of soul-ripping hard work on their parts, and if you happen to be in Houston, dash over to gawk at their undoubtedly amazing booth. Whimper a little and say that you wish you had half their talent. It will make them feel good.

Meanwhile, as I work almost the entire week, the Niece and Nephew will be staying with grandparents in town. Except for the company of the admittedly amazingly affectionate dog, as well as an evening visit from fabulous friend Amber (and more likely than not her charming children), that will leave me alone in the house for about a week.

I'm actually quite excited! With all that lonely quiet, I imagine I can accomplish a lot of writing and various other creative endeavors. Or, you know, spend the whole time watching old episodes of Psych and Leverage. But I'm sure I'll get SOME work done.

Now, for those that care, here is a long video about the semi-recent trip to Mexico (and hopefully the first in a long line of vlogs, if I could just myself motivated to use that stupidly expensive camera I bought):

1 comment:

  1. Seems like a very hectic schedule ahead of you...good luck, girl!