So I go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning and learn I have calcium deposits in the saliva gland on the floor of my mouth. Of course it’s rare to have it under your tongue. Why not?
So my day was to write, instead I have to go in for oral surgery this morning. ugh. And tomorrow I have little one again, so that day is going to essentially be a non-writing day, even though it isn’t supposed to be either. *sigh*
Have a great day. I hope mine gets a whole lot better.
Okay, so today is gymnastics for Grandma and little one. Hopefully, this will work out. But it’s only temporary. She’ll have to move to an older class without Grandma if she wants to do this. It’s up to 2 1/2 and she’s 2 years, 9 months old. I don’t know why they don’t have it for up to 3. The next class is 3. So what happened to the kids in between?
I finished edits and turned in the Night of the Red Wolf, yay! It’s the new novella in the 10th Anniversary release of Seduced by the Wolf. I also managed to get 2,000 words on Vampire Redemption and 2,000 words on Highland Wolf! And made it to the halfway point on the 4th level of Tower of Time. So today is my non-writing day, though I want to get some more done if I can after little one leaves. She didn’t take a nap on Monday, so I never got writing during that time.
Anyway, I received Night of the Billionaire Wolf proofing, so I have to do that now. *sigh* I’m hoping it won’t make me behind on word count. Vampire Redemption is extra. It’s not my “official” word count requirement. But Highland Wolf is not, so I need to get it daily.
Alright, little one should be here in a few minutes. Off to get ready for an adventure!
Yesterday was a non-writing day, since I had to take care of my granddaughter and we were doing a million things last night, including taking little one to gymnastics to try it out. She was scared, cried, not ready for being left alone with a group of older kids who knew what they were doing.
Did you ever want to do something through your kids? Or did your parents do that to you????
Okay, so I admit when my daughter was five and all the other little girls were in ballet, like I’d wanted to do when I was little but my parents couldn’t afford it, I enrolled my daughter. After a few years of it, she wanted to do tap dance and jazz instead. I didn’t force her on anything. But later, she wanted to do gymnastics. I think she was about twelve, but all the kids had been doing it since they were little. So she didn’t go for very long.
So last night, this was an open session where you could try a kid out on it with kids that were probably about six. There was one new girl who was about 3 and a half, very outgoing. My granddaughter isn’t even three and she’s shy around new people. Instead of taking her to a class of preschoolers where moms sit this out now, Grandmom will be taking her to a 1-2 1/2 year old class where Grandmom (according to my daughter), must wear comfortable clothes to help out. Grandmom does just about everything in jeans, except for swimming. Walks. Hikes. Jeans are my go-to exercise outfit and for everything else.
Wait, Grandmom has to do toe touches? Grandmom has never been able to do toe touches except up to the age of about I don’t know, six? Cartwheels? Forget that. Handstands? Ha! Balance beams, I had cat like balance. Really! Hey, and I could do the monkey bars when no other woman in our mixed group of men and women could cross them during Army ROTC before having our breakfast in the mornings.
Anyway, I am always up for a new adventure. Maybe it will be in a story some time. I’m sure she would have tried some of the stuff if she’d had one of us in there with her, so we shall see. Once we reassured her all the kids were having fun, she wanted to go in and play on the mats, but she was still too scared.
In the meantime, oh, I did manage to get 1800 words yesterday, despite all the running. I actually did some writing sprints of 1000 before she arrived at the house, yay! But now, it’s a day of writing.
Tomorrow, Grandmom is trying out for gymnastics.
Have a super fun, stretchy kind of day! Limber up!
I worked on so many necessary projects outside, weather was gorgeous, that I didn’t get my writing done. I did finish all the edits on the novella, but need to add one more scene and it was too late, and I couldn’t think. Otherwise, once that’s done, I can turn it in.
I managed to add 1,000 at the last moment to the vampire book.
But I did use the extensions on the vacuum to clean the gutters, still working on it. It’s a major job, but I love being able to get it done and not pay someone $60 to do it every couple of weeks! I’m hoping once I get them cleaned out, the pine trees will stop shedding too much more, but if I keep after it, it won’t be that hard to do.
My pavers were falling underneath the fence also, adjoining my neighbor’s and so I picked up some stones to put under them, hopefully that will prevent them from sinking again. That was a job too.
And I was exercising while I was proofing the book, so I did get some things done. Just not all the word count I wanted.
Okay, little one is on her way, and I’m hoping I might get some word count when she takes a nap. Or…not. I got 1,000 words before she arrived. woohoo!
I was sorting through a couple of more closets, trying to organize them more. I took some stuff to Goodwill, stuff I wasn’t wearing, wouldn’t ever wear, stuff I had excessive of-. I used to have 3 bedrooms with 3 beds and now I’m down to two, but still had too many comforters, so figured someone else might enjoy having them. When Hurricane Harvey hit, I donated tons of clothes and linens and blankets and dog beds for the displaced, but I still have too much.
When I went to Goodwill yesterday, they were inundated with stuff piled into mountains and I asked why. Everyone was getting rid of stuff for a tax deduction before the end of the year. They had 200 people and only 2 of them to handle it. lol They average about 10 people bringing in donations a day.
Anyway, it makes me feel good when I get rid of things taking up space when I don’t have as much space as I did before and hope someone else gets some use out of them.
I wrote 3,000 words on Highland Wolf. Had a really fun scene and didn’t want to stop writing. Had another idea for a scene when I woke in the middle of the night. I was having trouble getting into the book, so was writing 2,000 words a day on it and 2,000 on vampire. But once I began to think of fun conflictive scenes, yay!!! On vampire, I wrote 1,000 because I also was starting edits on Red Wolf. So all my goals were met, plus an extra 1,000 on Highland wolf!
Well, except I got a vacuum extension and I wanted to try and vacuum the pine needles out of my gutters. I don’t have a ladder tall enough to reach them now. I gave it to my daughter and son-in-law. I wanted something where I didn’t have to worry about climbing ladders to do the work. So we shall see how it works today.
I’ve been working on word count, still going back and forth between writing on two books and getting 2,000 words on each, getting things done, and playing my game. And playing with pictures occasionally. Creating these take a lot of time, whether they turn out or not. Same with writing books. lol
The frogs and yeti are from Daz3D, the lily pads and some of the koi are from a picture I’d taken, the other koi are from pixelsquid, and grasses, rocks and water, background, individual pieces from Oscraps.
Okay, I’m off to write, play my game, make phone calls, write, play my game, write. Goal is 2,000 words per book. We’re under dense fog advisory this morning, rain later. I love both, as long as I don’t have to go anywhere.
Have a fun day and remember to enjoy the little things too!
The 10th Anniversary of Legend of the White Wolf is coming out next year, and in the story a professor is studying the behavior of a group of people who are searching for Sasquatch. Now my editor said I couldn’t use that in the story because it wasn’t realistic. Wait, this really happened. My mother was taking senior citizen courses and the professor had actually done this. The editor was afraid I was going to say the Sasquatch was real. Silly editor. Only werewolves and jaguar shifters are real. She ought to know that. lol
Now he sure looks real to me.
Legend of the White Wolf
March 31, 2020 Release Date
Okay, I’m off to get busy on something. It is pouring out. I’m glad I didn’t look at the weather this morning. It said it was supposed to be 39, but it’s only around 60. I walked to the mailbox in the dark, started getting dripped on near the end, and now it’s pouring and thundering. I wouldn’t have chanced going to the mailbox if I’d known it was about to let loose. lol
Added 2,000 more to the vampire story yesterday. This morning I’m just trying to get warm, though I need to take out the garbage and the dogs. Yesterday, we had heavy frost on everything and the roofs made it look like it had snowed.
In other news: you just never know where a story idea might come from. I was reading an article about reversing aging by adding certain chemicals to cells. Now, just think of the repercussions of that! Even very old people can rejuvenate their bodies through this process. Not just stop aging, but reverse it! Sounds like science fiction.
Can you imagine all the businesses that would be put out of business? All the new startup businesses that would evolve? Some that would be illegal, trying to sell a product that would be dangerous to users? Or cheaper because the procedure is too expensive? Facelifts are out. Forget the cosmetics that claim rejuvenating ingredients.
Chemical salons would start up and people could sit in the salon chairs to get their chemical treatments and watch their wrinkled skin tighten and become ageless.
But what if you get addicted to it? Like some are to plastic surgery? What if one treatment every year isn’t enough? What if…you went too far. Or it affected people differently. One rejuvenated the right amount, and another became a juvenile.
For the condition in children where they age rapidly, this might be a good way for them to aid them in slowing down or even reversing the process. For the rest of us? Hmmm, could I remember more? Write faster? Have a few more years to finish the millions of books I have on my computer and in my head before I die?