Catching up

So… I’m back to writing Fracture, LOL I’ve given into the fact that it’s a much longer story that I planned, and because of that I can also give into the general explosion of plot bunnies this story has generated. I’m still not certain whether it’s a 50/60k novel or 3 novellas. But now I’m officially half way through. I’ll write it and see.

My kidney pain has subsided, for the most part. I’m still getting the odd twinge. My ability to stay awake has seriously deteriorated though! Taking the hobbits to school and pre-school has me exhausted. Now what used to be writing time has turned into sleeping time *sigh*

I also had a release this week. It’s part of a winter anthology from Freya’s Bower.

Winter Gift

A Winter’s Gift by Kim Rees
Siobhan Kerr has been dumped. Again. She has no clue why her love life is such a disaster. Mr Right is too often Mr Wrong. So she does what she always does when she screws up… she runs home.

Her friend Ethan Jacoby, is waiting. However, Ethan has his own agenda as he faces yet another of Siobhan’s collapsing relationships. And with the help of an ancient temple, he plans to prove to Siobhan that the right man is closer to her than she ever believed possible…

Buy it here

And go here for an excerpt.

One final thing I’ll be doing today…hunting for screen caps for Stargate Atlantis’ Miller’s Crossing. When I find them and post, you’ll see why… *smirk*

Appointments away!

Made it to the doctor this morning, just about on time. It decided to rain heavily just as we left the house. Luckily Samwise’s Benji Bear was in a plastic bag and Frodo’s three dinosaurs were in my pocket. Benji Bear is a reward toy from Samwise’s pre-school. Samwise has him as an almost permanent attachment to his left armpit *sigh*

So we ended up with an optician’s appointment for Samwise in early January, via the NHS’s ‘choose and book’ scheme. You’re supposed to be able to do it online. The GP pointed out that only 3 people had actually managed this that she knew of, lol. Though this isn’t surprising as it’s not supported in Firefox or Safari…obviously it’s IE all the way! *grrr*

Frodo’s MRI she’s sending a letter for and talking to the Paediatrician. I have to call back in three weeks as the requests often go astray in the hospital system. Hopefully, he will get an MRI as simple observation and testing doesn’t seem to be getting the professionals anywhere fast. Might be the first time they can actually work out what Frodo’ss thinking 😉

On the Sven front. I was a bad monkey. I wrote 300 words yesterday and stopped to work out the rest of the plot. It’s the final act – odd the way this story has fallen neatly into a 3 act structure. Unfortunately, I fell asleep till…well…this morning. So I have still to plot and hopefully write. First I have to wait for Grandma Gandalf to arrive and entertain Samwise…

Tired out

Got back late from The Ent’s parents’ Silver Wedding Anniversary meal (no, The Ent is not a toy boy…would I get that lucky? 😉 ) and we’ve spent the day generally vegging.

I dragged out 750 words on Fracture when all that I wanted to do was watch the Top 40 Spice Girl songs.  Yes, that’s how much I didn‘t want to write.  Absolutely anything was preferable.  But they’re done and the story is heading for the 20k mark, which means I must get a reward ready, *grin*

Now I have to watch The Sarah Jane Adventures.  Just to keep the hobbits company of course…

I might start writing today

The lurgy is still with me – though now it’s settled into an annoying cough and my voice as gone all deep and husky, lmao

I’ve been working on Fracture, mainly trying to beef up the relationship of the two leads before I plunge into the last part of the story.  They’re not playing… *sigh*

And today, after much argument I finally managed to make an appointment at my doctors.  God forbid you should want to go there at a time that’s almost convenient to you *grrr*  I want a referral for Samwise’s eyes – he was short sighted as a baby and we were told to get him checked again when he was three.  I also want to get an MRI scan for Frodo.

It’s a major step, but since the-most-unprofessional-paediatrician-in-the-world has labelled him ADHD (with no explanation why and wants to throw Ritalin down his throat) we’re going with another’s view that an MRI might achieve something in finding out what’s wrong with him.

It got me

I’ve been fighting a cold for about a fortnight, but today it finally pinned me down and stuffed me full of mucus. Joy.

I did struggle out to the post office and put Dark Host in the post to Brava. And I’ve added to the word count of both Fracture and Chosen, so now I might have to curl up in a mound of soggy tissues and quietly veg. *blech*

November hit today

I’m glad I’m inside today. It’s wild, wet and blustery out there.

I’ve nothing much to blog about at the minute, as I am mostly writing, LOL Fracture is (hopefully) past the half way point. I was attacked by plot bunnies on Monday which threatened to drag the story into a novel, but I think I have them culled now 😉 And Chosen is moving on v-e-r-y  s-l-o-w-l-y, but at least its moving…

Yes, it’s definitely Mondays

I struggle to write on a Monday morning. The words just won’t flow. But I have managed to scrape out about 766 words when I really wanted to do anything but.

Does this Monday morning reluctance mean that my subconscious is treating this as my job…? Actually that’s quite cool. *grin*

And for some reason when I came in to edit the spelling ( I wrote in a hurry, sue me 😉 )it ate half the post. My interwebby connections have been decidedly odd for the past few days. Now I have to edit a short story for Freya’s Bower, write something on Chosen and then, since I got over the 10k mark with 300+ to spare, the Colonel is mine for the day… *smirk*