09 January 2015
06 December 2014
Day one in Portland. I kinda wish I had a local with me right now*, despite my desire to explore alone right now.
I got so lost trying to find this one coffee shop** that Google Maps said had breakfast burritos, which sounded yummy.
So here I am, finally. It's a cute little shop.
I dunno, when I travel, I usually have a couple destinations in mind, but mostly I want to live like a local ... and maybe this is a good place for a Saturday morning when you don't have a lot of groceries in your house***.
Anyway ... my destinations include Powell's City of Books (of course), SockDreams' brick-and-mortar, and Twisted, a yarn store with tea bar and knitting lounge ... looking forward to that.
And of course, tomorrow, the main event: Erika Moen's book release party at She Bop.
Anyway, that's it for now ...
* My host is working, my friend who moved here from SLC is going to meet with me, but a little later.
** Floyd's Coffee Shop
*** Apparently, my host doesn't know how to cook, but just eats sandwiches and cereal. I'm going to pick up a few things that can be microwaved, just so I don't have to eat out for every meal ...
14 November 2014
After you follow those links, I suggest a nice healthy dose of baby animals.
Okay, let's talk briefly about NaNo. Because, although I'm ahead of par†, and can take a break from actual writing today, I'm still going to work. It just may not be word output.
So, I had an idea for a novel. It was the sequel to last year's NaNoNovel. And in fact, I had hoped to finish that around the 15th, and start on book three, and write a trilogy.
BUT, that didn't happen. There are reasons, but I don't feel like going into them at the moment.
So, I'm writing some short stories, instead. I'm really hoping to write 50K words worth of short stories, but so far I've finished two stories, one of which I will send to an anthology at the end of the month. Both will eventually go on my website and on my Patreon page for people to read for free, especially the one for the anthology (which doesn't yet have a title), because I'd like to write other stories set in the same world.
Anyway, I may post some excerpts here and at Patreon, but later. For now, it's time for me to take a nap (because I'm really tired), and then work on other stuff, like covers or learning to format ebooks or whatever.
Love you all.
* Despite my best efforts, there are probably typos in this post. I apologize. Please just deal with it.
** Novemer is National Novel Writing Month^, which means I'm trying to write 50K^^ words^^^ in one month.
^ NaNoWriMo or NaNo, for short.
^^ At least. I was trying for 100K, but ...
^^^ Ideally, I'd be writing a novel, but this year ... I'm doing something a bit different.
*** Due to being female^.
^ In case that doesn't make sense, I'm menstruating, despite my IUD. I'm in a lot of pain+ and that or painkillers or both is making it hard for me to brain.
+ I got my IUD to stop or decrease the heavy bleeding and the debillitating amount of pain that menses brought me. It became debillitating when painkillers stopped doing their job. This is not as bad as it was before, and this is the first time in months it's been anywhere near this bad, so I'm still okay with having the IUD.
† 1667 words x 30 days = 50K, so 1667 words x today's date = today's par, aka, where I should be if I'm going to be writing 1667 words every day for a month.
03 May 2014
I can't taste the kale in my smoothie, because of how sweet pineapple is. I use canned pineapple chunks, and because of how juicy they are, I usually don't need to add any liquid (milk, juice) to my smoothies when I toss in half a dozen chunks.
Normally, I don't have to worry about this: my normal smoothie fruits are bananas, pineapple, and oranges, with usually one or two brightly coloured berries (usually blackberries or raspberries) thrown in, and it always comes out looking gorgeous.
HOWEVER, when one of your ingredients is a strong color like green, you have to think about color.
My smoothie this morning is made of (bananas and pineapple, of course--those are my smoothie staples) raspberries, blueberries and kale. It's kind of a muddy color. Next time (tomorrow morning) I plan to use blueberries and blackberries together. Or raspberries and strawberries together. Or if I felt like it, I could go get some kiwis, and go for a green smoothie.