Sunday, May 8, 2011

Regularly Scheduled Programming

So, I haven't posted anything in a while. Here's why:

Aren't they adorable? Boy and a girl, two months old. We've named them Fred and Ginger (hopefully you like old musicals and get the reference) and our current feline is mad, mad, MAD. The new additions to our family are currently living in the bathroom (with a pretty nice set up, if I do say so myself) and we've been introducing the new to the old a little bit at a time. Today was the first day our old lady cat (though not so old, at five years) didn't sound like she was turning on a garbage disposal. They even mingled (from a safe distance) in the same room without any major mishaps. So, yay for expanding the family!

I've also been working to finish my 2010 NaNo project, Bleed. It's a sci-fi/paranormal piece that I haven't devoted enough time to lately. But this week, I figured out a few big things that I want to happen in the second half of the book, and guess what? I seem to have known all along (at least subconsciously) what I was going for. The foreshadowing is there in a truly perfect way that I can't really claim the credit for, though I suppose I must, as no one else has worked on it.

With the (roughly) three thousand words I added to it this week, the rough draft weighs in at a little over 38k.

I must say I'm quite excited.

Maybe I should share a preview? :)



  1. Good luck with your cats getting along project. Sounds like the 'old' cat is mellowing slightly. Slowly. Meow!

    Isn't it a great feeling when a book unveils itself in your head and the angels sing and the plot and characters all fall into place? Ah, bliss.

  2. The kitty's are doing much better. They haven't left much time to write though!

  3. Awwww! It's a long time since we last had kittens. We always rehome older animals these days (a year or two old) because they're less likely to get flattened under feet or schoolbags.

    Our three old ladies are coming up for 16 now. Way too "been there, done that" to worry about upstart newcomers any more.

    Hope they all settle down and get along together soon.