Well, not everyone. I always have my one true catyah
. But I understand this Yuletide writing thing that people do takes up a lot of time. I keep thinking I'll do that, and then I never do. It's too much responsibility, producing something to meet a request, upon which rests a certain amount of someone's Christmas cheer. What if I wasn't inspired (or sane) at the right time? Way too much potential to disappoint. Plus, I suck at following rules. And deadlines.
Anyway, with everyone off doing festive things, I've gotten a lot of writing done. So maybe Yule was doable. Ah well. The pieces of the book are coming together, but they demand to be written slowly so I've been keeping the flame alive by catching up on Riptide
ideas. You know that groundbreaking, established-ship defying thing I do that about 4 people actually like? Coming at you in the new year. Also, another wedding. I, for one, am very excited. :)
And, assuming I get to read the graphic novels and find what I'm looking for there, I might start writing The Losers
. But the problem with a fandom that size (ie: larger than Riptide
) is that it's hard to read them all, so I'm always worried that I'll just rehash someone else's idea and not just look like a plagiarizer, but probably also not do it as well. Embarrassing on every count.
Tomorrow Herr and I will spend the day with my mom and sister. It will probably be depressing, but it might also be fun. One never knows. Either way, I can come home and watch my Christmas movies and that will be good. Love Actually
is a popular one. We also like The Ref
, and I adore The Family Stone
, although the boys don't care for it.
Today I got oddmonster
's latest book rec, Michael McDowell's Blackwater: 1--The Flood
. Apparently it's a novel in five parts, released every month like Stephen King's The Green Mile
. (That was so much fun, buying the new book every month and running home to read it before my idiot boyfriend got home from work. I couldn't read in front of him because he always assumed the only reason a person would
read was to pointedly not talk to the other person in the room. So he'd get mad and demand to know what I was mad about and then we'd have to fight about whether or not I was mad and I wouldn't get to finish the book.) Anyway, if The Flood
is as good as Odd says, I'll get to recreate that suspenseful joy by hunting down the next book every month or so, because they're oop and my library doesn't have them. But more fun, because I'm allowed to read freely now, even in front of others.
I should probably also use the time to start seriously reading Les Miserables
. But I think I can safely say right now that I'll be the one asking for the extension this time. Sorry in advance, my nerdizzles.
So, yeah, that's the news. Merry Christmas, or whatever you celebrate this time of year. And special thanks and happy hugs to catyah
for the knowing prezzies, hardboiledbaby
for the lovely cards, and tinx_r
for the v-teddy. Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend, and hits the pie hard. Because pie? Is awesome.:D