Thursday, March 28, 2019

"You speak squirrel?"

Wherein Jack realizes a truth

I set myself writing goals and this month failed them. After struggling yet again to right last night I realized my problem when I opened up my nano novel and started working on book two again.

The truth is I'm having trouble writing and writing and writing Haphazard now that I've written the same sense what feels like ten billion times.

Okay it's not ten billion. Let's not get carried away. More like five billion.

That said I'm not quitting. My mom didn't raise a quitter. Something like that. Rather I'm typing up this book once and for all and sending it to an editor. And then working on projects I've not continuously written for years on end.

My ghost mystery series needs a subtitle but I'm struggling coming up with one.

Also I have yet again started too many books and not finished enough. Story of my life.

April will be upon us next week and I'm doing the NaNo April challenge. I'm torn between two books. The second to the ghost mysteries or a gangster story set in Japan. I'm open to votes so vote away. Maybe I'll even release titles but it's unlikely so don't hold your breath.

Getting myself out of a three year writers block has reminded me yet again that writing is hard. And if anyone tells you otherwise their lying or trying to sell something. It takes time and dedication and marketing. And I should go and try to get more of it done.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

"We muffed up the sign."

 Wherein Jack can move at long last.

 *Laughs evilly and rubs hands together in the darkness.*

 Guys, don't take it for granted how lovely it is to move and breathe. You never know when you might pull a muscle and be in agonizing pain.

 Moving on. This is going to be short, dinner just finished cooking and food wins over blogging.

 Another publisher turned down Through a Glass Darkly but I found yet another. I am going to try and submit to them tonight if I get a chance. Also write. Writing is good. MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTT WRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

 Dog just tried to eat my dinner so now I will be even faster.

 If anyone is looking for a delightful children's book to read get a hold of me. I might have just the thing for you. (This is, in fact, not self promotion. This book was written by someone else.)




Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"logic. What do they teach in schools these days?"

Wherein Jack can move

One never knows how nice moving is until it can't be done. I was in so much pain I almost went to the er. I haven't hurt that much since my rib. But I'm finally on the mend.

I'm trying to now get caught up on reading. I have so many books to finish it's not even funny. *laughs*

I would also like to clean too. Because all I could do for a week was sit in pain and groan.

I'm reading a fun Japanese translated fantasy and have five more to read like it when it's done. I love Japanese translated fantasy stories so much.

Korean pens are adorable by the way. Just saying. Random fact of life.

Back to books. I need to read the Queens Thief series before the last book is released and finish Earthsea. I loved book one of both.

Now I have to go. Farewell

Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Well done." "He bulled it!"

 Wherein Jack still hurts.

 A lot.

 I haven't been in so much pain since my broken rib. And that felt like it hurt even less than this. At least then I could lay on my back and it would feel somewhat better. This is constant.

 The sad thing is I don't even know what is wrong. It could be nothing, just an inflamed muscle or something. But I could have torn something. I am going to the doctor on Monday to get it looked at and maybe Xrayed. Because I can barely function with it like this.

 Anyway, while I am stuck on the couch with little movement and a heating pad, I decided I would get some work done. I would like to submit Through a Glass Darkly to at least two more publishers today as well as read one of the books I am beta reading. I might even look at various covers on books similar to Through a Glass Darkly so I can get some idea of what I'd like my cover to look like. I love it when new covers come out!

 Likely though all I am going to get done is whimpering in pain and watching some movies. And anime. And reading Manga and Tintin. I want to reread Pandora Hearts, because goodness knows I've not read that series enough. I am also making my way through Tintin again, because I love those books.

 So anyway. If you could all pray for me that would be most welcome. I could use a lot of prayer that I will have a speedy recovery and be able to endure the pain for as long as it lasts.''



Thursday, March 14, 2019

"We were expecting someone, you know, older."

Wherein Jack sniffes milk.

It dawned on me this morning that my daily routine involves me sniffing my milk before I pour a glass. (Yes. I drink milk every morning. There's so much debate on it being healthy or not so take my milk as you will.)

Why does Jack sniff her milk you might ask? Simple. To make sure it's not gone bad. See? My weird habit has a good explanation. Now if only I didn't look so weird when I go over to friends houses and sniff their milk...

My shoulder is starting to feel better. Still can't run the Olympics. But maybe tomorrow. Did it ever hurt getting the knots out of it though.

I've still been taking it easy today without allowing it to stiffen back up. A hard thing to balance.

Tonight when I get home I plan to submit to another publisher I found. I also need to try and write as well. Lots to get done.

I haven't finished Saints and Soldiers yet, but from the part I got to I can tell it's going to rip my heart out and make me cry. Fun times.

That is all I have. Farewell!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"They were doing just fine drowning me on their own!"

 Wherein Jack is in pain.

 Also my internet is glitching and I don't know why. It is a lovely day outside, no clouds, so the connection should be happy. But is it? Oh no.

 My shoulder hurts so bad today. I can barely move and I can't take deep breaths so I didn't go into work so that I can go get it looked at and hopefully fixed. I want it fixed. I do have a good pain tolerance, but I also like to breathe. Breathing is nice.

 I am almost on the second part of The Two Towers. I picked up more rereading this time. One Gimli is sassy. Two, Aragorn LOOOOOOOVES his sword. More than I do. Which is saying a lot. Three, Legolas is constantly being mildly amused by his companions.

 I am also on The Horse and His Boy. I love that book so much, and this time round I plan to reread the whole series. But Shasta guys. I adore him. He is one of my favorite Lewis characters of all time. Poor fella. He had such a rough life.

 Since I am home today and supposed to be mostly resting I thought it would be a good day to watch Saints and Soldiers, which I got for Christmas (my friends know me well. WWII movies as gifts, war books as gifts, SOOOOOOOOOOOOLDIERS.) I haven't seen Saints and Soldiers yet though I've heard about it so I am excited to watch it. Though I bet it is sad.

 And I now leave you with another short post. I must be away to see doctors and such.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

"The new Gandalf is even grumpier."

 Wherein Jack has little to say.

 Not that I dislike talking to all of you, I am just so tired I forgot all the witty, clever things I had planned on saying.

 I am beta reading a book as well as rereading Narnia and Lord of the Rings. So my wit is not completely gone because of day light savings but also because in comparison to Gimli's mine does not shine as bright.

 After all, few can out wit Gimli.

 Right now I am trying to get up the motivation to get things done so I can return to Narnia and Middle Earth, so I guess I should keep this short.

 Therefore, farewell!