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Muddied Waters

A couple of hours after my last post, we heard my mother’s husband had a heart attack.  The post before that brought bad news too.  So the superstitious little girl in me has been a little, well, terrified to blog.  You might have met her, she’s the one who crosses her fingers and touches the nearest surface whispering jinx for life after she sees a solitary magpie.  Then she apologises to said surface for, you know, jinxing it forever.

It’s our anniversary this week.  Not the “real” kind.  🙂  Quickest year ever.  Funny how an hour used to feel like an eternity when I was a kid.  Tempt’s being proofread this week.  Still on schedule with that.  I’ve decided I’m definitely going for NaNoWriMo next month.  I’ll regret it if I don’t.  I’ll regret it if I do it, too, but let’s not talk about that until the sleep deprivation kicks in.  Usually somewhere in week two.  😀

My OH’s making me watch The Walking Dead.  As much as I like it, I find it incredibly hard to watch, and I wasn’t planning on watching season two.  I’m not necessarily one for the HEA, but it’s so freaking depressing and hopeless.  I might as well read a newspaper.  I don’t think I’ve ever liked something this much but couldn’t enjoy it.  I’m kind of impressed.  🙂  I’m definitely going to try to get my hands on the comics.

It’s a lovely rainy Monday in Dublin; the kids were late for school because of a missing shoe, and the big dog pretty much had a nervous breakdown this morning because of the binmen, so… a perfectly typical day all round.  Enjoy your week.  😀

October Catch-Up

I’m in hermit mode lately, so sorry if I’m a little hard to get hold of.  If I haven’t responded to an email, please send it again.

The funeral was almost three weeks ago, the drama seems to be dying down, and everything’s getting back to normal.  My normal being another person’s chaos.  🙂  (Thanks for the kind words btw, I know I wasn’t particularly responsive at the time.  You all know who you are).   We had a couple of birthdays in the house this month, and I’m looking forward to trying to find ninja costumes for the kids for Halloween.  Not.  😀

I have a cover ready for Tempt, which is cracking on, and I’m seriously considering taking part in NaNoWriMo this year.  Which is probably madness, but I hate to miss it.  I wrote Taunt during last year’s NaNo.  I’ll remind myself of that when I haven’t slept for a week straight.  🙂  Speaking of covers, I’m trying to fix Verity’s paperback version.  It should be way sharper than it is, and I’ve just learned why.  I’ve had the same concept for Tempt’s cover for months, but I decided to change it.  Like yesterday.  I’ve been told it looks too similar to Taunt’s cover now (same model), but that’s kinda the point.  It’s not a great cover, but it’s simple and fits in well with a certain scene in the story.

I’ve also been distracting myself with interview questions from (the absolutely lovely) Lankylil at Have A Hoot, Read a Book and reminding myself that I cannot give a clear, concise answer to anything.  At the moment, I’m reading Ghost Plane by Suzanne Tyrpak.  I’ve been meaning to read it since the release, but the backlit iPod has been irritating my eyes a bit.  Once again, I miss my Kindle.  Still listening to Christina Perri a lot.  I play Jar of Hearts constantly while I’m working on Tempt.  *Shrugs*

And yay for Apple finally selling non-public domain books in Ireland.  Boo for mine not being available yet.  Bigger boo for stupid new Kindle awesomeness not being available worldwide.  *Grumble*  It’s not that I’m expecting lots of Irish sales by the way (not even pity sales from friends or family), but the idea of selling anything in your own country means something.  And it’s not like I would actually be able to buy a Kindle Fire, but just knowing the option was there should I win the lotto would have been nice.  😉

I finally saw Thor.  I was probably expecting too much, given the hype, but it was pretty disappointing.  I like Chris Hemsworth—I just googled to make sure of the spelling and realised he’s younger than me.  Stupid aging.  😀  Anyway, I tend to like Australian actors, particularly those who have worked on Home and Away.  (Don’t judge, it used to be all that and a packet of monster munch.)  So I had high hopes.  Plus, it’s Thor.  Let’s just say I quite enjoy a dose of mythology.  On paper, it’s exactly my kind of film, but it didn’t do anything for me.  Maybe it was the hair.  🙂  I think maybe the motives and actions of the characters didn’t ring true for me.  The action and overload of bulky muscle can’t really make up for that.  I did enjoy some of it, but overall, I was left feeling disappointed.  The general consensus in my household was that it was a bit pants.

I’m still looking forward to The Avengers though.  The trailer is crack-a-lacking.  And it’s almost 2012 which means the next Star Trek film.  I am woman, hear me squee.

It’s almost 6am, and we have a school meeting in about three hours, so I should probably go and do something productive.  Have a great October.