I have no idea what happened

One day I was happily writing and the next day I was drowning in a sea of my own suckiness.  As Fitzwilliam Darcy would say: I shall conquer this; I shall!


Writing week was nearly a failure

I did write a lot, but nothing good.  I guess there are no guarantees that just because you do write something down that doesn’t mean it’s not going to stink up the place.

In other news, something else was distracting me.  Email me at my gmail addy and I will tell you what it was.  You won’t be disappointed.

Well, I’ll be doggone! Art week worked!

Will wonders never cease.  I set myself a task and I completed it with flying colors!  I cannot tell you what a relief it is to actually accomplish something.  I have two new prints to unleash on the world, and ideas for dozens more.  What a great week (or actually week and a half since I set up my schedule in the middle of a week.
First up:  I do not have the Christmas spirit, but I made a friggin’ reindeer print anyway. I have absolutely no hope of selling it as it is nearly $100.  (I know, right) But if you saw the going rate for large-format color printing these days… I blame the oil companies for I am sure there is some petroleum-based ink in this print in some way!

Also, here is my new Downton print that I have been threatening folks with.

I haven’t decided if I want to sell them yet.  I mean, I DO NOT fancy getting jacked by a British Lord.  As I said in another post, I was very careful to only list real places (there is a town called Downton in the Midlands, I believe) and Lord Fellows did use real places in his screenplay.  However, there is that sticky wicket called “the spirit of things”.  I can’t very well sell them without, in some way, alluding to Downton Abbey. So you see what I am up against.  However, that doesn’t keep me from giving it away. More on that later, duckies.

So now it is Monday and I have just finished “Art Week” (squeaked by on a hair because  I had to put one print in the mail today… a P&P print winging its lucky self to Switzerland… yes, I am jealous of a print!)

I have great hopes for “Writing Week” (as in Star Trek Writing Week) because beginning on Thursday I have five days full of peace and quiet… no work, no commitments.  Daughter is not coming home (again… she, apparently,  prefers the boyfriend’s family: “I have such a good time there and they need me to make the yams,” she says) Hmph!

Starting any minute, I am going to write and write and write some more.  I did not feel that guilt/neglectful feeling of previous weeks and months last week simply because I had a goal in mind.  I hope that it carries over. I think this is going to work!

STORY: The Fundamental Things Apply – Part 2

Author’s Notes: Apparently, this is not going to be a two part story.  If you don’t remember what Part 1 of this story was about, you can read it here, keeping in mind that this is the third story in my ST:TOS “A Brief Encounter” trilogy.  (“Between Logic and Longing” being the second story).  Obviously, I am not telling them in order… I guess I am channeling C.S. Forester.

Of course, you may choose not to read it at all.  Possibly you are angry with me because I have not updated Heart’s Guardian in a while.  But believe me, I am working on it, but telling time-displacement stories require A LOT of pre-planning, and I have hit a wall as to how I need to proceed.  Rest assured I am working on it: it has not been abandoned.

BTW: Mistakes are mine and I still can’t convince Paramount to sell me the rights, so their characters are theirs and I do not profit from them.  So, we continue…

The Fundamental Things Apply – Part 2

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