Monday, July 28, 2008

My Life’s a Mystery

I feel like I fell off the end of the earth. That is in large part due to the fact that I can NOT get on the internet. I spend the whole day lamenting about my emails… and then my husband wants to play WoW – he jiggles some wires and presto, the internet. Only by that time it’s late and I don’t want to talk to anyone (or write as the case may be) because I’ve spent endless hours tearing my hair out working on this revision.

Actually, um, I haven’t written anything, per say. I know, I know (!!!) it’s been two weeks, what’s wrong with me?


A lot.

While I’m trying to work out the twists and turns of how I need to redirect this novel, I realize just how not in to intrigue I am. Why I even wrote a novel with intrigue is beyond me. I certainly didn’t mean to do it. And I knew I needed some help. BAD.

In these past two weeks I’ve read 10 mysteries. Mystery is not a genre that I’m drawn to. It’s okay and everything – but I like my books with super hot guys and lots of kissing. And Mysteries tend to have dead bodies. Hum.

I’ve enjoyed them, yes. But they were more for research than anything else. I found myself picking apart the “clues” as I read, figuring out “who-done-it” and discarding the red herrings. And now I feel more confident to work out my intrigue.


Sort of.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Updates? Are you sure you want them?

1. The wiring in our house for our cable/Internet is bad. It needs to be replaced and to get someone out here will take two to three weeks. We were told this was great news because it usually takes about 6 months (... lucky us...). This means that I am currently stealing Internet (sorry neighbors! But you do have an unsecured line...).

2. My monitor was damaged in the move. It now has a big black spot right in the center of the screen.

I am SO NOT HAPPY. If anyone knows where I can take this in Okinawa to get this fixed, I would be grateful if you can pass along the info.

3. Got notes back from agent... It looks like I have some plot work to do. This is very unhappy news, but I can fix it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Housing and All That Good Stuff

We have a move-in date (woo hoo!). On Friday we can move into our new house. Although, we can pick up the keys late Thursday night. I am so excited. There are a few things to do on Friday, of course – like get the internet turned on. Can you imagine going a whole weekend without it? *shudder*

Make note how I put the importance of the internet before the phone and cable. hahahaha

Steven called TMO (the moving peeps) yesterday to see if our express shipment had arrived. It hadn’t and the projected date was the 21st of July. I was resigning myself to that when they called back and said that 2 of the 3 express boxes had just got in and did we want them? DID WE WANT THEM? Heck yeah, we want them. Two boxes are better than nothing.

Steven said, “You know, they’ll be the two boxes full of everything you don’t need.” Yeah, I know. Heh. But I don’t care. Plus, my horseshoe is back, remember? LOL So I can hope.

Between now and then (as in the next two days) I have to do paperwork for my car, get me and the kids relocated in DEERS (the dependant list) and Tricare (insurance), get Seth signed up for school and on the bus list and find a Pre-K for Bekah. That’s not too much. ;)

And why does it have to be done this week? Because I need to get back to writing. I’m going nuts. Getting in this house means that I can start spending time reading and writing again. I realize it’s been only three weeks since I sent JR my revision, but I haven’t really done much since then and I’m starting to tick, as in eye twitches and neck spasms (okay, it's not that bad. But close). I have been carrying around a notebook in my purse and jotting stuff down, but it’s not the same.

Friday and Saturday are unpacking – and Sunday it’s me and my computer for some much needed one-on-one time. I CAN'T WAIT.


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