Friday, October 31, 2014


I'm going to do it. 50,000 words in 30 days. Tenative novel title: Intrusive

More later.

So - since I just had VSG surgery...

My weight will decrease as my word count increases.

Whatcha think about that?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sipping and pacing...

Today was my first post-op checkup. It has been one week.

I have released more weight. Yay.

I am having one small bathroom complication. Thus the pacing as I can't really go for a very long walk yet.

And the sipping is because that is what you have to do when your stomach has been reduced by 80%. You sip because big swallows just won't get it.

So for now, I'm sipping, pacing, releasing weight and NOT regretting my surgery.

Also - I am spending more time in my room which reminds me - my room needs some redoing.

I need a new desk to create a new writing space.

This one from pottery barn would work:

Of course, even if I could, I would not pay $1499 for this desk. Maybe I can find one to redo. Along with an armoire (pottery barn, again) like this:

If I could find some pieces of furniture like this that I could distress and change colors on - I would love that.

What's up with y'all? Anything got you walking the floor?

Friday, October 24, 2014


Just wanted everyone to know - I made it through surgery just fine. I'm sore and I'm recovering. Thanks for all the well wishes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Scary reminder, wise words and some cosmic love...

Scary reminder - tomorrow morning is my surgery (VSG)!

Wise words:

Stole this from Sarah Wynde's tumblr:
Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments 

Do not lie to yourself.

Do not lie to others unless they are exercising tyranny.

When you think it is your duty to exercise pain, scrutinize your reasons closely.

When you desire power, examine yourself closely as to why you deserve it.

When you have power, use it to build up people, not to constrict them.

Do not attempt to live without vanity, since this is impossible, but choose the right audience from which to seek admiration.

Do not think of yourself as a self-contained unit.

Be reliable.

Be just.

Be good-natured.
And Cosmic Love from Florence and the Machine...
Yikes - tomorrow morning y'all!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Excited and scared...

All at the same onest - as my dad was fond of saying.

1 week from today is my VSG surgery!!!!!!!

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

finally - freedom

I have read  many things about writing from Jenny Crusie but this is the best quote evah...imho.

"You only need rules when something isn’t working and you have to figure out how to fix it. If it’s working, don’t mess with it." Jenny Crusie

I can get soooooo bogged down in the rules that I am paralyzed.

Do you know Jenny's work?

Maybe This Time - her only gothic and I loved it.

Agnes and the Hitman* Don't Look Down and Wild Ride - collabs with Bob Mayer

*one of my favorite books of all times.

Welcome To Temptation
Fakin It
Fast Women
Bet Me
Crazy For You
Tell Me Lies
Getting Rid Of Bradley

etc etc etc

Pick one, any one, and read - y'all!!!