October 30th, 2009

Creative Joyous Cat

There's a reason I don't play with satin much.

Brief updatery.

The cape I made for Foodie-Friend is done, after WAY too much pinning. Way way WAY too much pinning. I got frustrated enough that I forgot to take pictures, except for one rather boring one showing the pattern for the sleeves, which I had to tape together and which is longer than my large dining room table. I don't even have a picture of the finished project.

And it took way too long, so I'm behind on some of my scheduled writing.

And on garden work, though the rainiest October in
[I wasn't paying that much attention to the weatherman] also has affected that! I don't have nearly enough leaves on the roses; I should be able to gather some this weekend, when it is supposed to be done raining, but cold. Sigh. At least we don't have snow!

The sparkly serpent story is still mostly finished, but is now more than twice as long. It told me it needed additional scenes. So I may not get it done in time to submit it to the Action Adventure issue of Crossed Genres. Oh, well, I'd rather have a good story than a prompt one. However, Oh My Muse, please take note--both is good.

And since I have that goal, this is just a quick status post, so I can get back to writing.

And to finishing the artwork for another Torn World contest (for which I am, in part, using brushes bought with the prize from the first Torn World contest). (Going to the store with Dragon, who went to the Art Institute of Chicago, and having her explain the various uses of different brushes that I hadn't previously been using, was fun, and I meant to blog about it, but didn't get to it. Yet, anyway, though it would no longer be a current events post!)

This is also your official warning that I'm doing NaNoWriMo this year. My plan is to not allow that to delay Fireborn chapters, but it may well interfere with #fridayflash. Or it may simply determine what universe my Friday flash fiction is set in.

However, if there's something in your journal you want my comments on during November, please feel free to send a message or otherwise call my attention to it; I will likely be reading less so I can write more.