Random Randomness from a Scattered Mind

Full Monkey

Yeah, that about sums it up.

I wonder how much writing research papers has changed since my time in school during the pre-internet age. Do teachers and professors still require books be used for citations? I assume they have to allow web links these days. Is Wikipedia verboten like physical encyclopedias were? One could use them as a starting point for where and what to research, but not as citations; that was considered plagiarism, since research had been done to write the encyclopedic article.

I have no children, so I guess I’ll just have to continue wondering without answers.

Hopefully, I will be able to view the lunar eclipse tonight. There is local cloud cover, but it’s not very thick. I watched the moon rise through the trees; basically a bright, watery blur.

Tribble and Star proved they can be just as big butts as their brother, Cricket. Neither wanted to come out of my bedroom today when it came time to run errands. I could have shut them in there to prevent an escape to the Outside, but that would have cut them off from their food, water, and litter pans. Rattling Mardi Gras beads on the kitchen floor finally lured them out, and I was able to put them in their room with the boys. Wally and Louie know the routine and usually don’t present a problem with the round up; usually.

Looks like I’m facing another work week of 11+ hour shifts, nights this time around. Friday work still remains unknown.

Hopefully I will finish Maven, Fairy Godmother: Through the Veil this week. I’m nearly to the halfway point. It’s nearly 500 pages long; something I don’t encounter very often in an indie book. Although I only get chances to read it in short bursts, I find it easy to get right back into the story. I definitely want to see what happens.

Can’t think of anything else to be random about right now; so I’m going to go ahead and post this now. 

The Crazy Time Has Begun


I knew this was coming. I’ve been through it before: insane overtime.

Found out today I’ll be working 11.25 hours a day through Friday. Today, I worked 11.8 hours. My next paycheck is gonna be purdee!

My TBR pile of books has been reduced a bit. I’ve read Luke Banderloft and the War Orphans, Luke Banderloft and the Night Elf’s Song, and Luke Banderloft and the Great War; all by Rocky Perry. (Those are books 4-6 of his Luke Banderloft series. Book 7 is due next year.) I’ve also read Black Stump Ridge by Forrest Hedrick and the late John Manning and Maven’s Fractured Fairytales, a teaser collection by Charlotte Henley Babb. I am currently reading her full-length novel Maven, Fairy Godmother: Through the Veil.

I’m not sure if I will read any more books during this reading binge. I’d like to get started soon on a plotline for Maelstrom of Fate.

For now, I need to go to bed.

I’m still waiting for the first round of edits on The Daedalus Enigma.

Chaos Storm Approaching

Just thought I’d let you know that future posts may be sporadic for the rest of the year. I anticipate having to work a good deal of overtime at my non-writing job in the months to come. While this will improve my writing productivity, since I do most of my writing during work breaks, it will severely curtail my computer time.

Meanwhile, I’ve begun research to look for a possible good fit for my Steampunk serial, The Adventures of Pigg and Woolfe (TAoPaW).

I also have a Seekrit Project in the works. More information will be made available about that on an as-needed basis. A few already have an inkling about what’s going on, but I trust them not to spread rumors. Suffice to say that it is something which has the potential for great upheaval.


In other news, on the advice of fellow indie author, Jennifer Waller, I will probably download LibreOffice onto my laptop. It did not come with MS Office, since they don’t want to give that for free anymore with new computers. That meant I couldn’t use it to make my MS writing mobile. Libre will not only enable me to write on my laptop, but easily convert to different file types depending on what potential publishers require. I like the sound of that a lot! (Especially since my desktop is starting to show its age.)

I will try to do a little more character profile page building soon. I still need to work up a satisfactory profile pic for Xandricus.