Musician, writer, artist, gardener, Jane-of-all-trades.
I keep astonishingly busy with a wide variety of things and this blog may seem random in consequence. Expect Mass Effect fanfic (including the ongoing saga of pilot-lovin' Rhi Shepard), thoughts on disability, politics, and a liberal helping of goats. Especially baby goats.
The other productive thing I managed today was a little more pottering around the garden. I’ve now planted 8 of the 18 plants I acquired over the weekend (well, I bought 19 but one was a gift for my mom), which doesn’t sound like that much, but somehow planting eight things included transplanting two much bigger things (one to an out of the way spot near the fence, one to a big pot because I’ve no idea where it should actually go), and weeding, and oh, might as well repot this thing that’s been waiting forever while I’m at it, and… well, there you go. 8 plants planted, plus 10 of 30 bulbs. I WILL have flowers next spring, darn it!
This chapter was a complete and total bear. A PoV character I’m not as comfortable with; timing and pacing between too distant and currently almost entirely unrelated places/character groups; and Clever Mystery Shenanigans, which may as well be a different language to me, because I am NOT one of nature’s little connivers (I can accurately figure out how mystery shows are gonna go because I know how stories work, not because I’m tricksy).
Oh, yeah, and for a month of it I had a broken finger.
Anyway, the long-and-short is that chapter 14 was rewritten more times than anything else I’ve worked on, including being restarted from scratch at least three times. There are huge bits of things on the scrap heap.
So if you have any response when reading it, or questions, or ‘hey, that doesn’t quite work…’, I’d really love to hear it! Though considering it’s a set-up chapter, I totally understand it might be best evaluated after chapter 15, and possibly 16, are out.
eleneripenneth replied to your post “I woke up feeling ragged and took the day off sick. While I was…”
Apparently, the squirrel called in sick as well? I hope you feel better soon, hon. Good for you for taking time to be kind to your body;hopefully, that’ll nip any illness in the bud. *hugs*
Definitely feeling a bit better now than this morning. I can only assume you’re right about the squirrel. Poor thing woke up, thought “Hm, I feel like shit! I’m just not up for running around stashing nuts today. I’ll check out the buffet instead” and got a seriously confused cat for its trouble.
I woke up feeling ragged and took the day off sick.
While I was sipping my coffee, a squirrel walked in the open sliding glass door from the back yard and started nomming Monkey’s kibble.
Video games are so weird. Hey you just killed a giant goat man, have a pair of shoes you’re not intelligent enough to wear.