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AmyBeth Inverness32,613The next short story in "The Cities of Luna" comes out on Saturday, December 6. I'll be promo-ing all day (and the entire next week, but that's irrelevant) culminating in a facebook party in the evening. After all's said and done, I'm coming over to G+, kicking off my shoes (thus...the event header image...) and hanging out with all of you while I recover from my hectic day. You don't have to hang with me at that specific time. You can just 'sign' my 'souvenir' book anytime._One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor_ Release Day After-Party2014-12-07 04:30:005  
R.J. Blain14,053You're invited to join me on my website, on the plus, facebook, and twitter -- all of the interwebs!! -- for the launch party of my newest urban fantasy thriller release, Inquisitor! It also just happens to be my virtual birthday bash too! For more information: http://rjblain.com/2014/05/youre-invited/ If you use facebook, you can invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/231773600349858/ For those on twitter, follow me and watch for the shenanigans here: https://twitter.com/rj_blain Thank you so much for your support!Inquisitor Launch Party2014-05-16 14:00:0013  

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2015-07-31 04:16:40 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Random Announcement: In a few months, I will be moving from Montreal, Quebec to somewhere near San Jose, Quebec, California as my spouse got a super awesome job opportunity! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Cupertino, here I come!

Edit notes: My fingers are trained to type Quebec whenever I say where I live. I'll get used to California eventually....

Most reshares: 3

2015-08-13 13:54:00 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

For those of you who were interested in the stripper turned werewolf novel, preorders are now live. <3

http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Blood-Moon-RJ-Blain-ebook/dp/B013T982I0/

Sorry I've been so quiet lately, but life happened--and words. I've been writing a lot. (Which is why there's a book on the way!)

Also, of those interested in the Tales of the Winter Wolf set, you can now preorder the omnibus--if you haven't started the series or only purchased the first two or three books, it's cheaper to grab the omnibus.

http://www.amazon.com/Omnibus-Tales-Winter-Wolf-Vol-ebook/dp/B013TOOP40/

Volume 5 is also now available for preorder as well, in case you have been sticking with the set all along :)

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Winter-Wolf-Vol-5-ebook/dp/B013TOA6E8/

Most plusones: 73

2015-07-22 14:21:32 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

13 years married and we haven't killed each other (or anyone else) yet.

Go us!

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2015-08-31 02:01:12 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

With the husband abroad for the week, I have the house to myself. I'm doing a terrible job of being an adult so far.

I am going to attempt to clean my kitchen, tidy it up, keep it clean while he's gone, and slowly spread the oasis of clean tidiness to the rest of the house. 

Hey, why are you laughing so hard...?

With the husband abroad for the week, I have the house to myself. I'm doing a terrible job of being an adult so far.

I am going to attempt to clean my kitchen, tidy it up, keep it clean while he's gone, and slowly spread the oasis of clean tidiness to the rest of the house. 

Hey, why are you laughing so hard...?___

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2015-08-29 20:43:28 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

#SaturdayScene  

From Chapter One of Beneath a Blood Moon....

A funerary urn filled with black roses waited for me on my doorstep.

Black lacquer scored with gold and silver etchings depicted the heavens and its angels in triumphant exaltation, welcoming the dead home. Its cap rested beside it, leaning against my door. If I wanted to enter my apartment, I had to either move it or step over it.

The roses unsettled me even more than the urn; they still had their thorns, and they were stained crimson.

The paint—if it was paint—was still wet and glistened in the early morning light.

Shivering, I spun around, but the street outside of my apartment building was quiet. Few people with sense ventured out in my neighborhood so close to dawn; while the area wasn’t particularly violent, it was filled with people just like me, who could barelyafford... more »

#SaturdayScene  

From Chapter One of Beneath a Blood Moon....

A funerary urn filled with black roses waited for me on my doorstep.

Black lacquer scored with gold and silver etchings depicted the heavens and its angels in triumphant exaltation, welcoming the dead home. Its cap rested beside it, leaning against my door. If I wanted to enter my apartment, I had to either move it or step over it.

The roses unsettled me even more than the urn; they still had their thorns, and they were stained crimson.

The paint—if it was paint—was still wet and glistened in the early morning light.

Shivering, I spun around, but the street outside of my apartment building was quiet. Few people with sense ventured out in my neighborhood so close to dawn; while the area wasn’t particularly violent, it was filled with people just like me, who could barely afford the living in Las Vegas.

Most of us just wanted to make end’s meet, but a girl could never be too careful. Judging from my doorstep, I’d been right to worry. Swallowing, I pulled my keys out of my purse. My hands shook so hard it took me several tries to unlock the deadbolt.

My living room was as I left it, a mess of dirty laundry and text books. Staring down at my feet at the urn, I drew a deep breath to steady my nerves and stooped down to pick up the urn and its cap.

The last thing I needed was a nosy neighbor discovering such a thing outside of my apartment. They’d either tell me I deserved it for being a stripper or report it to the police, who would come asking questions I couldn’t honestly answer.

At least I had kept my first name the same, so when I introduced myself as Sara, I didn’t feel like I was living a lie. It was bad enough my colleagues all called me Jasmine, both as a mockery of my first appearance in the Vegas club scene and a nod to my looks which kept me there.

I sighed, set the urn on my coffee table, and stared at the phone, wondering if my fake ID would withstand their scrutiny. I barely looked eighteen, let alone the twenty-four my license proclaimed me to be. Did they arrest strippers who lied about their age?

I contemplated the urn and its roses. Was prison was a better alternative to having the attention of someone willing to leave such a macabre gift at my door? I stared at my phone, seriously considering calling the cops.

Anyone disturbed enough to leave such a thing on someone’s doorstep was someone to worry about.

A splash of cream among the green leaves and thorny stems drew my eye. Biting my lip, I gingerly pushed aside the roses, careful to avoid pricking myself on them.

Written on the envelope in gold ink and flowing calligraphy was my first name. Taking hold of the corner, I pulled it free of the thorns. Splatters of red marked the creamy paper. In a few places, the stains had caked to the brown-red of dried blood.

A blob of red wax held the envelope closed. I contemplated throwing the whole thing away without reading it, but then my curiosity got the better of me.

Who had sent the urn and the roses, and how did they know my name?

I broke the seal and opened the envelope. Within was a card. The edges were decorated with black roses entangled with silver and gold ribbons. The two lines of text neatly printed in the center chilled me to the bone.

These roses aren’t red, unshed blood’s blue,
This urn for the dead, I made just for you.

The card slipped from my numb hands to flutter to the coffee table. A single drop of blood splashed down from the roses to splash onto the paper as though warning me of what would come.___

2015-08-29 20:14:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

First scene of Beneath a Blood Moon for today?

First scene of Beneath a Blood Moon for today?___

2015-08-29 19:06:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I am going to go out today. I'm going to look for a new laptop bag, seeing as my husband ruined my old one. I'm also going to bring home sushi for myself to enjoy while writing on Beneath a Blood Moon tonight.

My goal is to finish the primary draft of this no later than Tuesday, so I really need to get to work on it.

But first, my errands.

I am going to go out today. I'm going to look for a new laptop bag, seeing as my husband ruined my old one. I'm also going to bring home sushi for myself to enjoy while writing on Beneath a Blood Moon tonight.

My goal is to finish the primary draft of this no later than Tuesday, so I really need to get to work on it.

But first, my errands.___

2015-08-29 00:38:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Wolf meets girl, loves her.

Girl meets wolf, hates him.

Fur flies.

Will there be a marriage or a murder?

Tales of the Winter Wolf, Vol 1 is free today. <3

http://amzn.to/1NYWLAd

Wolf meets girl, loves her.

Girl meets wolf, hates him.

Fur flies.

Will there be a marriage or a murder?

Tales of the Winter Wolf, Vol 1 is free today. <3

http://amzn.to/1NYWLAd___

2015-08-27 06:46:03 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I am so tired I can't sleep. 

I am so tired I can't sleep. ___

2015-08-26 07:33:04 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Feet can bleed a lot. Lesson learned. Also, stepped on a piece of glass. It bled a lot. Husband earned points for reaction speed. Also, "Babe, I am bleeding all over the floor" is a very effective request for assistance. As a side note, all I needed him for was the whisky and the paper towels. (We couldn't find the peroxide or rubbing alcohol)

I should have taken pictures of the blood puddle for a murder novel cover. 

Feet can bleed a lot. Lesson learned. Also, stepped on a piece of glass. It bled a lot. Husband earned points for reaction speed. Also, "Babe, I am bleeding all over the floor" is a very effective request for assistance. As a side note, all I needed him for was the whisky and the paper towels. (We couldn't find the peroxide or rubbing alcohol)

I should have taken pictures of the blood puddle for a murder novel cover. ___

2015-08-21 21:00:06 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I am no longer blind yay!!

I am no longer blind yay!!___

2015-08-21 18:41:54 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Waiting to find out if they can do my glasses in an hour! Whee. 

Waiting to find out if they can do my glasses in an hour! Whee. ___

2015-08-21 13:50:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Writing while I can. Eye doctor appointment at 2:15. Afterwards, a hike to the mall to go to the 1 hour prescription place so I can seeeeeeeee. An end to the incessant, daily headaches is in sight.

I made a funny.

Beneath a Blood Moon is coming along nicely. Should finish the resolution arcs today, which means I'm filling out the rest of the book, correcting my bucket lis of corrections, and otherwise rock it.

Writing while I can. Eye doctor appointment at 2:15. Afterwards, a hike to the mall to go to the 1 hour prescription place so I can seeeeeeeee. An end to the incessant, daily headaches is in sight.

I made a funny.

Beneath a Blood Moon is coming along nicely. Should finish the resolution arcs today, which means I'm filling out the rest of the book, correcting my bucket lis of corrections, and otherwise rock it.___

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2015-08-21 01:01:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I've started an FAQ for the Witch & Wolf series. Got a question? I might even have an answer! :)

I've started an FAQ for the Witch & Wolf series. Got a question? I might even have an answer! :)___

2015-08-20 17:15:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Did I mention I found a place that can see me tomorrow instead of Monday? Yay that will shave off several days of blindness. 

Did I mention I found a place that can see me tomorrow instead of Monday? Yay that will shave off several days of blindness. ___

2015-08-20 14:27:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Well, I went to the eyeglass place. I have an appointment for Monday, and it'll take them about a week to have the glasses made. At least it'll be cheaper than Lenscrafters--who can't fit me in until late next week anyway.

So, headaches for a week and a half, roughly.

I can do this. ._.

Well, I went to the eyeglass place. I have an appointment for Monday, and it'll take them about a week to have the glasses made. At least it'll be cheaper than Lenscrafters--who can't fit me in until late next week anyway.

So, headaches for a week and a half, roughly.

I can do this. ._.___

2015-08-20 00:23:27 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Choice to make: Deal with constant headaches fringing on migraines for the next 2-4 weeks (or longer) because I need a new pair of glasses and won't have insurance to cover the cost for that long... or dish out $400+ I don't really have but can put on a credit card to save myself a great deal of pain...

sigh.

Choice to make: Deal with constant headaches fringing on migraines for the next 2-4 weeks (or longer) because I need a new pair of glasses and won't have insurance to cover the cost for that long... or dish out $400+ I don't really have but can put on a credit card to save myself a great deal of pain...

sigh.___

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2015-08-19 13:49:35 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

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2015-08-17 16:20:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I’ve been off the radar lately. I’ve been busy trying to release a bunch of stories. Writing is such a hard career, but the further I delve into it, the more I realize I simply don’t want another career. Sure, I’d likely be a lot more successful…

I’ve been off the radar lately. I’ve been busy trying to release a bunch of stories. Writing is such a hard career, but the further I delve into it, the more I realize I simply don’t want another career. Sure, I’d likely be a lot more successful…___

2015-08-16 07:00:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Husband would be totally lost without me. I had to fix his television, which involved a full reboot of all of our equipment. >.>

Husband would be totally lost without me. I had to fix his television, which involved a full reboot of all of our equipment. >.>___

2015-08-15 17:39:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Going to the ribfest to pick up dinner for all of my friends--yay!

Really tired today, though. This weekend has been bad for sugar. Birthday parties get me every time. 

Going to the ribfest to pick up dinner for all of my friends--yay!

Really tired today, though. This weekend has been bad for sugar. Birthday parties get me every time. ___

2015-08-13 13:54:00 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

For those of you who were interested in the stripper turned werewolf novel, preorders are now live. <3

http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Blood-Moon-RJ-Blain-ebook/dp/B013T982I0/

Sorry I've been so quiet lately, but life happened--and words. I've been writing a lot. (Which is why there's a book on the way!)

Also, of those interested in the Tales of the Winter Wolf set, you can now preorder the omnibus--if you haven't started the series or only purchased the first two or three books, it's cheaper to grab the omnibus.

http://www.amazon.com/Omnibus-Tales-Winter-Wolf-Vol-ebook/dp/B013TOOP40/

Volume 5 is also now available for preorder as well, in case you have been sticking with the set all along :)

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Winter-Wolf-Vol-5-ebook/dp/B013TOA6E8/

For those of you who were interested in the stripper turned werewolf novel, preorders are now live. <3

http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Blood-Moon-RJ-Blain-ebook/dp/B013T982I0/

Sorry I've been so quiet lately, but life happened--and words. I've been writing a lot. (Which is why there's a book on the way!)

Also, of those interested in the Tales of the Winter Wolf set, you can now preorder the omnibus--if you haven't started the series or only purchased the first two or three books, it's cheaper to grab the omnibus.

http://www.amazon.com/Omnibus-Tales-Winter-Wolf-Vol-ebook/dp/B013TOOP40/

Volume 5 is also now available for preorder as well, in case you have been sticking with the set all along :)

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Winter-Wolf-Vol-5-ebook/dp/B013TOA6E8/___

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2015-08-12 07:59:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I have been pretty quiet on social media lately. I’ve been working on a new book. Beneath a Blood Moon is an urban fantasy romance/action adventure/thriller/mystery. It started its life as a romance, got lost along the way, and ended up an…

I have been pretty quiet on social media lately. I’ve been working on a new book. Beneath a Blood Moon is an urban fantasy romance/action adventure/thriller/mystery. It started its life as a romance, got lost along the way, and ended up an…___

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2015-08-12 04:19:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I've been quiet because I've been working on this.

Beneath a Blood Moon takes place in the Witch & Wolf world although it falls out of the direct Witch & Wolf series. It's a standalone. It takes place after Winter Wolf but before Blood Diamond.

As an authorial side note, there are several years between Winter Wolf and Blood Diamond. I will, sometime in the future, make a little time line for those curious.

This story started its life as a romance, got distracted, and became an action/adventure meets paranormal thriller/suspense novel. There's romance, there's mystery, there's thriller, there's a little bit of everything, including humor.

You will not need to read any of the other Witch & Wolf stories to enjoy this book. That said, those who have read previous novels will be able to snap their fingers and say, "I... more »

I've been quiet because I've been working on this.

Beneath a Blood Moon takes place in the Witch & Wolf world although it falls out of the direct Witch & Wolf series. It's a standalone. It takes place after Winter Wolf but before Blood Diamond.

As an authorial side note, there are several years between Winter Wolf and Blood Diamond. I will, sometime in the future, make a little time line for those curious.

This story started its life as a romance, got distracted, and became an action/adventure meets paranormal thriller/suspense novel. There's romance, there's mystery, there's thriller, there's a little bit of everything, including humor.

You will not need to read any of the other Witch & Wolf stories to enjoy this book. That said, those who have read previous novels will be able to snap their fingers and say, "I remember that!"

Sara's life turns upside down when someone leaves her funerary urns, black roses, and notes on her doorstep. Fearing her work as a stripper and showgirl has put her in the sights of a demented stalker, she turns to her best friend for help.

Instead of sanctuary, Sara is betrayed. Hunted by creatures she had once believed were nothing more than stories meant to frighten children, she is given a choice: become one of them and fight for her survival, or die as prey.___

2015-08-11 21:17:31 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

I am working on a paranormal suspense that's trying to be a romance but I keep getting distracted by the action/adventure so it's really an action/adventure with characters who can't keep their pants on.

I am working on a paranormal suspense that's trying to be a romance but I keep getting distracted by the action/adventure so it's really an action/adventure with characters who can't keep their pants on.___

2015-08-10 14:02:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

So, I've been pretty quiet lately on the plus. Sorry, I've been working a lot! When I haven't been preparing the latest volumes of Tales of the Winter Wolf, I've been working on a standalone project in the Witch & Wolf world. It's called Beneath a Blood Moon. While it features characters from both Tales of the Winter Wolf and the Witch & Wolf series, it isn't directly connected with the actual series.

At the rate I'm going, it'll be done (and released) sometime this year. I'm also hoping to get some serious work done on Project Zeta and Zero since their cover art (By the esteemed +Chris Howard ) is nearing completion.

I'm going to 'celebrate' by going to the corner store and the pharmacy for some things, including vegetable juice so I don't have to drink exclusively water today. <3

I'll count the walk as my... more »

So, I've been pretty quiet lately on the plus. Sorry, I've been working a lot! When I haven't been preparing the latest volumes of Tales of the Winter Wolf, I've been working on a standalone project in the Witch & Wolf world. It's called Beneath a Blood Moon. While it features characters from both Tales of the Winter Wolf and the Witch & Wolf series, it isn't directly connected with the actual series.

At the rate I'm going, it'll be done (and released) sometime this year. I'm also hoping to get some serious work done on Project Zeta and Zero since their cover art (By the esteemed +Chris Howard ) is nearing completion.

I'm going to 'celebrate' by going to the corner store and the pharmacy for some things, including vegetable juice so I don't have to drink exclusively water today. <3

I'll count the walk as my first effort to get in any exercise at all.

That's basically what I've been up to--plus prepping some things for moving.___

2015-08-10 13:18:20 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

I have mostly managed to cut sugar from my drinks with only a couple of notable failures in the past two+ weeks. Go me! (The biggest failure was the binge on Friday night. The bottle of Cherry Coke, a rare sighting where I live, proved my undoing.) There were a couple of incidents involving rice pudding and mini eclairs, but since those were food cheats... I'm just looking the other way.

Despite having only cracked a couple of times, two weeks and a bit down the road, and I'm still craving sugar like crazy. ._. The headaches are generally gone, however. Not entirely, but generally.

Now that I've mostly conquered my sugar issue, I'm going to gradually introduce beverages with very low amounts of it--vegetable juice, for example.

I am at the stage where things with sugar currently taste horrible, with the exception of coca cola. Go figure the coca cola still... more »

I have mostly managed to cut sugar from my drinks with only a couple of notable failures in the past two+ weeks. Go me! (The biggest failure was the binge on Friday night. The bottle of Cherry Coke, a rare sighting where I live, proved my undoing.) There were a couple of incidents involving rice pudding and mini eclairs, but since those were food cheats... I'm just looking the other way.

Despite having only cracked a couple of times, two weeks and a bit down the road, and I'm still craving sugar like crazy. ._. The headaches are generally gone, however. Not entirely, but generally.

Now that I've mostly conquered my sugar issue, I'm going to gradually introduce beverages with very low amounts of it--vegetable juice, for example.

I am at the stage where things with sugar currently taste horrible, with the exception of coca cola. Go figure the coca cola still tastes wonderful. Sigh.

I mostly drink water now.

In a few weeks, assuming I don't break down and go back to sugar hell, I will begin the next phase of getting healthy--adding back walks to my routine.___

2015-08-05 04:28:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I packed my first box for the move today. It contains 16 writing journals, which will be stored in my kitchen for easy access--just in case. They're work journals for on-hold projects, and my husband got a sandwich maker for his birthday, so I took the box and reused it for the move.

I'm categorizing every box in a spreadsheet so I can print out the inventory for the move. Movers are going to come, I"m going to hand them a chart with the contents of each and every box, and they'll be like 'what the actual fuck.'

That will be in a binder. A copy of the contents of each box will be taped to the corresponding box.

International moves. I got this shit down.

I packed my first box for the move today. It contains 16 writing journals, which will be stored in my kitchen for easy access--just in case. They're work journals for on-hold projects, and my husband got a sandwich maker for his birthday, so I took the box and reused it for the move.

I'm categorizing every box in a spreadsheet so I can print out the inventory for the move. Movers are going to come, I"m going to hand them a chart with the contents of each and every box, and they'll be like 'what the actual fuck.'

That will be in a binder. A copy of the contents of each box will be taped to the corresponding box.

International moves. I got this shit down.___

2015-08-03 23:43:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Number of words written today: Metric fuckton.

Number of words written today: Metric fuckton.___

2015-08-03 17:46:48 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

I guess when you reach 74,000 words in a project, it ceases being just a toy project you don't do anything with...

... I have no idea how it got to be 74,000 words. It just happened, okay?! I just kept adding scenes because I was having fun, and it kinda grew, and now it doesn't feel even halfway done yet ALL OF THESE WORDS.

This novel is going to be a monster.

I guess when you reach 74,000 words in a project, it ceases being just a toy project you don't do anything with...

... I have no idea how it got to be 74,000 words. It just happened, okay?! I just kept adding scenes because I was having fun, and it kinda grew, and now it doesn't feel even halfway done yet ALL OF THESE WORDS.

This novel is going to be a monster.___

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2015-08-03 15:01:26 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I finally have a full month of data on KDP Select’s new Pay per Page scheme. I’ve discussed this before. I’m discussing it again because I feel it is important to be open about my career–or partial lack of one. In July 2015, I almost made minimum wage on…

I finally have a full month of data on KDP Select’s new Pay per Page scheme. I’ve discussed this before. I’m discussing it again because I feel it is important to be open about my career–or partial lack of one. In July 2015, I almost made minimum wage on…___

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2015-08-01 20:41:32 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Project Zeta cover is in progress!! Glorious day!! +Chris Howard is the best.



Project Zeta cover is in progress!! Glorious day!! +Chris Howard is the best.

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2015-07-31 13:26:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Short story compilation released this morning! Tales of the Winter Wolf Vol 2 is now available for those who like stories about Richard and Nicolina. <3

Short story compilation released this morning! Tales of the Winter Wolf Vol 2 is now available for those who like stories about Richard and Nicolina. <3___

2015-07-31 04:16:40 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Random Announcement: In a few months, I will be moving from Montreal, Quebec to somewhere near San Jose, Quebec, California as my spouse got a super awesome job opportunity! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Cupertino, here I come!

Edit notes: My fingers are trained to type Quebec whenever I say where I live. I'll get used to California eventually....

Random Announcement: In a few months, I will be moving from Montreal, Quebec to somewhere near San Jose, Quebec, California as my spouse got a super awesome job opportunity! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Cupertino, here I come!

Edit notes: My fingers are trained to type Quebec whenever I say where I live. I'll get used to California eventually....___

2015-07-30 12:14:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

And the headaches continue, though the severity has decreased notably. I'm hoping I can go out to my normal writing group thingie tonight after I run some important errands. We will have to play it buy ear and see how I feel!

And the headaches continue, though the severity has decreased notably. I'm hoping I can go out to my normal writing group thingie tonight after I run some important errands. We will have to play it buy ear and see how I feel!___

2015-07-29 17:13:01 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Sunday night, I flipped sugary beverages the bird. Since then, I have had a single half glass of sangria and a pack of Reese's peanut butter cups.

My head hurts, I ache, I am desperate for a doctor pepper, and I want to snort sugar straight from the bag like its a drug. Which it pretty much is.

I am taking a nap and hoping the addiction withdraw symptoms improve a bit when I get up. :(

Also, I haven't cracked yet, and when I go to a party Saturday, the hostess and my best friend is going to help prevent me from self sabotaging my efforts because she is that awesome. 

Sunday night, I flipped sugary beverages the bird. Since then, I have had a single half glass of sangria and a pack of Reese's peanut butter cups.

My head hurts, I ache, I am desperate for a doctor pepper, and I want to snort sugar straight from the bag like its a drug. Which it pretty much is.

I am taking a nap and hoping the addiction withdraw symptoms improve a bit when I get up. :(

Also, I haven't cracked yet, and when I go to a party Saturday, the hostess and my best friend is going to help prevent me from self sabotaging my efforts because she is that awesome. ___

2015-07-29 15:39:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I adulted today, dealing with some tax things I have neglected. I actually think I have this shit sorted out for once. It only took me an hour!

Have to mail it and run some other errands and things tonight, but overall, not bad not bad woohoo!

I am having a moment, however, where I put something in a safe place and now can't remember where that safe place was.

I adulted today, dealing with some tax things I have neglected. I actually think I have this shit sorted out for once. It only took me an hour!

Have to mail it and run some other errands and things tonight, but overall, not bad not bad woohoo!

I am having a moment, however, where I put something in a safe place and now can't remember where that safe place was.___

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2015-07-28 23:40:28 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

New sphere arrived today!!

New sphere arrived today!!___

2015-07-25 19:38:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Of course, the server I picked to play WoW on is hit with the outages, this rendering my ability to play WoW to nothing.

:waves fist at life, the universe, and everything.: Guess I'll just have to play with words instead.

Of course, the server I picked to play WoW on is hit with the outages, this rendering my ability to play WoW to nothing.

:waves fist at life, the universe, and everything.: Guess I'll just have to play with words instead.___

2015-07-25 19:33:26 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I am currently working on a book that may very well end up as a Shelf of Shame novel. I like the characters, I like the concept, but it's pure vomit. I haven't done a pure vomit novel in a long time, and unwinding doing this one is really enjoyable.

That said, if it sees the light of day, I'll be really, really surprised.

But, I think I need to unwind and just enjoy the process of writing a bad book.

Once I'm done with it, I'll run it through all three of my beta testers for a final verdict on whether the project lives or dies, but I suspect it'll die.

That said, it's goofy, it's fun, and it shoves me outside of almost all of my comfort zones, which is good.

I am currently working on a book that may very well end up as a Shelf of Shame novel. I like the characters, I like the concept, but it's pure vomit. I haven't done a pure vomit novel in a long time, and unwinding doing this one is really enjoyable.

That said, if it sees the light of day, I'll be really, really surprised.

But, I think I need to unwind and just enjoy the process of writing a bad book.

Once I'm done with it, I'll run it through all three of my beta testers for a final verdict on whether the project lives or dies, but I suspect it'll die.

That said, it's goofy, it's fun, and it shoves me outside of almost all of my comfort zones, which is good.___

2015-07-25 03:08:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I'm starting over in World of Warcraft with a level one, and I've mostly deleted my old characters. (I have a few high 80s characters I kept around for reasons.)

I'm looking for a good server with a balance of horde/ally. I'm not sure if I want to do a PVP server yet or not, but I'm leaning towards not.

I'm okay with playing either faction.

I probably won't have time to raid and I'll probably only play a couple of hours a week. Any recommendations?

I'm starting over in World of Warcraft with a level one, and I've mostly deleted my old characters. (I have a few high 80s characters I kept around for reasons.)

I'm looking for a good server with a balance of horde/ally. I'm not sure if I want to do a PVP server yet or not, but I'm leaning towards not.

I'm okay with playing either faction.

I probably won't have time to raid and I'll probably only play a couple of hours a week. Any recommendations?___

2015-07-22 14:21:32 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

13 years married and we haven't killed each other (or anyone else) yet.

Go us!

13 years married and we haven't killed each other (or anyone else) yet.

Go us!___

2015-07-20 23:53:46 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I think it says something about our society that we will thank god for a good deed or something happening rather than the individual who made those good deeds happen.

If someone is getting surgery, society often thanks god that the patient recovers. The surgeon and medical staff come second.

If someone survives a car wreck due to the heroics of someone, society often thanks god for their survival, not the workers who risked their lives for someone else.

If someone accomplishes something, thanking god is a knee-jerk reaction, instead of praising the individual who made it happen.

Society has a habit of praying for good fortune instead of wishing the people who do the real work a good day, steady hands, and that they are able to do their work to the best of their ability.

I understand certain religions encourage this behavior, but I think it says... more »

I think it says something about our society that we will thank god for a good deed or something happening rather than the individual who made those good deeds happen.

If someone is getting surgery, society often thanks god that the patient recovers. The surgeon and medical staff come second.

If someone survives a car wreck due to the heroics of someone, society often thanks god for their survival, not the workers who risked their lives for someone else.

If someone accomplishes something, thanking god is a knee-jerk reaction, instead of praising the individual who made it happen.

Society has a habit of praying for good fortune instead of wishing the people who do the real work a good day, steady hands, and that they are able to do their work to the best of their ability.

I understand certain religions encourage this behavior, but I think it says something about our society when we fail to thank the real miracle workers.So, maybe we should all take a moment to thank a hell of a lot of people who many a direct difference in our lives.

Is it really that hard to stop and say thank you to one of these hard workers?

The firemen who brave the flames to save homes and lives.
The police who brave bullets to protect those on home soil.
The service men and women abroad braving war so you don't have to.
The doctors who keep you and your family healthy and safe.
The nurses who help doctors, the lesser seen support staff at clinics and hospitals, and everyone involved in the medical field, including researchers.
The teachers who try their best to stamp out ignorance despite people determined to teach false history so it better matches their religious beliefs.
The veterinarians who work hard to keep your pets healthy and safe.
The farmers who provide food you eat. Without them, you die.
The underpaid grocery store workers, fast food employees, waiters and waitresses, and support staff employees who make your day a little easier.
**The hundreds more careers that affect our day to day lives that didn't make this very brief list of people who don't get thanked enough. You go here.

There are a lot of people who need thanking but too often do not get it because there are far too many people too busy thanking god to stop to thank the people who are doing the actual work.___

2015-07-19 20:17:41 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Dead Parent's Society:

My father died something like five years ago. I never got a single notification of anything regarding his death. (I was not the executor of his estate.)

Apparently his estate was never filed and they, for whatever reason, the bank is trying to hold my sister and I responsible as his heirs.

(We weren't even aware we were his heirs until today... when some cops showed up at my mother's house this afternoon.)

Hi, Stress. Nice to meet you.

Fuck off, thx.

At least I'm pretty sure I don't have to accept any of the 'inheritance' which is a 178,000 debt on a house.

The Dead Parent's Society:

My father died something like five years ago. I never got a single notification of anything regarding his death. (I was not the executor of his estate.)

Apparently his estate was never filed and they, for whatever reason, the bank is trying to hold my sister and I responsible as his heirs.

(We weren't even aware we were his heirs until today... when some cops showed up at my mother's house this afternoon.)

Hi, Stress. Nice to meet you.

Fuck off, thx.

At least I'm pretty sure I don't have to accept any of the 'inheritance' which is a 178,000 debt on a house.___

2015-07-19 06:59:35 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I have experienced two of the worst places to be bitten by a mosquito at the same time. The same mosquito. Fucker is dead.

First bite: the elbow. Direct hit on the elbow.

Second bite: bottom of my foot in the arch.

I have taken antihistamine because the foot bite is pretty horrific. It's so swollen I showed my husband because impressive. Investing in anti-bite tomorrow, because screw this.

I have experienced two of the worst places to be bitten by a mosquito at the same time. The same mosquito. Fucker is dead.

First bite: the elbow. Direct hit on the elbow.

Second bite: bottom of my foot in the arch.

I have taken antihistamine because the foot bite is pretty horrific. It's so swollen I showed my husband because impressive. Investing in anti-bite tomorrow, because screw this.___

2015-07-19 02:20:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Jet took off right over my car.

Added to bucket list of things I never want to experience again, thank you. 

Jet took off right over my car.

Added to bucket list of things I never want to experience again, thank you. ___

2015-07-17 16:51:29 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I may be watching Jurassic world again

I may be watching Jurassic world again___

2015-07-17 03:25:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Gotten a decent amount of work done so far, all things considered! I'm going to try to write some more before I collapse into an exhausted heap.

I am going to a friend's house tomorrow for a sleepover and it'll be great. Squee!

Gotten a decent amount of work done so far, all things considered! I'm going to try to write some more before I collapse into an exhausted heap.

I am going to a friend's house tomorrow for a sleepover and it'll be great. Squee!___

2015-07-16 22:02:09 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I am settling in to write for the whole evening.

Every thousand words, I will reward myself with 1-2 pieces of tiny sushi.

If you're writing tonight, feel free to check in here with your accomplishments!

I am settling in to write for the whole evening.

Every thousand words, I will reward myself with 1-2 pieces of tiny sushi.

If you're writing tonight, feel free to check in here with your accomplishments!___

2015-07-16 19:24:57 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I want to have writing company today after I get back from running an errand or two.

Who wants to join me? I want basically someone who will also be writing and we can share what we've accomplished in sprints or whatever. (I will probably be gone an hour or so.)

I want to have writing company today after I get back from running an errand or two.

Who wants to join me? I want basically someone who will also be writing and we can share what we've accomplished in sprints or whatever. (I will probably be gone an hour or so.)___

2015-07-16 17:05:52 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I have absolutely zero motivation today to do anything, even go watch dinosaurs eat people. I, at some point, need to acquire some food for myself for today, a task I'm not actually looking forward to. I'm tired, grumpy, and etcetc.

I should be responsible and do the whole food thing and work thing though.

Strongly considering sleeping until Saturday.

I should write or edit, but I'm also feeling pretty discouraged on that front as well. Blah. I really should go dig out some motivation and get at least something done today ._.

I have absolutely zero motivation today to do anything, even go watch dinosaurs eat people. I, at some point, need to acquire some food for myself for today, a task I'm not actually looking forward to. I'm tired, grumpy, and etcetc.

I should be responsible and do the whole food thing and work thing though.

Strongly considering sleeping until Saturday.

I should write or edit, but I'm also feeling pretty discouraged on that front as well. Blah. I really should go dig out some motivation and get at least something done today ._.___

2015-07-16 16:25:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

He landed safe and sound at his destination a few minutes ago.

Exhausted stupor time. 

He landed safe and sound at his destination a few minutes ago.

Exhausted stupor time. ___

2015-07-16 07:09:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

My husband tends to be a very sound sleeper, so I might be staying awake until 5:30 AM my time to call his phone just in case he's napping at Newark so I can wake him up in case he gets lucky and gets the 6 am flight out...

He could, in theory, be reading and not noticed my text message, but I'm placing bets on him dozing in the terminal in some corner somewhere. >.> At least he should wake up reasonably easy considering terminals suck for sleeping.

Also, terminals are a terrible name for airport departures and arrivals.

My husband tends to be a very sound sleeper, so I might be staying awake until 5:30 AM my time to call his phone just in case he's napping at Newark so I can wake him up in case he gets lucky and gets the 6 am flight out...

He could, in theory, be reading and not noticed my text message, but I'm placing bets on him dozing in the terminal in some corner somewhere. >.> At least he should wake up reasonably easy considering terminals suck for sleeping.

Also, terminals are a terrible name for airport departures and arrivals.___

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