My To-Do List -- Last Updated January 31, 2013FAQ -- last updated February 4, 2010Commission InfoI'm not dumb, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
-- Calvin, The Days Are Just Packed
So because I misplaced my notes on The Chromus Rift
the other day (I found them again, don't worry), I ended up getting a decent start on the next chapter of Trials of the Flesh.
So it looks like I'm going to be writing two chapters at once here. Not that that's a bad thing, I guess – just means that if I'm not feeling particularly inspired to work on one, I can switch over to the other. Hopefully this means both get updated at a decent time…
Naturally, now that I've gotten about halfway done with The Chromus Rift's
rough draft, I'm being hit with yet another book idea.
My mom has long told me I should write a book about my experiences at the library, and while I once dismissed the remark as silly (who'd want to read about what goes on in a small-town library?), the idea is slowly starting to grow on me. Hey, people will read about the silliest things – I'm currently reading Julie and Julia,
about a woman who challenges herself to cook every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook over the course of a year. If that can become a bestseller and land a movie deal, why can't a book about a nerd at a small-town library be a thing?
I've also seriously pondered writing a book about the Transformers fandom – there's a LOT of fascinating and scary things to be told about any fandom, and the TF fandom has its own set of quirks that would no doubt shock and entertain the world in general. I have a feeling I'd be disowned by the entire fandom in a hurry if I tried publishing such a book, however…
In other news, Ezzie's kleptomaniac ways have officially crossed the line from endearing to frustrating. We've seen her make off with various small objects before – everything from candy wrappers to empty toilet paper tubes to even my brother's shoe, that last being no small feat given that the shoe was bigger than she was. And setting anything on a table or counter is a risky proposition, as she's liable to knock it onto the floor and play with it. Pens, glasses, cell phones, silverware… nothing's safe, it appears.
I found this annoying but silly… up until yesterday, when my MP3 player mysteriously vanished. I've searched high and low and still can't find it. And yes, I suspect Ezzie had a paw in its disappearance.
My sister got me a new MP3 player for Christmas, so I suppose this shouldn't be TOO big a loss. The old one's volume control button fell out, and it was starting to lose its ability to hold a battery charge for longer than a few hours. But at the same time, it was familiar and easy to use, whereas the new one is a pain in the neck to operate, won't play some of my songs (format error, it claims), and has a weird sound glitch every ten seconds. Makes me want to throw the thing against the wall.
If my old player doesn't turn up within a few days, I may just cave and go see if I can buy a new one in the same model or at least a similar one. I want to be able to listen to ALL my songs, and without having the sound fritz every ten seconds.Art Feature -- TFP Transformer concepts