-In other news, I still don't like anything I'm writing for my NaNo this year. But oddly enough, I'm on track to finish by the 30th. I don't know, I'm just letting myself suck. The problem isn't sucking, it's not being able to make this sound good. I dunno. I'm not worrying about it. I'm just getting through the month without getting mad at myself or the book. It's an odd kind of test.
-Work is going very well. It's totally easy and kind of boring, but at the same time I've discovered if I really throw myself into the job the day goes by fast, and I have more fun with it. And, hell, I am making REALLY good money for what I'm doing. Also, they just trained me on another campaign to take registrations for some kind of dinner event for doctors, which I'll do in addition to the tele-detailing, and which has an incentive of $.75 for each inbound call. SWEET. I'm excited to get my paycheck this week to see how much I've already made in commissions.
-I am looking for an artist to design a mock cover for The Poppet and the Lune. I AM willing to pay for this. If any of you know of an artist, designer, or other kind of artsy person whose style would be good for the cover of a fairy tale about a patchwork girl and a boy who cried wolf (and became one), please let me know! Even if you don't know them personally. I'm on the lookout! More on this, and why, in later entries...
-All around, life is good. This past new moon, Jared and I went to see his grandparents and aunt in Pennsylvania who he hasn't seen in over 15 years (which is the only reason he didn't invite them to the wedding- in my mind, a wedding is a good excuse to see people again!). They are very sweet people. It was nice to be around grandparents again. I love to hear their endless stories that make me nostalgic for a time I never knew. :) New moons are always a great time for me, a magical time that is thoughtful and dreamy. I might not be the most productive, but I feel everything very deeply. I was close to tears so many times Saturday because my heart was so full for Jared and his grandparents :]
-Starting next week I'm going to be getting back into Bikram. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5. I have these classes I've paid for, and damn it I'm going to use them. Those are literally the ONLY times I can go, and even that is squishing it between other things.
-I ordered wedding picture
prints! I'm going to go out and get a fancy album for them so we can cart them around at the holidays and show family :)
-I'm thinking about Christmas gifts already for Jared. Also birthday gifts (12/27). He hasn't had a Christmas stocking since he was 15, so this year we're doing stockings for each other. He's very into Nordic myth, and I think has a blossoming pagan-ish feeling about it, and mentioned that he was interested in runes a few times... I'm going to get some wood cut and a drummel and I'm going to make him his own set of runes :) Among other things... he really wants a banjo, too, and since I think he desperately needs a creative outlet I want to get him that if I can afford it. Meanwhile, I have no idea what I want for Christmas. An iPhone maybe? Meh.
-This weekend is the Half Way Party for NaNoWriMo, and we're having it at my parents' house! Eeep. They're going out of town for the weekend, and they said we could have people over there. I think it will be wonderful, I just hope no one breaks or otherwise ruins anything, lol. And the weekend after that, we're going to Pittsburgh to visit my brother and sister-in-law! We're going to get free tickets to her concert for Appalachian Spring
:) Fun! And before that, during the week, we're finally getting together with Pete and Katie and Sarah and Jenn for dinner in Rochester!
This is the month of madness. XD