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I suddenly noticed I haven't read LiveJournal for a couple of days. Not sure how it happened; although last night was a little crazy -- I got home early and started dinner, but when Barb came home we realized we were nearly out of cat food and had to go out, so I turned off the stove and we went to PetCo to give Bo and outing, then stopped at Safeway to get his marrow bones, and weren't back home until past 6 -- which means the beans were NOT cooked, and finally at 7:30 decided to just eat some frozen stuff and I really HATE eating late... but there it is.

And every time I've opened my computer lately, the first thing I'm seeing is Ring of Fire, so that's what I've been working on, which has put me behind on everything else, but I am liking the shape it's taking. I decided that, after all these years, I'm going to put the sub plot back into the story where it belongs, cut severely, and then chop it in half rather than try to aim for forcing through a 300,000-word novel. Right now "Part One" is at about 80,000 words, and may get a little bigger, but not much; the rest will make up "Part Two." I'm ending Part One right after Sean Patrick lets Della go and the vampire hunters have dispatched Erlind, making for a reasonably good climax and lead-in into Part Two.

I would have bet money I was Applejack...

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Probably my love of research! :D

This morning, some ANIMAL got up on the stove and somehow managed to knock off my brand-new large cast-iron skillet, breaking off the stability handle (which concerns me) and CRACKING A TILE. I am Displeased with this, and the main suspect is Bo, who seems to me to be the only one large enough and strong enough to commit such a crime (plus, he's been known to check out the skillets in case we've left something tasty to lick -- which we had not, it was cleaned and freshly oiled). The skillet is still usable, but without the extra handle, it's a little on the large-and-heavy side to lift, especially when it's full of something.

typographer has gotten me hooked on Lambic, a Belgium beer which does not taste like beer at all, but rather more like a fruit wine. I've tried the raspberry and the apple, both delicious. There are blueberry, peach, and cherry, as well; I will be trying the cherry for sure. Nom.

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cornerofmadness
Jan. 6th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
the lambic you're trying sounds good. I've had a few that were just weird. Any brand in particular?

and good luck with RoF. sounds like a plan
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
It's this brand. I found it initially at Trader Joe's, and today at Total Wine.

I hope it works. I'm more and more tempted by the self-publishing option, considering...
cornerofmadness
Jan. 6th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
i'll have to see if our trader joe's has it

might not be a bad way to go. We've seen some real successes that way last year
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Good luck!

That's what I'm thinking. It's not got the stigma attached to "being self-published" it used to have.
cornerofmadness
Jan. 7th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
exactly (though I was just reading an article that came across via twitter about it being over done now...) Did you see that one article (which I thought I kept but can't find) about how the one woman turned her self published book into a 6 figure generator via facebook, twitter and you tube among other thi ngs
wildrider
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
And God knows there's some seriously bad shit being self-published; but yes, I saw the link on that woman, and I was impressed. I doubt I could do that since I'm not a great marketer, but I would love to have a few more readers.

cornerofmadness
Jan. 8th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
yes self marketing in the way she managed it daunts me
sillymagpie
Jan. 6th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Darn that dog! I was going to say, I'd be impressed if one of the cats managed to knock down a cast iron skillet!

Good luck with RoF. :-)
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Well, we really don't know -- Barb was home but all she saw was a guilty dog going into his crate and three frightened cats running -- so it could have been any of them or a combination...

Thanks!

ljs
Jan. 6th, 2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
Cheers and good thoughts for the revision of RoF!

[hugs]
wildrider
Jan. 6th, 2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hugs and happy Friday!

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