Apex Magazine, Journal, Writing

It’s strange what an empty office will make you think…

I am not going to lie: the office after hours, by myself, is a kind of creepy place. Apart from the door down the hall that always sounds like a little girl shouting “Mom!”, or the creaky air vents that sound like footsteps, when all the lights besides mine go off, I can’t help but start to think of what I’d do if I looked up and in the reflection of the front window I saw some disembodied figure lurking behind me in the dark conference room. *shudder* On the plus side, I can come up with some pretty fun ghost story ideas in the few minutes before I shut all that kind of thinking out of my head so I don’t get the heebie-jeebies. 

Oh! In fun news: I cut my hair yesterday. Well, *I* didn’t, but the nice hairdresser lady did! It’s almost spring (tomorrow! yay!), so it’s that time of year when I cut off all my hair and run around telling everyone “I LOVE not feeling hair on my neck!” Yes, it may disturb some–the running around talking to strangers part, not the hair part–but I think I’m sweet. ^_^ lol Will post pictures shortly.

Pulled a no-lunch (did eat, just didn’t take off the time) today, plus two extra hours at the end of the day to save myself some PTO time for when I don’t feel like I’ve been run over by the flu-dozer. And yes–I’m feeling much better, thanks for asking. But with no lunch, that means no writing, and coming home this late means no time for submissions today. Sunday is my EP1C 5UBM15S10NS S1FT1NG AW3SOME MAR4THON OF DO0M!11!!! so I can finally finish up my queue. At least, that’s the plan. Might as well use this time when we’re not getting new submissions to get myself in gear and prepped for the new delicious onslaught! ^_^

No lunch also means I didn’t do any writing, or at least, I didn’t put any words down. But this last destroyed week has gotten the mind thinking again. I’m hoping it won’t be long until I can finish cranking out “A Maze of Invisible Walls”–I’m pretty much done, interest wise, and really want to move onto something else for a while–and maybe, maybe if I’m *really* productive, I’ll get Thief Dilemma Chapter 17 (untitled) finished and posted. Wouldn’t that be nice? I think so! I’ve got both 17 and 18 planned for most of the characters, but I need to brainstorm still on one of the others. Once I get that squared away, I’ll have all the sections I need for 17.

Next story I write is going to be under 7.5k. I need to practice short stories so much more. And I’ve got a ton I could try out–I just need to really focus on execution.

Been dying to get my hands back on THE NOVEL DRAFT, too–strangely enough. At the end of this last year, I thought I wouldn’t want to even *think* about it for at least six months, but dang it if I’m not really excited about fixing it. Still will hold out for now, though. 

Will be creating a new email soon to reflect the new married name rather than old pen name. Oh, those silly little details!  I’ll probably just use it for writing submissions for now, but I’ll let you know when it officially changes over.

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