Tuesday DE

Oct. 17th, 2017 05:03 am
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What does your character think of birthdays? Do they celebrate? Do they treat others' differently from their own?

Monday DE: Party time

Oct. 16th, 2017 07:27 am
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Good morning and welcome to another week.

Your character has found themselves at a party, whether intentional or not. How do they feel about this? Do they have a good time or do they have to fake it for propriety's sake? Do they stay to close the party or clear out as soon as they can?

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Oct. 16th, 2017 09:47 am
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Hallo Milliways!

How would YOU like an update?
Excellent!

Apps haven't been processed yet, I've got a project for school that's been taking priority. 
Soon. I hope to have them good and done by mid-week. 

Plots!
As you may, or maynot, have noticed folks have been using Subject Headings for plots.
Thank you so much for doing this!
We figure this is the best way for people to Yes And, rather than expecting people to Opt Out. 
(I think going forward we might also consider having plot creators make a unified Plot Name for said plot, so subject headings are a bit more formalized. But that's because I'm a bucket of fuss.)

Tag Stuff is still ongoing, just slowly. 
Ever so slowly.

There'll be a thread below if there are any questions or concerns that haven't been addressed.
As always the mod email account is also available...though, because of aforementioned Real Life responses are a touch slower.

BUT NOW!

HAPPY HOURS!
This week we have a fresh assortment of:


TODAY
Tomorrow
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 
Sunday

First to claim, is first to 'tend.
Have at!

Shrine day today

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:53 pm
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We went to the Shinto shrine in town today for the Great Fall Ceremony. That's one of the few where the priest opens the doors to the inner temple during the ceremony. It was an utterly beautiful day so that made the trip even nicer. Much better than if it was super rainy or cold.

Other than that, didn't do much today. The hubby and I walked to the grocery store in town (about 2.5 miles round trip) because I forgot to buy potatoes for the stew I wanted to make today. The stew turned out really good but I got a reminder that my period is coming up after we got home. Massive cramps out of nowhere. This round's going to be winner. *groan*

Because of that I only got 500 words written on a new Drath short (maybe short?) story. Such is live. I had to go lie down for a while because of the stupid cramps.

I did manage to get the last POD done for this year. That means that I can spend this week uploading everything for preorder. Which is just what I wanted. Last week. But a week late is pretty darn good, I think.

Everything I write from now on will be for 2018 publication. :D

Though I do still have the rest of this year to fix the Muirin series so that's on the docket, too. And if I get that done I'll work on the Tindiere series next.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, work, exercises, making pasta for dinner and, I keep saying this and not doing it, making my sushi leggings. It'd be nice to have them for the writing workshop next week. So that's a deadline. Maybe it'll help me actually get them done to have a hard deadline.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

TGIF

Oct. 13th, 2017 08:49 pm
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I'm so glad it's Friday. This has been a very long week.

Made longer by the fact that I screwed up the cover for my collection this week so I had to fix it and re-upload it. Which meant that I haven't gotten the Amazon and Smashwords versions done. Ugh. But it's up on Kobo. Go look for Godly Interventions by Meyari McFarland since I'm too tired to link it right now.

Had guests over for dinner last night so that meant I barely got any writing done and didn't manage to get the Now Available for this week finished. Ugh again.

I am having fun with the new short story. It's a sequel to an unpublished short story that I'm submitting (off and on) to magazines and collections. Just because an idea caught me and I had to write it.

The second half of my standing desk arrived today and it's so nice to be able to use my monitor again. Though I'm having to adjust to the brightness and size of it all over again. Oh well, the visual real estate is such a relief that I'm not going to complain.

No idea what I'm going to do tomorrow other than the hubby wants to do something fun. Maybe movie time. We haven't watched any movies together in a while.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting this week's collection up everywhere, prepping (and maybe posting) the Now Available post, actually sewing my damn sushi leggings that still aren't done and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Friday DE

Oct. 13th, 2017 05:36 am
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 Hello and welcome to another Friday!

If your pup were to create a game show, what might it be like?

ETA: Also, something to give you a chuckle for the day...Unused Captain America PSAs from Spider-Man Homecoming.

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Oct. 13th, 2017 10:15 am
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Hello friends! I'm so sorry I've dropped off the face of the earth a bit-- I've been moving and settling into new circumstances and all that sort of chaos. I'm going to try to be around a bit more, but also if anyone ever has need of me or one of mine, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Plotty reminder: translation fail!

Oct. 12th, 2017 07:37 am
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Hullo hullo!

Tomorrow--Friday the 13th, because more bad luck is just what this year needs--the Translation Failure Plot will kick off. The effects will be a patchy disruption to Milliways' translation field: in some parts of the bar translation could be off completely, or result in garbled run-through-google-translate-too-many-times nonsense, or could be entirely unaffected.

A mod has requested that people please put "translation fail" or something along those lines in the subject line of posts, so that people can choose to participate or not in the event.

Hit me up with any questions!

<3

Thursday DE

Oct. 12th, 2017 07:30 am
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IN HONOR OF...uh...me hardly being around lately because I've hit a really busy spell in my life...

What five things should someone place at the points of a pentagram to summon your character?

Bonus round: is there something they should chant while doing so? (Or something they should just shout into a crowd to make your character come running?)

Shout outs

Oct. 12th, 2017 12:41 am
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I hope everyone's having a good week. I know I'm looking forward to the translation plot starting on Friday.

Hera and Kanan are wonderful and awkward.

Yamato and his friends get a little hope while the baby Digimons are so cute.

Claire and Matt continue to be wonderful.

This ended up being OOM heavy so please share threads and EPs you're loving.

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Oct. 11th, 2017 07:52 pm
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Does anyone have any ideas for what LARPing in Milliways would be like/how it would work? Enzo is interested in running a kiddie LARP for any interested Millikinder. Strictly fun stuff, nothing you would not want to inflict on a small child, but there have to be some magical features or what's the point?

(Adults will be welcome to participate as well, although likely by way of running the game, playing the monsters, etc.)

I am back!

Oct. 11th, 2017 09:09 am
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Which probably seems weird, because it didn't seem like I was gone at all. In fact, I've been on vacation all month, staying at my brother's and taking care of his zoo while he was in Hawaii. Probably a weird kind of vacation, but it's the first I've taken in over two years, and it was fun.

But I'm home, and work has piled up while I was gone. I'm going to be terribly slow while I get caught up and take care of a project my network wants. I'll mostly be around in the evenings, and I'll try to wrap up any current threads I have going on then.

Wednesday DE: Heroes

Oct. 11th, 2017 01:22 pm
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 After seeing Wedge Antilles fanboy both Baze and Cassian in last week's DE: who are your characters' heroes they would react to in that way (even if just internally).

Total bleh day

Oct. 10th, 2017 08:33 pm
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Man, I woke up this morning and just could not wake up. The entire drive in to work I was asking myself why I was going. Then I ended up leaving at 10:30 because I could NOT think straight. Braining was not happening. Which wasn't a problem as the boss left at about 8:30 because he caught a cold last night.

Which means I'm doomed, having spent all of Monday in a conference room with him. Ugh. No signs of the cold yet but I just know I'm going to get it.

*crosses fingers I won't*

I came home, had lunch early and then crawled right back into bed. Slept for a couple of hours and I felt normal again. Yay!

So it's back to work like normal tomorrow.

I got writing done, about 1200 words, on a new short story. No idea how good it is but hey, it's writing. I had to toss about half what I wrote yesterday, all 541 words of it, but that's all right. What I ended up with today was stronger.

Also got some Inktober done, made goulash for dinner and swiffered the kitchen floor because I spilled goulash on it. Oops.

Goals for tomorrow include writing, getting a POD done (didn't happen today due to sleeping), exercises, and potentially making peach cobbler.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Tuesday DE

Oct. 10th, 2017 11:37 am
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When is "coming of age" for your character? Is it marked culturally, whether by celebration or solemnity or specific ritual? What significance did it hold for them personally?

Monday DE: Living with you ain't...

Oct. 9th, 2017 07:42 am
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A great suggestion from [personal profile] i_am_your_host :

Does your pup live with someone or by themselves? What do they prefer? What kind of roommate are they? If they live alone, what would they probably be like as a roommate?

Successful day!

Oct. 8th, 2017 08:14 pm
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I finished the book! Quinn proposed and Morgan accepted and it was just a total happy-making ending. I'll need to read it over again later but hey, I'm happy with it. Look for Better With You to come out in January, a few weeks before Valentine's. Since, you know, it ends on Valentine's Day. :D

Also got Secrets in the Prayers into POD format. Now I only have 4 things left to get into POD format and I can upload them all for preorder.

I really wanted to get all of them done this weekend but it just didn't happen. Not with yesterday's uggy day and today's thousand loads of laundry. Plus writing.

And joining Facebook.

I have resisted Facebook ever since it was created but now there's three writing classes I needed to be on Facebook for (two of which I didn't join for) so I finally gave in. I'm Meyari McFarland over there if you want to find me and friend me. (And mabye drop me a message so I know it's you from over here because damn if I know anyone over there)

I will not be linking my real identity into my Facebook. No way. It's for my writing so it's my writing name. So far. We'll see what happens.

Tomorrow there's a huge audit at work, one that I'll be escorting for all day so I expect to be wiped. Probably no post in the evening. Maybe no writing if the audit really kicks my ass.

Thus goals for tomorrow are survive the audit, write at least 500 words, start my latest writing class (it's only 10 days, I can do this even with an audit), and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Sunday Indulgences

Oct. 8th, 2017 05:03 pm
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It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means Jake knows what's the what )

Not a good day

Oct. 7th, 2017 08:45 pm
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We went out to the mall as planned today but man, it was a disaster from the moment we left the garage. Terrible traffic, a (very, very minor) fender bender, not finding things we went after and just all around bleh everywhere. Did get my steps, gummy bears and Lush but I kinda regret going out.

Fender bender was super minor. We were stopped at a light and this couple on their way (late) to a wedding bumped into our rear fender. No damage on our side, a little scuffing on their side. The guy had the gall to be offended that we were angry at him for smacking into us.

I may not have mentioned it, but in college I was in a 7-car pileup in exactly those circumstances. I was stopped for a light, six cars in front of me. An old lady blacked out at the wheel, smacked into the car coming to a stop behind me and driving her into the other lane. My car was shortened by a food on each end and I got a dandy case of whiplash from it. That's also when my migraines started.

So yeah, my neck went rock hard just in reaction and it ruined the day, outright.

Then traffic was ridiculously bad everywhere we went so it took an extra twenty minutes or so to get to the mall. Meant we were to late to go to the restaurant we wanted to hit. And the mall was busier than it would have been otherwise.

Either way, by the time we got home all I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and hide so I did exactly that. Took a nap and felt better afterwards even though my neck is still a little tight.

After dinner I got writing done. One and a half chapters left in the novel! Morgan is giving Quinn her Christmas presents (all handmade) and then it'll be time for the proposal chapter and end of the story.

At least I got my steps for the day. That's a good thing.

Goals for tomorrow include writing the rest of the story (hopefully), doing POD versions for the last few stories this year, laundry, spending time with the hubby and cleaning my bathroom. Which needs it. Badly.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Almost done with the novel

Oct. 6th, 2017 08:36 pm
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I just finished chapter 18 and realized that I'm two chapters from done with this novel. I have one chapter of Morgan wanting to propose and Quinn working hard at bringing herself to do so and then the proposal (hopefully on or around Valentines) and it's finished. Yay!

Also yay is that I got this week's story done. You can find Clouds Drifting Overhead on Kobo, on on Smashwords, on Amazon as an ebook and (probably tomorrow) as a TPB and on CreateSpace with the ebook at $2.99 and the TPB at $5.99.

It's a lesbian sweet romance, interracial new adult, and set in Seattle. Hope you enjoy it if you choose to read!

On the publishing side of things, I have all the covers done to the end of the year and all the ebooks, too. Now I just need to finish 5 PODs and I'll be ready to upload everything as preorder. That will hugely simplify the rest of the year. And, you know, preorders are a thing that are supposed to be good for your business. We'll see if it does any good.

Went grocery shopping today, which was needed. I finally broke down and bought a new Swiffer, the sort that does wet as well as dry floors. We need it for the kitchen and bathrooms. Promptly used it once I got home on the kitchen.

I'm just shy of my steps for the day but I'll get that wandering around the house as my bathtub fills.

Goals for tomorrow include writing another chapter, getting at least one POD done, going to the mall with the hubby (which means that more than one POD is not going to happen), using my new swiffer on the bathroom floor (needs it!), and that's about it.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

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