I must be sleeping well or something because the dreams have been super crazy. The two weirdest were:
1) finding Theo Flurry (hockey player..?!) drunk under a bush and having to take care of him. We became chums. It was kind of nice. When I woke up I had to google Flurry because I couldn’t figure out how I knew what he looked like. Turns out, I kind of did. Except dream-Theo looked a bit less ‘Hockey’. If you are from a place in which hockey is a thing, you will understand what I mean.
2) yelling at someone, emphatically, that they were going to finish their book by June and that was IT DAMNIT. Karin and I are pretty focussed right now on maintaining momentum on the projects we are working on, but I’m pretty sure I wasn’t yelling at her in my dream, but myself. So my new goal for the final draft of The Place Where We Belong is June 1. As in June 1 it is with an agent. Perhaps not an agent that will rep it, but an agent that is reading it. Big deal for wee me.
I am weirdly enjoying Nicki Minaj’s “Only”, which I won’t link because it’s 100% NSFW, and it’s not the lyrics, because o.O, but the backing track. There’s the Chris Brown problem, as he does sing on the track, and that really does cause me concern, but also. The spooky metronome makes me so happy. I wonder if there’s an instrumental version?
I have been happily playing 2 survival games: The Long Dark and Don’t Starve! they are weirdly similar, and yet not overly alike. I figured, being Canadian, I’d be great at The Long Dark, but I have only survived about 3 days. Ah, well. Hand me my toque.
From where I sit I can smell the new tea I bought, an organic Earl Grey blend called Madame Grey, that has safflower and citrus peel in with the bergamot. I am not a fancy tea drinker, not even by half. But I love earl grey in all of its incarnations. This batch is from Ollia Macarons, a new macaron boutique here whose treats remind me of Maison du Macaron in Montreal. I love macarons. They make me happy.
(I have the doggies today and Tasha Yar is having a dream it would seem).
In travel news, I have determined that I am going to WFC this year, and knowing that makes me feel settled and happy + good. I haven’t been to a con in years, but for some reason going to a convention to be among the People makes sense to me right now.
Edward Hermann passed away. While I did watch Gilmore Girls, he will always be Max, Vampire Dad, to me. The Lost Boys is on our list of possible podcast movies. You really can’t beat the Frog Brothers.
work on the synopsis for The Place Where We Belong – a thing which really does show you where you need more conflict/tension. I have always been afraid of the dreaded Synop, but I’m coming to this one with such a place of Zen that it’s not bothering me at all. That’s the difference, I think, between this book and the other’s I’ve written. This one feels like we’re in it together, which is a pretty awesome way to be.
drink some tea (soon)
go through the glassware and pack some up for the thrift shop
That feels doable, yes? :)
Okay, friends. Have a glorious day.