In a Dr. Pepper-Fueled Haze

“Fueled” is a weird word. I’m sort of thinking that it’s real, but then again, maybe it’s not? I don’t play enough scrabble or do enough crossword puzzles to know if it’s a legitimate word (because those are my standards, I guess?)

My husband is out of town, which means I have been returning to my feral semi-human state of not having changed out of my pajamas all day, and I’ve been eating cold spaghetti and drinking shocking amounts of that most forbidden of drinks: Dr. Pepper.*

I have been trying to fix the website, but not much appears to have been done because not much of what I have done has been successful. I still need to put in another mailing list . The last one was… complicated, and I forgot how to do it. The newer one is also complicated and keeps sending me passive-aggressive emails that suggest that I’m a bit of a disappointment when it comes to following through at projects.

I’m still trying to put together Namio Tristique.** I’ve been feeling the urge to work on it lately, but was a bit surprised to find out that all the art I’d previously posted has… gone… somewhere else. I know that the last year was pretty crazy for me, but I’m fairly certain I didn’t make up the whole Namio Tristique project as some sort of hallucination, so the art assets have to be somewhere on my hard drive. Right? RIGHT?

Because files don’t just disappear… right? *sigh*

I may have to scan everything in again, but that’s how it goes.

I’ve also been working up to splitting All the Growing Things into smaller, issue sized bites, that way people who want to buy it, but aren’t yet ready to plop down $20 can still check it out. Also, I think having a goal of 22 pages to shoot for is a good one for me as an artist to have, especially since I’m about 15 pages into the next book, and quite a few people have been asking about when the next one is out.

22 pages is do-able, where as another 148 pages is… daunting to say the least.

I’m also working on nanowrimo*** this year. I normally don’t do it because I tend to fail at it, but I figure that – hope springs eternal – I can do it this year! I’m already off to a pretty decent start (after a bit of a delay while we were at the Tuscon Comic Con at the beginning of the month.)

If all goes well, I’ll have a truly embarrassing piece of Lovecraftian steampunk that I’ll have to edit like crazy before I can ever show it to anyone. Ever. Still, it’s fun to do, and it’s been keeping me from playing too many video games. Which, considering that Gearbox knows the way to my  heart is paved with golden weapon drops, there has been a LOT of videogaming in the past month.

I’ve been dreaming about playing Fallout 3 again though. Is that weird? It seems weird. Maybe I should try to finish one of the other Fallout games first. Or maybe I should go back to trying to get Namio Tristique back online.

Arg. Things.



* John does not like them because he says they are “too sugary” BUT HE IS WRONG AND THEY ARE PERFECT. THEY ARE THE MOST PERFECT DRINK KNOWN TO HUMANKIND.

** I’d link you, but it’s REALLY messed up right now.

*** If you want to add me as a buddy, that’s cool and I’ll add you back; if you don’t want to, that’s all cool too!

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