March 31st, 2008

Everyone here is a crazy person.

Monday!

Administration
Happy birthday to liamstliam!

Medical
Took me a bit to recover from the TMBG concert, even though I wasn't in full bounce! I'm back on an even keel now, though.

Gojirawitz Girls Challenge
So far? $708.25. Dudes and dudettes, if she manages to raise $1,000, it would make. Her. Year. Either way,we have enough for that deposit; I have just reserved her space. Yay!

Florida
Will be in Florida this Friday (4/4) through the following Saturday (4/12); assume sporadic internet access.

Spacebar
Anyone know how to fix a space bar on a laptop?

Link Soup
* Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users. So many kinds of fucked up.
* This would actually work as a pickup line around here.Not the PolyBoston is full of geeks or anything.
* The evolutionary arc of Oz.
* 21st-century theremin?
* Someone called Hal Duncan a dung-loving sodomite. He replied. Hilariously.

Daily Science
Botanist sues to stop CERN hurling Earth into parallel universe. Yes, really.

Daily BPAL
A reminder - super-duper mega sale over here! Over half my collection, including some serious rares.

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Plans
Let's see if I can actually get any pre-writing done today. *wry smile* I really do need to prewrite April's WTD,as I'll be in FL for my sister's engagement party Friday-Sunday, and I may be able to post, but I certainly won't be able to concentrate; plus I need to leave Adam next week's Shayara bits to post.
  • Current Music
    Peter Gabriel - Red Rain
Elayna & Mommy laughing

Gojirawitz Girls Challenge poll

Since many sponsors didn't vote in the PayPal comments (some didn't see where they could): a poll!

Please - only vote if you've sponsored. You can sponsor via the PayPal button on any of those links. I do know who's sponsored and who hasn't, so don't be sneaky. :P (And yes, if you already voted in PayPal comments, vote again here, please!)

Remember, all sponsors get an exclusive storybit by the Gojirawitz Girl with the most votes!

Rapunzel

Elayna
5(27.8%)
'song
13(72.2%)

The Princess and the Pea

Elayna
7(36.8%)
'song
12(63.2%)

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Elayna
11(57.9%)
'song
8(42.1%)

Cinderella

Elayna
8(47.1%)
'song
9(52.9%)

Rumplestiltskin

Elayna
10(58.8%)
'song
7(41.2%)

Hansel and Gretel

Elayna
18(85.7%)
'song
3(14.3%)

Sleeping Beauty

Elayna
6(31.6%)
'song
13(68.4%)
  • Current Music
    Poe - Wild
Tiala - xana art

April's WTD

I dunno, I might be having fairy-tale burnout. I am having sort of a blank day, writerwise, even though I have lots of stuff I need to get off my ass about.

Deliver unto me more writing prompts.

EDIT: In the prompt post, not here; I like to keep everything in one place. I will lose this post.
  • Current Music
    A New Found Glory - The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
Katchoo - Terry Moore

Some frank talk about money.

There's a reason I've been so rabidly focused on WTD and writing and selling stuff thus far this year. This has been a long hard winter for us Gojirawitzes. Electric and gas bills have been hovering close to $300. Each. Elayna needed new glasses. Max needed surgery.

And here I am, a big ol' drag on the finances; not just food and heating expenses, but I pay $200 a month for the meds that keep me from seizing or having heart malfunctions, that keep the fibro pain from being more crippling than it is. And the side effects from those meds + the conditions in general keep me from having a regular job- because who'll hire someone so variable? I can haul boxes one day, but I can't even lift the coffeepot another. I require naps. My brain damage fried my short-term memory such that it is intensely difficult to learn things, making me pretty untrainable - and I think that's the worst of it, really. I used to be clever as hell, a crazy-quick study, and now I can't follow simple instructions if they're not written down. So. Unhirable. And the credit cards are maxed, y0.

WTD saved our asses. It may have saved Max's life; it certainly saved him from a lot of pain. And January through now... without the WTD money, we wouldn't've made our rent.

So I'm pushing it hard, yeah, because this? This makes money. This is the only thing I can do. On a good month,I can make my writing pay for my meds.

So if you are sick of WTD... sorry, dude. You're going to keep seeing it, first week of every month.

I think this writing retreat will be intensely helpful. Because I've been feeling tremendously rushed with all of this. Whether it's an artifact of my attention-span-limiting meds or just the breakneck speed of this Red Queen's Race, my writing has been in snippets,in shards;I have not had the space to Tell A Story,and I need that if Shayara's going to work; I have the constant fear of fucking up on Shayara, the constant wondering if I started too soon, if I should have written and edited and then put it up, but I have had no time, and it is too late now. Had I not had the month long fibro flare, I'd've had the time.

I hate being sick. And, barring a miraculous cure for epilepsy and fibromyalgia, I will always be sick.

Rainy day. Ouchy PMSing 'song. 'Twill pass. The heating and electric bills are both down to under $150 this month, and March was the last month we had to pay for Max's surgery. We will manage this summer and see if we can plan better for next winter. But. It has been a long, hard winter over here.