Well, I've finally finished editing the first manuscript for a friend. I have to send that along to them today. That's good. That means I can make a start on the next manuscript. Once that's done, I can return to my own writing, which I put off because I was juggling too many things all at once for a while there.
My leather working stuff is coming along. I have used up all the soft leather I had, and am now moving to the stiffer leather. It's still too thin to really carve, so I'm just tooling. It's a good project that uses my hands, and I was missing that a lot. It will take me a lot longer to do than the soft leather ones, obviously, as there are designs to stamp in, but I've done more than half of it already.
I've been binging InuYasha of late. For more than a week, in fact. I'm almost finished the entire story, and I have thoughts, people. I'll probably discuss them in my allotted blogging spot on Black Gate magazine.
I'm hating the weather, of course, and I am thanking my lucky stars that I have some air-conditioning in the house. I'm sad we don't have functioning air-conditioning everywhere in the house, because leaving my bedroom when it's miserably hot and humid like this is not fun. Though, with the sound of cicadas, the heat and the humidity, I've been getting Christmas carols stuck in my head.
Because, you know, this is Christmas weather in Australia.
Frankly, though, Australia, I'd like you to take it back.
Oh, I had to buy a new keyboard. The old one used to get the 'a' key stuck all the time, which was frustrating. Whenever I wanted to write something, there'd just be a whole bunch of random 'a' in between letters of words, making it look like some sort of secret code or something. Not how I want to be writing important emails and such. It got worse this weekend. Not only was the 'a' key sticking. But so too the 'n' the 'y' the spacebar and delete buttons. Which means if I wanted to his space bar, it would go on not just the once I tapped it, but ad infinitum. Unless I pressed another key. If I happened to press the delete button, the same thing would happen and everything I had written would bet deleted. It was frustrating and boy did I let my vexation out in a string of very blue words. Still, I have a new keyboard now. It was an expense I didn't really need at the moment, but there was no helping it. I wouldn't be able to get my work done if I didn't.
And that was my weekend. Right, there are a couple of pitches I have to prepare, and there is also a whole lot of job hunting I need to be doing. I'm off to go do those things. Have yourselves a great Monday.