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29 October 2014 @ 09:38 pm
I Feel Like There's a Lot to Say  
Just a couple days ago, I got back from a trip to New York with relatives; my aunt, uncle, and cousin were driving up to visit other relatives, and invited my sister and me along, and it was a busy trip. Eventually, I should get around to writing more about it, but suffice to say it was a busy seven days. Our aunt's house is about a twenty minute train ride outside Manhattan, and I went in four three or four days. Unfortunately, I was sick the entire trip, but it was still a lot of fun.

Now I'm pulling this last minute shit at Halloween again. I spent ages working on other projects--I had a commission to finish, then spent time working on a coat while thinking that I should work on my Halloween costume--so now I'll be finishing it tomorrow afternoon, just in time for work the next morning. I have had absolutely no time for anything else, and at one point went over a month without doing any drawing, even. My "reading" consists of audiobooks on youtube while sewing.

I did make up for that the past few days, though. Today, I spent the whole day painting on the computer, learning new tricks. In a couple days, my life will get back into a steady routine again, at least. I need to start focusing on other things. Like writing; I've been losing patience--or perhaps inspiration--for it, and I want to start building that up again. I think a key will be buying a traditional keyboard to hook into this computer. Even though it has s keyboard of sorts, there's nothing quite like the reliable clack of heavy-duty keys.

In the meantime, I had someone ask me if one of my old, long stories was on AO3 for download. I'm thinking maybe I'll upload the whole thing there, then orphan it, in case someone is interested in finishing it themselves; I had started writing it back in '07, and while I am still interested in the concept, I am far beyond that skill level at this point. While I'm at it, I think I should go ahead and upload other stories I still like on the archive.

I'm also intenting to go through honest effort to find another job, too. The minimum wage in Michigan went up, so now I'm barely below it, anyhow, and now they're saying that, in January, no one at the restaurant will be allowed set schedules. It's just the last straw, and I don't want to be present for the chaos that will ensue. I really want a bank job or something. Something quiet, where I get holidays off. Those are benefits, as far as I'm concerned.

So, I'll try to go into more detail about New York another day, hopefully within the next week, and not pulling this weeks between posts shit. (Once again, I think the lack of a real keyboard is a contributing factor; what I have is not very ergonomic, and I'm making typos every other word, which means it takes me forever to type anything at all.)