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No shit, Tempus Fugit!
One day left in 2008! 
30th-Dec-2008 08:04 pm
So, I had my first dead Villager today. Poor tribal chief Rachel was just a skeleton when I logged on this morning. What a shock! Wish I'd gacked an image of her (when she was alive).

I was so freaked out, I froze the game. I can't stand the thought of logging on and finding out Bruce is dead. After all, Rachel died of 'old age' at 68, and Bruce is the same age!

So, in thinking about 2008, the best thing I'll remember is finally getting serious about my writing, getting a good start on my novel and getting a plan for publication. Today I spent almost three hours with Angel, talking about our next steps and just motivating each other. He's done a lot of our lists for us, but I have much research still to do. And much writing. Saturday night we'll go to a workshop about finding an agent.

It just seems so possible now. And other things seem less important, so perspective is coming around.

Charlie, Angel and I are starting Our Writing Circle back up, this time with new members. We'll ask Jodi, too. Not sure who else. I'll let Dick and Peter know we're doing it, but I don't expect them to participate.

And in the meantime, I need to go clean my closet (!), vacuum, and write at least one Batman drabble. Sue's bringing Christmas ham over in a while. Maybe after that Charlie and I will go catch a late show of Valkyrie. Yesterday we finally got our nails done (after nearly three months), got my bedroom cleaned; and then today I finished the bills. Good news! I got a surprise check from the bank in a plain envelope I almost didn't open. Escrow refund! I don't think I've had one of those in five years, at least. Usually I have an escrow shortfall I need to repay around this time of year. What a windfall ~ nice way to end the year.

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31st-Dec-2008 07:51 am (UTC)
(An aside: I NEED a Virtual Villagers icon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Poor Rachel! How very, very sad. I wish we HAD gacked an image of her! (Damn it.)

And YOU ROCK for all the cleaning you did (in your walk-in closet AND the family room). Go, YOU!

I'm EXCITED about our Writing Circle! Can't wait to get going on it again. I think we're SERIOUSLY on the way with our writing now. You and Angel are really rocking it, meeting all the time.

By the way, I seriously can't wait to see "Valkyrie" -- especially after viewing that special on the History Channel. (Just my kind of thing, of course...)

I need to do a list of all the good things that happened to me in 2008. It was a hard year, I grant that, but it was an amazing year, too.

Of course, how often do either of us dwell on the negative? Go, us. (heh)
1st-Jan-2009 03:35 am (UTC)
I don't even feel like blogging much, but it's the last post of the month. Not sure if I'll try to post every day in January. It's too stressful.
31st-Dec-2008 04:03 pm (UTC)

Gosh is that mood icon CUTE!!!! Andre is ♥

Funny to think I've drooled over him for roughly 22 years now...he's a mere 3 months older than I.... ;)

Anyway,I'm rather out of the loop on those types of games,but did the game itself actually randomly make Rachel die,or did somebody make her die? How very depressing,and I can see why it freaked you out a bit!

I took note of Charlie saying that she had died but sadly didn't have the time to comment on her post...I should go back and read it again. :)

Yay for writing,and yay for moving towards being published! I would so love to see a book that I had created bound and for sale on a shelf at the local bookstore,but alas,I need to network and get real about it! I feel like participating in NaNo these past two years and exercising my writing muscles was my first step,now I need to move on to the next step...goal for 2009? Hopefully!

Have a great day,Marilyn! :)
1st-Jan-2009 03:36 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm a huge Andre-lover. It took forever to do that mood theme, but it was worth it.

Thanks so much for your comment. Happy New Year!
31st-Dec-2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
Wonderful about your book!
1st-Jan-2009 03:37 am (UTC)
I'm determined!
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