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Apr. 1st, 2017

I've decided I just have to go back to Sirens again, even though the altitude part scares me. I have ALWAYS developed altitude sickness, but dang it, I just want to go back again.  So I am.   It was just such a positive, fun experience, and I met so many fabulous people there, 3 of which I have retained contact - not bad, not bad.  Yes I am looking at you [livejournal.com profile] queenoftheskies.  You are going to Sirens this year, right?  I already missed the deadline for the dinner, but we had such fun at OUR dinner, I figure it'll be fine.

Today I spent the afternoon with another friend I made there, Rook Riley, who lives in Plano - we attended a workshop together and a couple weeks ago took a glass blowing class.  So much fun to have a new friend who I can do stuff with - though we are about 1 or so hours apart, we can easily meet in the middle for things on weekends.

WHINE AND MOAR AHEAD:

I am frustrated with my current writing group, and how they do things, and Friday nights is just... I am tired of giving up my Friday night every week.  I am so tired by the end of the week, I just want to go home, take care of the dogs and relax so I can hit the ground running (or not) on Saturday.   I have never liked how the group handles crits (bring copies, read there, then discuss).  It feels rushed and there's just no time for more than one person.  It doesn't start until 7, even though we would all be able to be there by 6.  That makes for a late night - 10ish by the time I get home. I can't do that to the dogs - I risk accidents.  And I get accidents if I am home after 6:30.  Sigh.

Last night, I decided I wasn't going to go so I told them hey I am going to be at CM for an hour or so listening to the live band and writing after work, but won't be doing the group tonight, leaving about 7:15.  No comments so didn't worry about it - later, I got fussed at for not joining them, because I was there.  Well yes, I was there, but for myself, and working on my stuff.  And I got my outline caught up!  YAY so happy.  So anyway - bah humbug, I love listening to the live music so from here on out, I have decided I'm done with the group and will go listen on Saturday evenings, and write outside and not worry about being pounced for staying outside and doing my own thing.  All the group members are good people and I count them as friends, but they can't give me what I want, and that fussing at me, the 'you were there, why didn't you join us, we caught you, busted' (I did exactly as I told them I was doing - headed home at 7:15), has made me very grumbly.

ANYWAY - life goes on.  As far as writing this month - I mostly wrote 30-40 minutes a day, weekdays.  I discovered the doing Meal Prep Sunday, and having all my meals ready for the week, makes for a more productive lunchtime.  Will definitely keep doing that.  :)   Weekends I am less productive re: writing, but that's okay - I am making solid progress on my epic fantasy, and most importantly, am having a wonderful time doing it.

Seattle in just over a week!  I'm going to Norwescon!  I am excited!

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