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October 8th, 2012 (10:37 am)

Been AWOL a bit recently, and I apologise for that. I really admire people who can “blog” about subjects on a regular basis. It’s as much as I can do to scrawl down a few thoughts. Guess I won’t be a famous diarist when I’m dead.

Healthwise - I’m over the anaemia, thank goodness, although it’s taken it’s time and OMG I really really don’t want to go through that again. I live in fear of another period so I need to get down the Family Planning Clinic asap. I am forcing myself to walk small distances each day, even if it’s only to the next bench in the park.

Writing wise, I’m editing Standish for re-release, and working on the WIP and looking forward to the edits on “I Knew Him.” Busy busy!

I’ve joined “m/m sprint” a nice little Facebook group where you say “hello, I’m writing, anyone want to join me,” give yourself a target and others can write or edit at the same time. I’ve long been aware that I don’t really fall into the Writer in a Garrett mode and that I prefer someone to be along for the ride – that’s my fanfic roots showing I think – plus the very telling fact that as a toddler I refused to walk unless people were applauding. So nothing much has changed. Anyway, I’ve done over 2k of “Gentleman of Fortune” this week which is now around the 14k mark, which is a nice respectable – “you can’t give up now” percentage of around 18%. Which is nearly a fifth! Doesn’t sound so daunting when you put it like that. I have absolutely NO CLUE what’s going to happen, but for me that’s all part of the fun. It’s when I know what’s going to happen that i find the process boring and want someone else to write it for me.

Haven’t spoken much about Sasha recently, but she continues to be a delight. she’s matured into a beautiful, solid dog with muscles where I don’t even have places and she’s incredibly clever. Too much so really, because when we do training she usually anticipates what I want (we are working on “crawl” at the moment) and she’ll do ALL her tricks at once just to make me happy, all at once hoping that one of them is the right one. She’s also become a bit of a “helping hands” dog recently and has learned to pick stuff up that I drop, which is quite useful. Amusing this morning as I was arranging a bookshelf and she was passing up the books from the floor!

Anyway, here’s a recent pic. She was asleep and snoring. *snort*


Posted by: grace_roberts (jessie_lansdel)
Posted at: October 8th, 2012 12:15 pm (UTC)

Ah, glad you're feeling better. :) I suppose one day at a time is the way to go. You'll
soon be up and running again. I'll give that FB group a look later. I'm going to give NaNoWriMo a shot next month. That'll be a lark.
Nice photo of Sasha. I wish I had teeth as white as hers. Lol.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)

Thanks, dear. It's been a long haul, which is why i really really don't want to be pole-axed again - specially with an active dog and dad to look after now...

Good luck with Nano!!

Posted by: La Reine Noire (lareinenoire)
Posted at: October 8th, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)

Dog snores are the best, aren't they? She sounds like an absolute sweetheart and I'm impressed that she's able to pass you books! Lucy just chews on corners!

Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)

Thanks, my dear. She snores appallingly - often I have to lean out of bed to poke her. And farts.

Posted by: La Reine Noire (lareinenoire)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
Austen - Venting Spleen

I must admit, I've noticed a correlation between terrible farts and terrible snores. It would make sense.

Posted by: eglantine_br (eglantine_br)
Posted at: October 8th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC)

Sasha is beautiful. look at the trust in her sleep. She looks a little like my Hazel, although Hazel is not quite as solid.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)

She's hugely trusting, but that's something we've worked on from the day I got her, she's got to let me touch any part of her - with that jaw, there's no second chances!!

Posted by: lawless (lawless523)
Posted at: October 8th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
cm: garcia

Glad you're feeling better. Sasha doing all her tricks at once to please you made me laugh.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)

Thanks, hun - she's very responsive like that, and tries to work out what it is I want!

Posted by: lee_rowan (lee_rowan)
Posted at: October 8th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)

My god, she has clean teeth!

Glad you're feeling better - I hope The Pause hits you early so you can forget about that problem. Good luck with the new project!

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)

Well, we work on the teeth, they are still new as she's only just 2, but I brush them a couple of times a week and she never ever has wet food, my parents have had dogs with gum disease too many times, and my cats develop tartar because of the wet food. She won't eat teeth cleaning chews - or chews of any kind which is annoying!

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)

*big hugs*

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)


Posted by: Chris (crawling_angel)
Posted at: October 9th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
keep the faith

Super that the Hb has corrected itself. I would hate to think of you admitted to a Ward 48-type place *shudder*

Sasha sounds like she's a right hoot. What an intelligent puppy! Animals can do that though...sense when you can't do something and they try to do it for you.

A new improved Standish? o.O What's wrong with the old one? lol (Or should I have noticed?)

I saw that FB group yesterday. I was confused at first. It doesn't take much!


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