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    I just had one of those “Oh god, I’ve lost it all,” moments, when my writing computer sort of took a breath on start-up, and quietly shut down again.

    It booted properly the second time–and, in fact, I’d have lost maybe two chapters of work at most anyway–but you can bet your sweet tush that I have made a backup of Nook and stored it in two, soon to be three, different locations. *heart palpitations*

    Ted got up at 8. I thought I’d rolled over and he’d come back upstairs to take a shower, but it turned out an hour had passed between those two things happening. I didn’t get up until nearly 10, which is extremely unlike me these days, and which has sort of thrown me off. Dragged myself to write, and it became clear that the setup for my office wasn’t going to work; I was just getting too much brightness from outside, and couldn’t counter it with the lamps, so I was getting, if not headaches, at least consistent grumpies from the light differential. So I rearranged, after which came the computer scare. I clearly need to go have lunch and … I don’t know. That sentence should end with “write”, but right now I think just managing food will be an accomplishment.

    Yoga class tonight. I think it’ll be good for me.

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    early morning blog entry

    This is my early morning “warm up the fingers before I start the real writing” blog entry, where “early morning” means about 9:30, which really isn’t very early at all. And it won’t be posted until sometime tonight when I go over to my parents’ house to use their internets. Not the point. *squinchy face*

    It boggles my little mind in a turrible way that today is the first of July, and the second half of the year has begun. It’s been an extremely chaotic half-year, and I wouldn’t mind it one bit at all if the second half settled down some.

    To that end, let’s see what I’ve got on my plate:

    – finish writing CAULDRON BORNE
    – write a proposal for THE IMPERATOR’S HEIR (asap)
    – finish my “From Russia, With Love” revisions (asap)
    – go to ComicCon*
    – launch Chance
    – hopefully sell & write THE IMPERATOR’S HEIR
    – get the next six Chance issues written
    – go to MeCon
    – go to the Nickelback concert :)
    – go to London for a book signing
    – go to Octocon
    – go to South Carolina to be a teacher how to write
    – hopefully go to WFC in Calgary

    Oh yes. That looks *much* less frenetic, doesn’t it? *rolls eyes*

    While we were unpacking, I discovered pair after pair of cute pants which totally don’t fit me because I re-gained 25 pounds. It is a new month. It is a new house. It is a new town. It is my proclamation that I’m going to stop eating so much damned junk food (which really is my downfall: I love sweets, sigh) and get back into all those skinny pants. There’s a yoga class tonight. I’m going to go to that. So mote it be.

    Today I need to write 4431 words, which will get me to 50K on this book.

    Here I go.

    (and, at the end of the day when i’m actually posting this…)

    I only actually wrote about 3K, which isn’t enough, but, well, *shrug*, it’s what I wrote. I’ll try to make up the other 500 words tomorrow. We’ll see. I *did* go to the yoga class, which was invigorating, and…

    …and I just got notification that TAKE A CHANCE should be in the July Previews at the end of the month for a September release. ZOMG. This might really be happening.

    *If you’re going to ComicCon yourself, and we have not made arrangements to meet, please email me at cemurphyauthor@gmail.com so we can!

    miles to Isengard: 61.9
    ytd wordcount: 249,900

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