First of all, I got this quiz from Tama, our beloved Mother of Chaos, and thought I’d share:

This Is My Life, Rated
Life: 7.7
Mind: 6.6
Body: 5.5
Spirit: 7.6
Friends/Family: 8
Love: 9.1
Finance: 8.5
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

Apparently my ‘Love’ score was EMBARRASSINGLY high…they asked for my advice in that area–and I didn’t want to say, “We’re Hal and Lois from Malcolm in the Middle–we forsake all other areas of our life in favor of a good back rub and a chance to spend time together.” It just seemed like the mystery was better than the truth, you think? But the best part was the mildly average intelligence…”Aha!” I thought, “This here could be the root of all my problems!”

Anyway, about the blog title:

*I am half a sock away from a pair of Monkey socks.
* I am a sleeve and a hood away from an easy wash, no stress cardigan for Ladybug.
* I am a toe away from the first sock of my ‘Chicken toes’ design.
* I am 30 or so pages away from finishing Part I of BITTERMOON. It will be almost as long as BOUND.

Can everybody see why I love the knitting? Can they? Because here’s the thing…I did not start out to make Monkey socks and end up making a Monkey sweater, now did I? I didn’t start out with enough yarn for a cardigan and end up with an afghan–oh now, definitely negatively did I not! I am going to end up with a cardigan–it might be a little bigger than I’d planned, but children grow, and it will end as I began, and so I am happy.

But this book… It was meant to be a quickie, you know? I’ll just whip out this little story that I’ve had boiling in the back of my mind forever, and dedicate it to my children and it will be a fun little break from my poor little Goddess who just got married and needs a little R&R.

I am such a goddess-forsaken, brain-bedighted, pith-pated melonhead. And I mean that in the most self-deprecating of ways.

I have fallen in love with my characters, and fallen in love with the appalling choices they have to make and fallen in love with the people who love them and…and dammit, I want to get back to the Cory-verse, because she has some shit to take care of and I’m sort of instrumental that way…but…

But I suck at finishing my knitting. I get better at it–my ends get better woven in, i remember to get to all of them, not just the ones that announce their presence with trumpets, and I block every project now, and not just the ones I’m trying to fix the small irritating problems on. I mean, I finish almost EVERY project…. (Seriously–counting my crocheting years, I can actually count on the fingers of one hand the projects I have simply ERASED off my craft log…I don’t frog things into oblivion, I just forsake them and pretend they never lived. that’s sort of a shitty thing to do to a project that has been nothing but faithful to you, so I try to do it as little as possible. But as for my finishing TECHNIQUE…well, those of you who have read VULNERABLE know that it needs work. Those of you who have read WOUNDED and BOUND know that I’ve been working on it. And I don’t want to let it slide…and BITTERMOON must be finished properly. So this is what I’m going to do.

Finish part 1. Call it BITTERMOON PART 1: TRIANE’S SON ASCENDING and send it off to my proofreaders. Begin BITTERMOON PART 2: TRIANE’S SON REIGNING immediately. When it is done, send if toff to the proofreaders. (Goddess, I love you guys…) While they’re proofreading 2, I’m revising 1. While 1 starts the publishing process, I’m revising 2. The two books will be released about six to twelve weeks apart.

And then Cory and I can have a long ladies weekend and catch up…she doesn’t know it yet, but she’s been very very busy.

(Next post will have so me children in it–so you remember I have them:-)

0 thoughts on “Finishings…”

  1. roxie says:

    You raise healthy, happy children, work a more-than-full-time job, Keep Mate smiling, AND do all this other stuff? Really, you need a dashing cape, jazzy red knee-high boots, and a big red S for your chest. Darling, I KNOW how writing eats your time. I am so PROUD of you!

    (Wanna see those chicken toe socks!)

  2. NeedleTart says:

    Oh! I got a high score on the Spiritual line. All those philosophy classes paid off. Can’t wait to see the socks and to read the new book…..

  3. Yea you! Sounds like you’re on track and will have a bunch of stuff completed rather soon.

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