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[sticky post] Welcome Note (updated Feb 1, 2017)

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Current Active Serial Story: Selkies' Skins (read on LJ, read on DW, or read at site)
Selkies' Skins manuscript wordcount:
Selkies' Skins: Castle and Well (book one): 131,693 for chapters 1 through 39, front matter, the glossary, and author bio. It is followed by a second book covering the second half of Kirsty's testing, and likely a third book or fourth book to deal with other important bits of the selkies' (yes, more than one) stories that are not focused on in Kirsty's Skinquesting. There is also an audiobook version recorded, narrated by Illya Leonov. He is also expected to narrate the books of the Dragon Shaman series. https://www.amazon.com/Castle-Well-Selkies-Skins-Book/dp/B00O9GKYW0/

Selkies' Skins: Temple and Skinquest (book two): 41,338 and growing in the manuscript as of April 20, 2016 and is in progress. I need to look over the current manuscript for the current wordcount before editing.

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It's actually the 24th, but I mis-tagged in the video itself as I was processing today. Need more coffee.
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Donation/Tip by Paypal stuff

 I am having to update Paypal buttons. All previous ones are now blocked, though I will be working my way back through all old posts as I can which have them to replace and update, along with place Kirsty nearby. Here is the new button, which is supposed to be done with the new encryptions. Supposedly.

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rambles and updates

 I finally wake up again without swollen glands in my throat and having to drain my head and float myself in licorice tea to combat that and still be able to record. I get to celebrate with the long forgone morning coffee.
 
In other news, the puppy keeps refusing her puppy chow in favor of Sirius' kibble. He's confused by this. He's also confused still why the puppy will play with him when she only sees his head, but won't play tag and plays less when she sees his big moose body. He may finally be starting to understand that he's no longer puppy size, as he has taken to putting his whole head between the puppy and I to block her from my face and ears when she gets too rambunctious.
 
Sirius seems a bit clingy and a little insecure, so Merlin has been taking him into his room for some one one one time more often and to bed earlier whether he actually goes to sleep or not. I spent a good bit of my morning before coffee pinned back against the couch with a big dog cheek mashed on my lips (carefully, or he tried to be) until he had enough kisses. Roughly five minutes worth of kisses, which gave my coffee time to cool anyway. It was even more comical to me as when letting lips rest, still trapped since I didn't want to push him into the tray the laptop was on, he would alternate licking forward at the air with trying to make kissy sounds himself.
 
I'm not sure what the puppy, sitting on the floor on one of the kids' old crocheted nap mats that now serves as an area rug, thought about this strange scene. I could see her watching curiously around what part of my vision wasn't blocked by dog head or too blurry outside of the glasses range.

Cirrus and Thunder seem to be taking well to the puppy. Thunder is much more adamant about when my bedtime is and getting his nighttime snuggles.

The puppy started out as a foster puppy rescue, being held for the intended owner until she could get a place. It turned out though that once she got a place there were no pets allowed. The puppy was supposed to grow up with the kid she is pregnant with, but now that looks like her plans are shot. Thus, Athena and Vinny seem to have a new puppy. Said puppy likes "uncle Merlin" very much, and yesterday ran to greet him when he came home. That's probably part of why Sirius seems a little more insecure than he did with Dude.

In the audiobook I'm working on I have three chapters left to record before I finish part two, and then will only have part three left to record. I have some redraws to do and more to continue for another children's book through Pen It Publications. I've not forgotten Selkies' Skins, nor have I forgotten the poetry. My time is mostly eaten up with processing and quality check on the audiobook files. The new equipment has speeded things up greatly, but there is still a lot of time that goes into even just one hour of finished audio, far more than the one hour. I will have to take this into account when I work on my own audio projects, when I get to those in my work queue.

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update

 The requested deadline for having the narration of The Ian's Realm Saga Trilogy has been pushed back by the author to late May to early June. This gives me a bit more breathing room but I will still be pushing as hard as I can to get it completed as fast and well as possible since I know how things like to go boom around here the past few months. Hopefully this also means that soon I'll be able to get a bit of writing time in on Selkies' Skins. In other news I'm also contracted to illustrate a book about a young woman in the Little League from back in the 70's or s, back when co-ed baseball was a new thing. I have not forgotten Selkies', I'm just trying to keep bills paid and have a few more things in the air than gives me writing room yet.



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Podcast: Moey's Big Back Yard

https://www.facebook.com/WJOB.1230/videos/1767849013260723/

 Do you remember the dog book I illustrated for? You can meet the author in this podcast. I am so ecstatic that the interviewer termed the art as "whimsical" as that is exactly what I was aiming for.
 edited: The video did not show up the first time.

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Today's anniversaries

Today is the 20th anniversary of my High Priestessing, and I believe the 7th for the hysterectomy that saved my life. I am too tired after staying up too late working on illustrations for a book only to turn around and try to cram too much work into one day in a mad rush to try catching up on all projects to do any introspection. I feel rather as exhausted as I did in high school and more than I did in university. The tree book just needs this cover art finished though before I send the file folder off to the publisher for that project. Paddy's Day Challenge/story has been handed in to Bear for Dragon Hearts. Have worked on some other projects today as well and managed to be there for Thursday library.

I must sleep. I have to take care of myself. I find myself repeating habits from high school that were not good for my mental health. Worse, I feel isolated. I know I am not, but I feel so. Like I'm stuck in a coccoon and getting weaker instead of getting the thing busted open to unfurl my wings and dry out. But I have to do it myself. If someone opens it for me, metaphorically, the water will never come out of my lungs and I will drown whether the chrysalis opens or not.

Perhaps tomorrow I should draw strength and use the Chrysalis tarot deck for myself that was gifted to me, which stays by my head where I sleep.
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I don't know what to do with this yet

Possible start to the next chapter of Selkies' Skins. Takes place at the time Justin carries Kirsty through the doors of Mara’s Sanctum. Unsure of chapter title.
 

I am unsure whether to place in the Selkies’ Skins books or the Dragon Shaman books. Leaning toward inclusion with the Selkies’ Skins manuscript. The question then becomes whether in book 2 or 3, but likely 2 since it pertains a bit to the Temple. Does not fit in The Shadow Chronicles since it does not touch on nor affect Willow's growth into Angelina proper, but must occur before all heroines are of the age where they meet bodily.

 

 

The scent of fox soothed her repose amongst the nest of pillows and blankets within the intricately worked nest shell of silver and precious gems. The ache of her bones had yet to ramp up to it’s normal levels, which increased the longer that she held off the rejuvenation of manifesting yet another body. She had stopped counting long ago, although every time she needed to she did her best to hide it from the kitsune that accompanied her through the centuries. At least the enchanted fire in the pit still crackled to augment what heat came to the Chamber of the Tree from the hotsprings in another branch of the system she had grown and dug.


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And only glimpsed when sought.
 
I'm sure you can figure out why I tried to get this one up so fast.

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Update Post

 What is currently on my plate and what is going on with my Youtube Channel.





Original posting is found at: rainstardragon.dreamwidth.org.
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 Magic is that breath never quite caught,
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