Cirque du Mort & Shiny New Life
WHAT I'M READING
I finished both THE BROTHER'S KARAMASOV & DRAGONFLY IN AMBER this week. You couldn't pick two more different tomes to read concurrently, but I thoroughly enjoyed both. I had A LOT of late nights this week and reading is one thing that helps my mind disengage and stop worrying about everything else. (Because there is SO MUCH GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!!)
WHAT I'M WRITING
After writing 4K last week, I wrote diddly squat this week. Bupkis. Zilch. I seem to be doing that a lot lately- Bursts of productivity followed by periods of "there aren't enough hours in each day" freak-outs. Hoping to have a little more time to write in November for NanoWriMo, but honestly, I really don't know. I did manage to make a little progress on my edits, so there's that.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
So after turning in my two weeks notice to quit Evil Day Job (much rejoicing!!), I've been trying to wrap up all sorts of loose ends. Annnd trying to get everything ready for Shiny New Life. Even with all the advance prep I did, it's still been a whirlwind. Here's what I'm doing for Shiny New Life in case you're interested and/or didn't already know- Biotica EcoTours
Then of course there's the Halloween Party. Those of you who know me, know how epic Halloween is at our house. As in live bands, fire breathers, building a stage for said bands & trying to turn my house into a black and white circus tent...because PRIORITIES! Our theme for this year is
Cirque du Mort. (Think Day of the Dead meets Creepy Circus) And we are having too much fun with it. Seriously. Crossing my fingers that the cops don't show up again this year. I've bribed/placated/invited all the neighbors within a four block radius, so hopefully we can revel until the wee hours unmolested.
Oh, and our band (which is still nameless in case any of you have suggestions) is going to play a live set at the Halloween party this year. So I also get to try on a few new songs I wrote...and possibly get myself arrested for violating the Noise Ordinance because my shiny new Marshall amp goes to 11. *evil grin*
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
- All things Creepy Circus
- Making things- sculpted ibex horns, giant skeleton puppets, massive black & white pinwheels with fireworks on them, Day of the Dead homebrew, 150 tamales *whew* *wipes sweat from forehead* oh and....
- Shiny New Life starts October 15th!