Snapshot: June 30, 2015

Time: Hah! I’m being a really really good blogger and writing this at 11:11 pm the night before.

Feeling: Well, I’ve had a glass of wine, so I’m feeling good. Does that count?

Eating: A blade steak, to go with my wine. I think in the US it’s called a flatiron steak?

Drinking: Wine (a Malbec) *cough*


bishops wife

I wish! I’m still in a reading slump. But I did dive a little into The Bishop’s Wife and it’s quite intriguing. I’m not very familiar with the Mormon religion, and this promises to be both a good read and a good way to learn more about the Mormon religion.

Listening: I’ve been working and listening to the last few chapters of The Strain. Liking my reread (relisten?) so much, I downloaded the next two books in the trilogy from the library.

Writing: Can I just say, I’m REALLY REALLY NERVOUS about the Dark Fantasy writing class I’ll be attending mid-July, the one that’s taught by Kelley Armstrong? First, there’s the “I already know this” knowledge that I’m probably going to be the oldest person attending the class *sigh*. Second, there’s the fact that it’s a workshop and I’m going to be getting a critique of the first 20+ pages of my dark fantasy WIP Sweetness and Dank (and that’s a working title, in case you were thinking That’s a pretty strange title).

Working: I’m working on indexing a huge (massive!) criminal law text book. Think roughly 1400 pages and you’ll be almost right.

Photo of the week:

Photo 2015-06-29, 12 22 42 PM

Hobbes has been under the weather this week (hairballs from grooming Creeper, I think) but Creeper’s been taking care of him. :)

8 thoughts on “Snapshot: June 30, 2015

  1. Care

    Such cute kitties.
    I took Esther to the pet store and she got to meet the nicest cat – both weren’t too sure of the ‘exchange’ but it was calm and controlled and then Esther backed off. I don’t know if she was scared or bored. Oscar would have been a complete mess – cats drive him bananas (but I left Oscar at home this time)
    INDEXING sounds both hard/tedious and extremely interesting.
    Slumps usually break eventually and I find that I can’t quite pinpoint a reliable method. I do know that I tend to suffer from the overhwhelming Too-many-books-I-want-to-read-right-NOW and so can’t focus on just one.
    Have a great day!

  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Love the cat picture! The Bishop’s Wife sounds interesting. I know a little bit about the Mormon religion because my uncle converted a number of years ago. Hopefully this one helps break your slump a bit. I don’t even know what goes into indexing but it sounds absolutely exhausting. Your dinner sounds delish and yes I think it’s typically called flatiron though I have seen blade steak as well. Have a great day!

  3. Michelle

    Steak and a glass of Malbec? That sounds like the perfect night to me!

    That indexing project sounds pretty horrible, and I say that with love because I am the queen of massive Excel spreadsheets – think tens of thousands of line items. I hope you can get through it quickly and painlessly!

  4. Ti

    The first part of your snapshot made me laugh. Malbec certainly lightens things up.

    Don’t fret about the workshop. I find that when I take classes with younger writers, they tend to look up to me even though I know absolutely nothing. I just go with it. Be the cool one. LOL.

    The kitties are cute. Hairballs. Not fun. My cat used to hack them up all the time.

  5. Kepanie

    Your writing class sounds so fun to participate in and learn from. I have Kelley on my TBR as I haven’t read her works yet. Will try to get one in soon.

  6. Jenni Elyse

    I am Mormon and I want you to know that The Bishop’s Wife isn’t very accurate. The author has an agenda with her book and doesn’t portray Mormons in a very good light. If you have questions afterward, I’m more than happy to answer them.


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