Monday, June 23, 2008

Wordle - fun toy

This is a word cloud of part of my short-story Contraband (as was - I'm pretty sure I'm changing it again. I will get it the way I want!)
'S nice.

Not as deaf as I thought...

Got this from erastes - apparently I'm in my twenties as far as hearing goes. Not bad considering I'm in my mid-thrities and have been abusing my eardrums with loud music since I was about ten!

You can still hear reasonably well and you can play this without my old fart colleagues hearing it which makes you feel kinda good.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 15.8kHz
Find out which ultrasonic ringtones you can hear!

Mood: Tired
Music: Shabda - Mike Oldfield

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Playtex moonwalk successfully completed - just need to collect all of the sponsorship money now. (Next year I'm doing the online donation thing - much easier).

It was a great experience and seeing Edinburgh by night was interesting, but my God, it was cold! Once we got to 03:00hrs we had our space blankets wrapped around us, which looked very fetching with the see-through macs we were given in case it rained. Lovely!
I had 3 hours sleep vs 36 awake, and I still haven't quite caught up. I'm working on that. Hope to be caught up by Friday, something the dogs are waiting for with bated breath. They've found it very disappointing over the last couple of days to have my alarm go off at 05:30 and for me to then turn over and go back to sleep for an hour. Ah well. Their ungodly hour of the morning walk will come. On Friday. Probably.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Progress XXXIV

It's DONE! The second draft of 3's Company is finished and is now put to one side for a few weeks while I work on Contraband as was.

I am so relieved. ::happy_dance::

I'm going home now as I'm doing the Playtex Moonwalk in Edinburgh tomorrow night and I'll need my rest. I also still have to decorate my bra! Not that I've left it late or anything!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Progress XXXIII

Okay, nearly finished the second draft of 3's Company. First draft was 26, 033 words; second draft, so far, is up to 31, 423 words. I stopped at the 20, 571 words mark (in 1st draft) which means that I've added 10,852 new words up to that point in the story in the 2nd draft.

I am pleased! I've got the afternoon off today (worked late last night, last late night this term) and I'll be supervising the putting up of shelves later; but hopefully I'll be able to put this to bed tonight as I've got the house to myself until about 22:30hrs.

This is only for me, but I like the picture and wanted and excuse to use it! (Thanks to Rachel Caine for the pic!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Free E-Book

Simon Haynes [info]halspacejock- author of the Hal Spacejock series - is giving away a free download of book one: Hal Spacejock. You can download it here

If you've already read the previous three, book four - No Free Lunch - has just hit the shelves.

For more info, Simon's website is here

Go, read, enjoy.