And what is sad I’m sure it will not be as exciting for me as it should be. I love Heroes. When it first aired I was so happy. Here was a show about super powered people, trying to lead normal lives, but were unable to with the great responsibility given to them via their abilities. Then cam season 2 and the Writer’s Strike. Bastards. And here we are in season 4 and I see them trying to recover, but everybody is pretty much acting out of character (except for maybe Parkman) that it’s ridiculous. Sylar isn’t the same anymore, and that’s sad. When he should be going to the ALL YOU CAN EAT SUPER POWERED BUFFET, he allows Simon to mess with him some more. Yup, that’s not Sylar. He has no reason to do this. In season 2 when he sided with Bennett he was messing with him and using Angela. And he did have Elle on the side. That made sense. This doesn’t and it sucks. I’m not even going to start on what they did to Nathan and how Claire and Peter are pretty much screwing the pooch w/ the inability to wake up and start acting again! Parkman, Hiro, Ando and Mohinder saved the show for me last week. Not sure what will save it for me tonight. I’m agreeing with the Hubby, they’ve jumped the shark via Happy Days. *sigh*
In other news, this blog post comes to you by Windows Live Writer. Was looking for an easier way to post the blog entries for here and for Live Journal. Haven’t fully explored the program yet, so if you see a bunch non-related wacky things here and over at Live Journal you know why. But apparently I can do everything I could directly from the website and more. We’ll see…
How I wish my ‘garden’ looked now.
Ok, so I guess no captions, so they lied, unless somehow Word Press puts caps in there for me…
Today is my last day of my mini vacation and I overslept. Yup. Had a lot I wanted to do today before going back to work tomorrow and now, well, I just don’t want to. Have an errand to run which will hopefully result in a few cookie sales for the Youngest, then chores (the big one is FINALLY stepping foot in the kids room), and then maybe some writing. Though frankly if I could figure out a way to not work right now and still be able to support my family, I’d be doing it. I have enjoyed these last few days, as I’ve been less stressed and more happy. Hopefully I can keep that attitude while at work. Hopefully Bossman hasn’t scheduled me horrendous hours this week. And I’m not talking about a lot of hours, I’m just talking wonky hours. I don’t want a ten to two day or an eight to five day. Those are pains. eight to two or three are just fine, especially if I can do them five times during a week. I get hours, but I don’t feel the urge to kill all the time.
On the writing front. The map making has been very helpful in actually writing the story. Though I haven’t done much actual writing, the ideas are formulating better in my head and I should be able to get them out soon. Which is good as it’s driving me up the wall. Also thinking of the different ways to get this thing published when I’m ready for it. Really can’t do the traditional routes as they cost a lot of money, and I will still do the self-publishing, but they cost the readers a lot of money. So I was thinking along the lines of a combination of self-publishing and electronic reader plus a website. I’m still mulling over it, but it would be the cheapest route for me and for the readers and still allow me to 1- make money (not a lot but a start) and 2- get my stuff out to the readers. And I know what you are thinking, self-publishing should cost me more than the readers. Nope, not the way how it’s done via the Internet. A lot of companies, one of them is partnered with Amazon, only prints the books to order, so there is next to no cost for me, but the books are like $20 a piece for paperback and no hardcover is offered. I could order in bulk and get a discount to hand over to a local bookstore, etc, but right now I don’t have that kind of money. And the traditional way costs a pretty penny, unless you strike it rich. You have to have a Literary agent, and they cost money. It cost money out of your pocket when you have to travel to the publisher (unless you happen to be well known and a star of theirs, then in a lot of cases they foot the bill), and you have to do a lot of self-promoting out of your pocket and it can get very pricy. If you have the money then that’s the way to go. I don’t and I have a family to think about. The ideas I’ve got will allow me to start making some money off of my writing and at the same time allow me to continue to work and support my family. One day I’d like to get a big publisher interested in my stuff, and it’d be nice now, but I have to be realistic here. Now, if you are a Lit Agent willing to work for free or for the potential future, then drop me a line ;).
All right. Need to get off of here and get going. Need to force myself to get motivated and stay motivated. Want all this stuff done today and not tomorrow.