valarltd: (writing porn)
2020-12-31 08:00 am

Deadlines

January
15 Submissive Pleasures (m/m)

February
15 Queers Destroy SciFi! 7.5K http://submissions.johnjosephadams.com/queers-destroy-sf/submit/

March

8: Of Heaven and Hell 3-15K, m/m http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/submission-guidelines-2/
15 Genderqueer
March 1- April 1, Reading period for Ghost in the cogs and tomorrow's Cthulhu 4 K each
April

May
1 Undeath in the Age of Steam <10K
State of horror, Missouri Charon Coin press
15 Master Mine (M/f)

June
15 Have Quest Will Travel (any pairing)


July 1
Paranormal sherlock, 3-8K https://lexxxchristian.wordpress.com/an-improbable-truth/
Defying Doomsday, disabled Post-apoc 3-7K http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions/
A Lonely and Curious Country, lovecraftian, <6K http://www.ultharpress.com/a-lonely-and-curious-country.html


August


September
1 Mistress Mine (F/m)
15 Winter Shivers (no sex, just horror)

October

November

December
15 Badass (m/m adventure)

2016:

January
15 Kagema's Sons (m/m rentboy)

February

March
15 Xenophile (any)

April

May

June
15 Mythos for the Modern Age (none)

July
1) For Sale By Owner (m/m)

August





Conventions:
March: MidSouth Con, Memphis
Frolicon, Atlanta
May:
June: HYpericon, Nashville
August: Memphis Gaming Expo (Memphis)
River City Comic expo (Little Rock)
Sept: Memphis FurMeet, Memphis
Imaginarium. Louisville
Oct: ConTraFlow New Orleans
Festival of souls, Memphis
Nov: ConTraception, KC
Dec: Geekonomicon, Biloxi MS

Completed and in edits
Dirty Toes
Steampunk Boxing
Anthony
David
Flower fairies


Projects:
Mystery of the Monkey God, A Lord Withycombe novel
Cliff Cody and the BrainEaters of Algol 3
Phantasmagoria shorts, 5-6 of 10-20k each, Nagina, Jene, Tony the duck guy
The Wash and Wear-wolf's Wares
DJ novels, Painting Blues City Red
Passion Hearts/Rainbow Hearts
Seasonal Make & Do books, Spring and Summer
Runic alphabet book
Nick & Corban
Gammon (lake monster)
Fissures (what lives under the ground)
Steampunk novel w/ J


Serial with Cat
Steampunk Civil War Zombies
WWII dieselpunk furries
valarltd: (aisha)
2020-12-31 12:30 am

Talking about reward programs

There are tons of these.

I am currently signed up with

Inbox Dollars (read email, take surveys): $19.57 at this time. Need $30 to cash out
Ibotta (get rebates on groceries): $4.05, need $10 to cash out
Swagbucks: just started
Bing.com (alternate search engine): 169 points, Need 525 to cash out
Shopkicks (walk into store, get points): 3831 points, Worth about $15 in gift cards. 1.8 million gets me a vespa
Ebates: I seldom order on line, so haven't used
Viggle: 26,090 points. Almost enough to cash in for a free movie, or enough for 8 songs.
Media Insiders (monitors my net usage): 150 points Takes several thousand for cashout.

I'm thinking I need to organize better and set a day just for doing these. I use Bing all the time, instead of Google.
valarltd: (Default)
2017-06-18 12:47 am

Future timeline

 This is not Word of God. This is a rough draft. If you are a Nikolai fan, and see a problem. tell me
Eight Thrones Timeline
 
2010: Steven born, Sept 2, James born June 12
2035: Linda Hummingbird born
2040: Bloody Friday, July 13. David Born Feb 14 of this year
2041: CS forms
2045: Complete dissolution
2046: US pulls it together
2051: Color outlawed in CS, June 19. Gayness outlawed, June 28.
2052: The Cooper-Young Cairn in Memphis created
2053: Tanis born April 15
2057: Chuck Hummingbird born
2060: Second Trail of Tears
2064: Valerio born December 9
2069: Anthony born August 2
2071: Nick born Nov 7
2091: Anthony Hatcher taken into the Ligatos Group 
2092: Brother Anthony Winters assassinated on live TV
2093: religious pamphlet date.  Nikolai Revenant: Nov 2093
April 2094: Kentucky rejoins the US
Oct 2094: Glad Hands/Opening Master Anton
Summer 95: Most of Master Anton
 

valarltd: (interesting)
2017-06-15 08:53 pm

Odd thoughts

I watched The Frisco Kid tonight and had two weird revelations, that oddly will tie together for people who know me well.

This is a capture from the film:
 photo FriscoKid8_zpsjoz7zkig.jpeg

This is my husband:
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I've had a raging Gene Wilder crush since I was 15. And the juxtaposition explains so much...
Same eyes, same face shape, same coloring, same beard




Second, Terence McNally stole a bit of choreography from this film.


At the end of Love! Valour! Compassion!, the guys are practicing Swan Lake for a benefit. James Jekyll, who is in late stage AIDS, does exactly what Avram does. They guys make on pass and two and on the third there's a gap where James has collapsed. I gasped a bit at that recognition.
valarltd: (writing)
2017-06-08 06:40 pm

Have a sample

Unfortunately, this scene will likely go away. The circumstances that lead to it are resolving differently. But it as so sexy and so heartbreaking I had to share.


From "Nick and Corban"

It wasn't until the third night that David bothered to look in on James and Tanis. They always did fine on their own. What he saw made him run for the elevator, heedless of his pajamas, robe or bare feet.
Read more... intimate violence, gun play )
valarltd: (Default)
2017-06-07 09:04 pm

Thinking about clothes

Why is it my characters have better taste than my personalities do? David in my books wears tweed and formalwear and suits and looks good. The obnoxious queen in my head gets me Egyptian print ties and bright blue blazers.


And suddenly the characters are stealing each other's ties? Really?

To understand this, you have to know a little about my Eight Thrones Universe and the fact I mentally cast it.
I did a post some years ago about Historical casting. How the characters would look in each cinematic era.
http://valarltd.livejournal.com/2029144.html
Lots of pics.

But my favorite image of 2005 David and my image of (a much older) 1940s Nick are swapping clothes.
 photo glover_zpsvfolvd7s.jpg  photo oldwithtie_zpsexfil0on.jpg

Not to say Nick isn't a little jerk. He'd totally steal David's ties.
valarltd: (interesting)
2017-06-04 11:02 am

Menopause, round ??

Period started today. Not sure whether it was supposed to. Had "Eat all the things" last night.
valarltd: (Default)
2017-06-03 11:05 pm

Planning for the Week Ahead

Sunday:

Go to Southhaven.
Breakfast with Dad
Bring Jonner home
Work 1-7:30

Monday:
Best Buy
Bank
Make dinner
plan week, shop

Tuesday:
kitchen
Michaels 5-9

Wed:Garage

Thurs:
Garage

Fri
Michaels 1-5

Sat
Michaels 9-5
valarltd: Diva (Deb)
2017-05-30 10:42 pm

Busy day

I got up early and cleaned.

Had a consultation with a contractor. House will be about $20k to fix entirely. We can get landscaping, climate control, electrical and working bathrooms for $10.

Went to the store

Made dinner.

Watched a couple of movies.

Made a patreon and blogged.

Rescued kittens from the roof.
valarltd: (Default)
2017-05-30 07:51 pm

Wish again

My stuff from Wish.com has been arriving

a pentacle necklace: good length, pretty. I like it!

200 stitch markers. Work well. And oops, kittens got them.

a short sleeved top\
a long sleeved top None of these fit. The short sleeve comes closest, but I need to lose a couple more
a binder / inches in my bust.

a pompom maker: Nice. Makes great pompoms

a vibrator: Small but powerful. You can make a cat blep if you stroke their neck while holding a vibrator.

two different sets of nipple clamps. One lovely, the other is yee-ouch! I liked them both

1 pr of compression socks: Oh yes! I love these. I need them in knee length
and a pentacle with a tree of life in the middle

Still awaiting:
a fidget spinner
a fidget cube
a dragon ear wrap earring
a viking tunic
valarltd: (Default)
2017-05-14 10:02 pm

Planning for the Week Ahead

Monday May 15
Lunch on Winchester
Actionlink

Tues
Lunch on 72
Dinner on Broadway

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat
Breakfast in Millington
9 AM Michaels
valarltd: (interesting)
2017-05-13 09:53 am

Wish.com

So I was pointed to this site
http://wish.com

I'm kinda gaga over it. I have a wishlist and everything. I know where I'm directing people shopping for me this holiday season...

My first order should be arriving soon.

I got:
a fidget spinner
a fidget cube
a pentacle necklace
a dragon ear wrap earring
200 stitch markers
a short sleeved top
a long sleeved top
a binder
a pompom maker
a vibrator
two different sets of nipple clamps
a viking tunic
3 pr of compression socks
and a pentacle with a tree of life in the middle

And I paid about $40, because of a half-price code. If I'd been smart, I'd have made one order and gotten it all for about $30. And then thrown in the leather jacket I want.

Clothes, household goods, shoes, electronics, cosplay stuff, pagan and geek stuff, anything you want, all fairly inexpensive. Shipping is SLOOOOOWW, but I can wait until June 17 or 24, because I only paid $2 for a $20 item.

if you order, use the code hnyrfqf for half off. 
And buy that $23 leather jacket.

valarltd: (sookie)
2017-05-07 09:17 pm

Planning for the Week Ahead

Monday
work
gym
Ham and swiss pie
Scrub stove top

Tuesday
Work
gym
Stroganoff
Silverware drawer

Wednesday
Work
1030, Oli Doctor
Fish and chips
fridge

Thursday
820 Jonner Orthodontist
Work
gym
taco mac
cabinet

Friday
Work
gym
check cleaning supplies

Saturday
Michaels 1-5:30
valarltd: (chaos)
2017-04-23 06:55 pm

Planning for the Week Ahead

Sunday: put laundry away
make lunch for Monday
check if lavender will work in afghan

Monday:
work
1030 dr, Olivia, schedule my followup and check on preciptions
Chicken cordon bleu pasta
make lunch for Tues

Tuesday:
work
Plan Beltane
ham and potatoes augratin
make lunch for Wed
payday

Wednesday:
work
Spaghetti
make lunch for Thurs
plant seeds

Thursday:
work
funeral potatoes
make lunch for Friday

Friday:
Work
dinner out

Saturday:
make cheesecake
work 2 PM-6:30
Beltane
plant seeds
valarltd: (interesting)
2017-04-02 11:51 am

Not dead, it just feels that way

I'm working long hours and don't have a lot of internet access, except on my phone. I hate doing a lot of typing on the keyboard, so long-form blogging has suffered.

I'm going to the gym and my body is changing.

I've got a lot on my mind.

I opted to remain genderqueer and not pursue transition, because it would be too disruptive to the people in my life. Also because Hera and The Crone are still using me and they would not want me as a man.
I'm questioning this decision.

My BDSM tastes are in question (I have a whole post about this) and I'm wondering if I'm actually kinky or just insane.

I'm writing again, which makes me feel better.

I'm debating what to do about my backlist, and reaching no decisions.

I'm looking into running for office.

It's a lot on my mind and I can't even keep up with my housework, let alone manage all of this.

My brain is a chaotic mess right now, and I can't marshal arguments for a coherent blog post.
So forgive me this list and I will continue sorting out.

This week is work and gym and writing.
I have a 504 meeting for Oli on Tuesday.
valarltd: (Default)
2017-03-16 01:30 pm

Not blogging

I haven't made a real blog post since September.

I haven't made many good journal posts. I'm working a lot. My work day is 13 hours long. I'm writing and working out.

My life is quiet.
I'm well into 7th season of a Buffy rewatch and it has sparked almost no meta from me.

My brain is slowing down. Or maybe I;m just locked in post-election trauma mode and can't do anything but shuffle numbly through my life for the next four years.
valarltd: (Default)
2017-03-05 08:45 pm

My week

Fitness: Did 4 days at the gym. No more weight increases. Going to up my reps. Made it up to 11.5 minutes on the elliptical and didn't feel like dying.

Writing: Master Anton broke 30,000 words, 10K this week.

Worked a lot.


This week:
2 pr of feet
1 hat
And all the above.
valarltd: (Default)
2017-02-26 09:09 pm

Laundry, a Play in Three Acts

Act I

Morning, interior, house

(Half-asleep Angel loads washer, adds soap, pushes start. Nothing)
"Honey, the washer won't start"

(cue pushing buttons, checking fuses, testing outlet)
(Swearing)

Act II
Interior, laundromat, mid morning

Angel loads washer, adds quarters. washer fills and dies.
Cue more swearing.
Move laundry to new washer.

Act III
Interior, home, mid morning

Angel is rooting through change jar.
"The laundromat washer died too."

Mudd:Honey, the house dryer still works.

Curtain on facepalm and hysterics.
valarltd: (nick)
2017-02-23 09:45 pm

Stress reduction and sleep routine, day 3

One good thing that happened today: My writer's block has come undone. 4000 words.

One goal accomplished today: Writing

One goal for tomorrow: work out

One thing I'm looking forward to tomorrow: Lunch at the Chinese place. They make the best cashew chicken
valarltd: (Default)
2017-02-22 09:32 pm

Sleep routine day 2

One good thing today: tulips on Winchester road.

One goal today: writing!

Goal for tomorrow: workout
Looking forward to chapter 2 of my book.