Hello my darlings,
Why is Cy awake at 4 in the morning? Well, I could very well turn that question around and ask you what you are doing up at four in the morning … but I will not.
If you really wish to know, I have been working since about 10:00 on the demo website for Orcs and Aliens. I only took about an hour break to finish watching The Hobbit with my sister (and it was so epic, of course it was). It was only when I pulled up this tab to check my blog that I quit working on the website since. My brain hurts, my eyes hurt, I am not so sure I have my sanity left about me, but the bulk of it is finished and that is the main thing! Now to just kick my lazy staff into gear (I kid, I kid).
Naturally, a lot has changed since my last post. Let me begin by making the final reveal of the Orcs and Aliens logo.
It’s pretty sweet, isn’t it? Just wait until you see the website it accompanies! I have this feeling that our first issue is going to be a really great one, and it’s only going to get better from there. (We are STILL accepting submissions, by the by! And we are still selling advertisements).
In other news, WE HAVE THE PERFECT VENUE FOR OUR WEDDING! It is a lovely little spot. Check them out here: http://stonefieldcellars.com/ .
I’m so thrilled with the choice, you have no idea. It is pretty much exactly what I pictured for my wedding. Small, serene, and relaxed. Now if I can just get … everything else in order. But that is my biggest stressor out of the way! So thank you everyone who helped spread the word and sent all of your good wishes our way!
On a lower note, my great grandmother is going to the nursing home (“rehabilitation center”) tomorrow morning. She will be there for at least 20 days, possibly more, depending on how and if she improves. At least she is beginning to get better. We can tell because she is getting grumpier.
…I will be honest with you. This past week has been one adventure after another in the hospital. Among other things, she has…
- Told my mamaw that the nurses entered her room in the middle of the night and left through a secret door in her bathroom. They proceeded to grill lasagna in the backyard of the hospital. (??)
- Said that some men had entered her room that same night and attempted to kidnap her. (????)
- Mentioned that a nurse had come into the room (again that same night) and drawn blood from her stomach. (!?!?!?)
- Been on a salt binge, and will not eat (repeat: will NOT eat) anything that is not coated in salt. This includes but is not limited to: her salad, her oatmeal, and possibly her morning coffee.
Something you must understand. This entire situation is exhausting, mentally and physically, and it is taking its toll on the entire family. The hilarity of the above bullet points arises because she does not have dementia or any other serious disease. She doesn’t need drugs or dementia to say things like this or act this way. It is just the way she has always been. Seriously … ask anyone. Our way of dealing with it is being able to smile at our own situation.
Back to a high note, and some good news. I sold my first print books this week (a total of four, which made me spin on my heels). My eBook sales have been doing all right (what more can I expect? It’s summer) but these are the first print books I have EVER sold, and I wasn’t expecting that I would ever sell any online. So, happy happy happy Cy for the next few days. Every time I log onto Createspace and I see that number under my “sold” section I grin like an idiot maiden with her first lover.
I haven’t done much writing this week, but I’m hoping after my birthday on Monday I can afford to get a new computer, which will naturally lead me to do more writing.
Your most adored,