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It's a conspiracy...

... real life doesn't want an update.

Let's see... my daughter is still getting used to her new schedule where she's with daddy all day at work (he's teaching at her preschool this year), and so she wants to spend as much mommy time at night as possible.  Which I don't mind at all... but after she goes to bed, all I want to do is sleep myself.  Not write.

... interim grades are due today.  So any little snatch of writing I could squeeze in between the planning and the grading and the teaching is spent on that.

Okay, well, I've written a grand total of 200 words since my last post.  Grr.  Thank goodness other people keep sending me stuff to beta, or I would feel completely depressed.

On a lighter note... the results of the smutty one-shot poll!

7 Votes for Happy Couple
5 Votes for Fantasy
2 Votes for Alternate Version

So I guess I'll start with the first one, to help me along whenever my muse is craving a little steaminess.  And then, since I got a pretty good split - I can do the fantasy one after that!  An alternate version?  Well, we'll see about doing that later.  I think I might have fun with all of them.  But now I know the order to work on them.

Thanks for your patience!

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bistyboo1974
Sep. 22nd, 2006 11:01 am (UTC)
It is a conspiracy, isn't it? Real life mocks me on a regular basis these days. Honestly!

Sorry you are stuck with progress reports this week. *HUGS* Our school does not include special areas grades on interims, so we have it a bit easier (although I see this omission as yet another slap in the face, saying that the classes we teach just aren't as important as the major subjects). Ours went home this past Tuesday, btw.

I still applaud your efforts in writing this week, despite only having written 200 words since your teaser. It's more than the 10 words (or so) that I jotted down last night after watching (and cat-napping through) Grey's Anatomy! *facepalm* Here's to hoping Saturday is a more productive day for my Muse and yours!

Also, here's to hoping your Muse craves some steaminess in the near future... ;-)
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Our school does not include special areas grades on interims, so we have it a bit easier (although I see this omission as yet another slap in the face, saying that the classes we teach just aren't as important as the major subjects).

I know... that totally sucks. This is one of the only schools I've taught in where I get to give actual grades which really affect the GPA. It does make you feel more justified... as warped as that is, really.

On a happy note, I had a good day, and feel like I could actually get some writing done this afternoon. Yay!
bistyboo1974
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
I know... that totally sucks. This is one of the only schools I've taught in where I get to give actual grades which really affect the GPA. It does make you feel more justified... as warped as that is, really.

Well, we tried to petition for a change in school policy last year, but our cries fell on deaf ears. I personally don't see why it's so tough to have expectations for these kids. I think if a kid is bombing a special, he/she should NOT receive the honor of being part of what our school dubs the Principal's List. All that is required at the moment is a 92 or above in all major subjects. So, if the kid decides to screw around in my class and ends up with a D, he/she stills gets rewarded with being on the Principal's List. Am I crazy, or does this seem wrong to you?? It's not THAT difficult to pull a good grade with me. Basically, if you try your best and don't cop an attitude, you're set.

*steps down off soapbox*

I know, I know...I think I'm preaching to the choir on this topic! lol Am I right? ;-)

And my fingers are crossed that you feel good enough to write today! *glee* I hope I'm all set for my planned writing day tomorrow! *thinks positively*
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
So, if the kid decides to screw around in my class and ends up with a D, he/she stills gets rewarded with being on the Principal's List.

It IS wrong. Totally agree with you. When a specials teacher is holding their students to a standard for their grade, it had better count! Otherwise, what is the point at all? For example, my 7th and 8th graders have to write a composition and notate it on Finale Notepad, using a common chord progression and the correct rules of melody for their 1st quarter project. Most of them wouldn't even bother if it didn't affect their grades. To be fair, they wouldn't do homework in ANY class if it didn't affect their grade...

*thinks we need a bigger soapbox*

Anyway, I haven't written anything yet! But I betaed two things this afternoon... And I did get all my schoolwork done! Yay!
alamo_girl80
Sep. 22nd, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC)
Gawd...well, you have 200 more words than I. *facepalm* Seriously, if I don't keel over today and croak, it'll be a miracle.

Add in the fact that somehow, I have screwed up my checkbook....right about the time my mortgage payment is due. Yeah, you see where my stress is coming from.

On the upside, CH 10 of my story should have some CLois in it. Um.. I hope. I think... *eek!*

BTW, my McStupid cable carrier is NOT carrying the CW network! I get, like, 250 other channles on digital cable, except that one!

Conspiracy much?!?
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry, Mel. *hug*

Clois? Really - how wonderful! Even after the plane crushes Richard? Or because of that? JK.

No CW? Even the station that used to be the WB isn't on there? Or did it change to something else? Last year we had to pay Dish Network an extra $1.50 to purchase a UPN station from NYC - just so I could see Chris and Veronica (which I am sooo psyched are on CW now. Watch them people!)
alamo_girl80
Sep. 25th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
You know what is weird? We HAVE the WB network. I mean, it still shows up on the digital guide and all, and I know I've flipped past it. So i don't know why they are saying they aren't carrying the CW. One of our local News announcers came on and made a statement about Time Warner not carrying the CW, and if you want it...to call in.

Snarf! Plane crushing Richard with my Muse under there as well! Lordy! I thinks Sean Mongomery and I have been throwing chocolate lures at her to come back...She's around, its just a matter of getting Mel to sit at a keyboard and open Word -to work. Sheesh!
kabuki_party
Sep. 22nd, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
mmmm....well written smuttiness.. *drools*
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
lol - I hope it's well written. I may make a lot of mistakes because of drool and sweaty palms... Hee.
dreamers_dh
Sep. 22nd, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness other people keep sending me stuff to beta
How did you manage that too if your day is so short at the time? *gg*
By the way: did you get my mail?

Ok. Only 2 for alternate version. That's sad... but you didn't refuse the idea and that's sounds good *smile*

I'm waiting patiently.
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
Betaing doesn't take as long as writing. And when I have a chapter waiting for me, I can't help but do it, even if it cuts into my writing time. I love it too much.

Anyway, mail? No. I don't think so...

I will definitely keep the "alternate version" as a possibility for later, okay?
elliania
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Awww ^_______^, just don't worry and go ahead!! Your little one is more important than us! And we will obviously continue to wait for your wonderful story, anyway!!!! ;-)
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope I can write the rest very soon!
elliania
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Um... well, I have to say... I really hope too! Haha! ^^'
But take all the time you need!!! *wink*
dutchtulips
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Aww... your icon is adorable. ;-)
elliania
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
Mine? Aww, thank you!!
Yours is really sweet too! **smooches the munchkin**
dutchtulips
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
Sorry that your writing time has become so evasive! I hope everything evens out soon. ;-) But don't worry, I can be patient. Kick-ass fics are worth waiting for!
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
Kick-ass? I suddenly get an image of Uma Thurman... and I never even saw Kill Bill.

Anyway, thank you! I hope it's as kick-ass as the wait has been long!
sean_montgomery
Sep. 22nd, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
So I guess I'll start with the first one,

Yay for happy couple! To be honest, I'm interested in seeing what you could have done for all three of these, but I'll take what you give. No need to be picky, you know. *wink*

And don't worry about your chapter - I think I've only written a few paragraphs this week. A bummer since I was hoping to have another chapter ready for you by this weekend. Oh, well.

I can be patient. It is a virtue, after all. :)
htbthomas
Sep. 22nd, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Well, I may very well write all three eventually! I would love to!

I didn't get anything done yet today... I hope I have time tonight!
mark_clark
Sep. 28th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds good. I just wish I could write something because right now, there's nothing coming to me. What I know is how I'm going to end my story but I need to get there first. I'll patiently wait for what you come up with next and you know that I can do that.
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