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This weekend's blessing was accomplishments:

     First, three cheers for my Cerulean, who sat untouched for a week, then took me to church and back this morning. Not at all happy about starting up at -9 F/-23 C, but my dear car pulled it off!

     I'm happy about the idea that hopped into my head halfway through the week, even if it made the art side of things even more hectic. I was able to finish the picture for Hilome's 'Family Portrait' this weekend--at LAST, after two months, something new on my Triune page!

     Also finally finished my big, hairy (pardon the pun) hyarmi pelt colors illustration...so only two hyarmi essay illustrations left to go!

     Got kicked off right on time with my verbal edits for book 1, and the first four chapters are done. Looks like keeping on schedule won't be a problem, and I might wind up running ahead of it.

     Last, and certainly not least, rather befitting the theme of my weekend--great progress on 'Nothing Gold,' and on Saturday I wrote the death of Hu-Harek. Wow--I've written of a couple minor characters dead or dying of old age, but I've never, never written anything like that. I hope that scene is half as hair-raising for my readers as it feels to me. It's one thing to have it in my mind for a decade-plus, but quite another thing indeed to actually write it.
Emotional Status:
stressed impatient
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On January 21st, 2008 10:06 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
My goodness, that's freezing! I don't know how you live in that sort of weather.

It's been strange weather down this way too--definitely the wettest, coldest summer we've had in years. Our maximums have been half of what they usually get to at times.
On January 21st, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'm glad it's above 0 F for my walk to the bus today! I find the -9 with windchill a bit cold even for me.

Well, happy to hear about it being wet for you guys, but it's a pity you have to shiver along with the rain!

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On January 22nd, 2008 10:10 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Bah, shivering for me is too warm for you, so I'll stop my whinging. Besides, it'll get even colder in the next few months, so best enjoy it while it lasts!
On January 22nd, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
January is our coldest month, though February can sometimes be quite chilly--but some years it can also be rather 'warm'--above freezing, anyway.

I'm trying too! =)
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On January 24th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Sorry. That wasn't very clear. I meant that I should enjoy the weather rather than whinging about it! I've been delighting in reading about your recent fun with the snow.
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On January 21st, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I see January cold has arrived. Hope it does not last too long.
Glad your car was able to start.

I look at your illustration of Family Portrait. It looks good.
Sounds like you have been busy and making good progress. SD
On January 21st, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was at least above zero today, but I expect it will still be quite cold (single digits) when I head over for the March for Life tomorrow.

Thanks for checking it out!
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On January 22nd, 2008 10:57 am (UTC), saiena commented:
Excellent news on progress, especially on the novella. Well done! I am now very much curious about the death of Hu-Harek. I can't believe that I'm not distressed by the prospect of losing a favourite character. But then death is merely a new adventure for her. I think that's why I like her so much, she has such a fascinating outlook on everything.

*brr* I have just realised I am a very feeble person XD
On January 22nd, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
*nods* My own reaction has been very different than the other major character deaths I've written. I'll be very curious about people's take on that scene--and rather strange to write about her 'secrets' coming out at last, poor Heruvael.

*cackles*
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On January 22nd, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC), saiena replied:
*twitches*

Well NOW I'm curious!

Gah, you are evil.
On January 22nd, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
What, you only just noticed? ;)