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I'm grateful the second half of this week is much better than the first.

     Very glad my scare with 'Vigil' on Monday was just a scare. If the latter half of the story had actually been wiped out, I'd have been heartbroken for weeks. Thankfully, it was just personal idiocy with the temp file!

     Pleased to have passed the 12,000 word mark with 'Vigil' on Tuesday. Not as grand a milestone as 10,000, but reaching it means the story has surpassed the length of all my other short stories, leaving aside the novella 'Nothing Gold.'

     Finished my Portal Page illustration for 'Master-Stone's Warder' on Tuesday and for 'Final Circuit' on Thursday. Feels great to have all five done and ready for whenever I get to edit the stories themselves this summer.

     A blessing out of the blue when I wasn't even looking for it on Wednesday--inspiration by seeing someone else's creation on how to resurrect my long-stalled 'Proof of Insanity' project. Would be wonderful to resume working with it sometime this summer...

     Last but not least, found out my yearly pay raise today (effective June 1). And bigger than I was expecting, too!
Emotional Status:
exhausted exhausted
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On May 23rd, 2008 02:06 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
I'm very glad to hear that your story was okay! It's times like that which make me very glad I mostly work long hand.

Things sound like they are going quite well on the creative front. How have you been feeling?
On May 23rd, 2008 11:05 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I hear you! I don't work longhand, but I used to print all my drafts on paper, which was a (wasteful) reassurance.

It's been a rough week emotionally, and physically, I'm wiped out. I'm very grateful to have a three day holiday weekend coming up!
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On May 23rd, 2008 11:07 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
I was worried you might not be feeling 100%. I hope the holiday will give you a chance to rest up. Is it some particular holiday or do you have the day off?
On May 23rd, 2008 11:10 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Memorial Day on Monday. My first paid work holiday since January 1st! =P

Sleeping pills will be mandatory, as is lying around watching movies. =)
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On May 23rd, 2008 11:11 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Sounds lovely! Well, the lying around watching movies bit, anyway. Have a wonderful time.
On May 23rd, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks, I'll try to. You have a great weekend too.
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On May 23rd, 2008 06:01 am (UTC), brezzydal commented:
HAPPY TO HEAR THE NEWS ON YOUR RAISE.
GLAD YOUR YOUR WRITING WAS NOT LOST. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BUMMER.

12,000 WORDS THAT IS SO GOOD.
On May 23rd, 2008 11:06 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
It was a wonderful surprise, though it will be a while before I can see what's left of it after taxes.

A bummer indeed!

Thanks! Great to see your weather is looking wonderful. Enjoy!
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On May 23rd, 2008 06:45 am (UTC), shanra commented:
Eep! I'm glad to hear that your scare was just a scare, me dear! (And that your payraise is bigger than you'd anticipated!)

I'll be looking forward to seeing the Portal illustrations for your stories when you're happy enough with the stories to post them! ^-^

Glad to hear there are good things in the week too! *hugs*
On May 23rd, 2008 11:08 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'm very glad too!

Thanks! I'm looking forward to putting them up, but book 3 editing comes first. =)
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On May 23rd, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Ugh, that would have been so awful.

*hugs back*

I'm gonna try! =)
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On May 24th, 2008 08:07 am (UTC), shanra commented:
*because she's a silly git and forgot to say this in email*

*hugs* I hope you'll be able to enjoy your weekend-holiday!
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On May 24th, 2008 08:16 am (UTC), shanra replied:
Also, I was just updating my to-do list and I just realised... The names! I'm so slow sometimes. I totally didn't make the connection between the names until just then. *not quite random additional squeeing over Book 2 related matters*
On May 24th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Sorry, but I have no idea whatsoever of what you mean. =) *brainfog*
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On May 24th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC), shanra replied:
Judge Harai and the title of book 2. ^-^ Unless I've completely lost it now... *no longer sure, would bite nails if they were long enough to bite*

'm sorry to hear you're in the land of the too-much-to-do. May you have less to do soon! (Or at least may it feel like less!) *hugs*
On May 24th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
You got it! =)

Just have to keep reminding myself I have 3 days to do things in, not two!
On May 24th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Thanks! I'm going to try! *is feeling buried in to-much-to-do at present*