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This last month has been insanely busy for me. I got to work on a few new projects for work, including redesigning some website elements and forms (which took forever - still not done). On top of that, making arrangements for my son to visit me. I miss that lil booger!  AND organizing and office party AND getting my sh*t together for a party with some friends. I'm finally standing on the other side of it all. I had fun and ran myself right into the dirt. I'm not complaining, mind you. Just sharing ^_^

So here I am and it's already the end of November. I'm nearly finished with Chap. 14 of Heart and Home, and it has taken twice as long as it should have. I'm also poking my way with great slowness through edits on the 2nd chapter of my book, and trying to get more of chapter 6 written. I think the hardest part of original fiction is detailing all the lore and bits about the world. I tend to see it in broad, sweeping strokes but I need the nitty gritty sorted before I can finish the second round of edits. And as edits go in, I have to update the character bios and blah blah blah blah. It's not my favorite part of the writing process, to say the least.  But I am really hoping that just once I can finish a book without getting frustrated and deleting it. No matter how tempting it might be!

I did start playing Tera again, if you can count a few hours on a weekend when talking about MMOs. I have distant dreams of getting my lancer to the end game, but it's doubtful. Still, nothing like smacking BAMs with a long stick to take the edge off my day.

Let's see, other than that ... I love my job even when it's killing me ... love my apartment and neighborhood despite the crazy/drunk homeless people ... love my hubby the indomitable Darn Arletis (oh that pseudonym xD) ... guess I'm just a lover :D  


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United States
Current Residence: texas
Favourite genre of music: anything but country
Favourite photographer: Kara
Favourite style of art: have to think about that one
Operating System: whatever i can get on
MP3 player of choice: sony
Favourite cartoon character: I have to pick one?


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anderssoth Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Fave.
graychi Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
THank you for joining my Group. we have active members. thou I have not been as School is pain in my neck.
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
As per tradition, you now get to ask the one and only Djinn ONE question --> 'Ask The Djinn' stamp by BATTLEFAIRIES

Have fun and come again!
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Hello there. Since you won First Prize at :iconforgotten-realms-fc:, you get a free full-body character portrait commission from *moi*.
If you're feeling inspired, feel free to note me so we can go over the details and cook up something really enjoyable for you.
Zara-Arletis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes!  I have been looking at your gallery and thinking about it.  I will note you so we can talk.
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Looking forward to it!
DarnArletis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Dear writer...I love you
Zara-Arletis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mmm my dear editor and illustrator, I love you too :heart:
DarnArletis Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Uh I dont deserve such title, but thank you, princess.
Zara-Arletis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you do ^_^  But then I think you are pretty remarkable in general.  Your critiques are always spot on and I love the pictures you have done for our stories.
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