Procrastination Champion

Hello all! Lol, it has been a long, long while, and I wanted to post an update on what’s been going on in general, the Ejoma series I’ve been working on, and sort of put my plans out into the universe.

Here’s some chill music to set the tone. Because I’m all about chill these days. And cheese balls. But we’ll get to that. πŸ™‚

So, by now it has been well established that I can’t be trusted to adult properly and write anything in a timely fashion. Lol, this is one of my ongoing flaws that I have a sneaking suspicion will always be a work in progress for me. I am, after all, the supreme master–meditating under waterfalls and everything–of procrastination. If this were an Olympic sport, I would win the gold every time.

Lol, I have been gone so long that the whole WordPress posting thingy has changed. As you can tell by my extensive technical vocabulary, I’m going to have fun exploring the new posting thingies I have been provided with.

Please bear with me as I attempt not to break anything. πŸ™‚

All that being said, let’s just jump right into it! πŸ™‚ So, these days, everything is on fire. Yay. πŸ˜€

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The world is in a stressful time right now, but I’m trying to maintain my chill. Lol, I still have my feisty moments though. Perhaps it’s partly because I can’t work at my day job right now, and I need things to focus my energy on besides the news and political commentary.

So I have decided to rely on one of my strengths in order to get through it all: ESCAPISM.

And eating cheeseballs. It’s probably not healthy how into cheeseballs I am right now.

I’m throwing myself face first into my writing! And possibly artwork of Ejoma. I want to learn how to draw my characters, since I’m not as good at people as I am scenery or tattoo-like line work. We shall see. I’m still undecided on how into that I want to get right now, but I’ve got looooooooooooots of time on my hands, lol, so I might as well.

Book 3 is almost ready for the editing phase, which is super exciting. So soonish–not promising when exactly because that’s an exercise in futility, lol–there shall be snippets and excerpts to explore. If I do a little artwork, I may even post that. Who knows. πŸ˜€

For now, I can at least say that if you’ve read Book 2, The Blood Curse, you’ve already met the hero of Book 3, Title TBA (soonish). πŸ˜‰

I’m also going to be doing some reviews on whatever I come across on the various streaming apps I’ve been binging on, lol. Most likely movies and tv shows that have been out a while already. An Artemis Fowl rant is definitely coming though. You can count on that, lol. I have an opinion on that one. Many opinions actually, lol. (Always to be taken with a grain of salt, of course, because I’m not a professional reviewer, just a professional complainer. πŸ˜‰ )

I got so fired up about it, because I’m a fan of the books, that I’m re-reading the first one to prepare for this rant.

But why am I so feisty lately, yet determined to be chill, and still under self-imposed lockdown, and not working, and having sooooooo much time on my hands, and having what would, under other circumstances, be considered an unhealthy obsession with cheeseballs?

I am pregananant! ❀

Lol, I’m high risk though, and my day job is massage therapy at a chiropractor’s office, so that’s why I’m still in quarantine. My doc and family don’t really want me going back until I can safely work without a mask, which I appreciate, because doing deep tissue massage in a mask is no fun, lol.

I’ve heard so many conflicting things about whether the virus can even effect babies, but I’m kind of in the head space where I’m not even willing to chance it.

I reeeeeeeaaaaaaalllllllly miss working though! And I miss my clients and co-workers! As amazing as I am at procrastinating, spending my first two trimesters off work, and the prospect of that continuing through the third trimester, is giving me cabin fever, lol.

I am left with waaaaaaay too much time on my hands. My house has never been so clean. I’m online shopping for ALL the baby clothes, lol. The husband has to remind me that we don’t need 106 newborn onesies.

Agree to disagree. πŸ˜‰ I mean, have you seen the plethora of geeky baby outfits out there? Ooooo – and I found some cool punky ones too!

Lol, its seriously a problem.

So here’s the game plan moving forward: aside from my fixation on onesies and cheeseballs, and being one wrong move from living my life like bubble boy because this is my first baby and I’m paranoid, please join me in pretending the world isn’t burning for a while. πŸ™‚

At least while we’re here, let’s set aside our stress and worries for a bit.

And rant about the Artemis Fowl movie. πŸ˜‰

Lol, I don’t trust myself enough to plan a set in stone schedule, but I should have a review out, or maybe some story-related stuff, soonish.

Perhaps I’ll review baby’s favorite cheeseball, lol. (cheese is pretty much the only thing that didn’t make me want to die in the first trimester)

I hope everyone is doing well. Stay safe, take care of yourselves, and until next time – Happy Writing! πŸ˜€

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3 thoughts on “Procrastination Champion

  1. disperser says:

    Well, first of all, congratulations.
    Second, good on you for your writing progress.
    Third . . . yeah, the world sucks in multiple dimensions and in all known timelines.

    I’ve been abstaining from looking at the news other than for what filters through by way of the inevitable friend or family member posting something or saying something relating to what’s happening.

    And, sorry about not working, but I’d be doing the same thing in your place. Also, I would get lots and lots of money as the world’s first pregnant man. (funny video, by the way)

    As I mentioned on my blog, no worries about reading, commenting, liking stuff on my blog. There’s a lot of content you probably missed and you don’t have the time to spend on catching up. Read what you can, when you can, if you can.

    Again, congratulations . . . and as for Artemis Fowl, the movie doesn’t sound like something I might want to watch . . . or the books something I’d want to read.

    You might like this:

    • paigeaddams says:

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ We’re so excited! We’re getting started on the baby’s room now too.

      And thank you about the writing too. Lol, I’ve been having fun with it, especially because there are some overlap scenes between Books 2 & 3 that I have to make sure match, but from different perspectives. I’ve been plotting the timeline out too, so I can decide where I’m putting different characters in upcoming books.

      And for Artemis Fowl– *rubs hands together with gleeful, evil intent* –I am so looking forward to reviewing that one. I love the pitch meeting you posted on it! πŸ˜€ That was too funny, and so accurate! And I don’t blame you on the books – they’re kind of like young adult sci-fi/fantasy I guess? If Percy Jackson or Harry Potter aren’t your types of books, you probably won’t like this one as much.

      Honestly, what drew me the most to the series was how Artemis actually starts out as a super villain, with all this character growth throughout the series – lol, pretty much exactly how it was described in the pitch meeting. Kinda like Gru from Despicable Me, only it takes longer for Artemis to soften up. Man, Disney really messed that one up. *sigh*

      Lol, I think they truly did just do a quick glance at the books, shrug, and then just do whatever. I wonder how the author of the books felt about all that? I mean, based on the trailer (I have yet to enrage myself by watching the movie) it looks like a completely different story, but with Artemis Fowl names and locations pasted in for funsies. Lol, we shall see.

      Also, Opal, from the Pitch Meeting commentary – she shouldn’t even be in the movie! Lol, she’s the villain of her own entire book in the series! Perhaps they had her there for funsies too, so they can plan for the next Artemis Fowl movie, if there is one? Why, Disney? WHY?

    • disperser says:

      Yeah, not much about the series appeals to me . . . I’m at the stage where I want to yell at kids to get off my lawn, not invite them into my reading parlor.

      Note: reading parlor is a figure of speech . . . and possibly a euphemism for the throne room where (and this might be TMI) I always have one of my kindles.

      As it is, I did watch the Percy Jackson movie and the first Harry Potter. I can only assume the books are better, but still not my cup of tea. I mean, no killing of the bad guys, no gun battles, and young people with all the power . . . nope, nope, and noper.

      Best of luck with your new adventure and get your writing done ahead of time . . . the kid will take up a lot of your time from when they are born until sometimes in their early twenties . . . possibly longer.

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