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Wherein I try and explain why there still isn't a chapter ready...

OK, so I realize that generally speaking, I set very high standards for myself. One of those standards is that I try and take pride in updating as often and regularly as I can without losing out too much on quality. So the fact that I haven't updated Voices in a week, and probably won't today, is killing me here.



It's not like I've had tons of time, and though I know this with my head, knowing it with my heart is entirely different. RL has been kicking my butt lately. Getting over my jet lag has left me with insomnia, but trying to write during those hours is next to impossible for me (hell, I couldn't do it when I was 20, what on earth makes me think I can do it when I'm 34?). We were gone most of Saturday, and then when I sat down to work on it on Sunday, issues and people far more important to me than Buffy and Spike (and yes, I did just say that) required more of my time. Time I was glad, even eager to give.

I thought yesterday was going to be better. I was up at 8am (the earliest since Craig had been back, stupid insomnia), and had an incredibly productive day getting stuff caught up around the house and spending time with the kids. They're always a little extra needy after we return from a trip and as it was Craig's first day back into the office, they especially wanted Mommy. Absolutely no problem. Except that means more writing doesn't happen.

So here it is, Tuesday morning and a full week since I updated Voices, and I have just over 1000 words on the chapter (when I normally average around 4000). I hate that it isn't done. I hate that it's taken me three days to write a thousand words. OK, so some of my time the past few days has been utilized in research, but it's been research for other stories I'm not yet writing. What's good about that? I am going to desperately try and finish it today, but it has to be done by 6pm because tonight's date night. But even if that happens (no, when that happens, must remain positive), it still won't get posted until tomorrow because of the 6 hour time difference between me and my beta angstchic. And I'm truly, truly sorry for that.

Speaking of date night, I really, really wanted to go see the director's cut of Alien at the cinema, but Craig is dragging his feet big time about it. For some reason, the Alien movies really freak him out. I finally caved last night and agreed to do something else, but I am disappointed. Renting it when it comes out just won't be the same.

However, on the plus side, he finally caved on the issue of S4 of Angel. We've been trying for ages to find a place to rent the videos from as Craig refuses to watch S5 without having seen S4. Well, we couldn't. And after finding out that buying them used on eBay would save us very little, he told me to go ahead and order them from Amazon, which I did yesterday. Yay! :) I tried to push the issue on the DVD's, but he was firm there, saying those make perfect Xmas gifts. Hee. He's so weak. Just three months ago, he put his foot down and said there was no way we were going to do with Angel what we did with Buffy. I was actually OK with that. It's nice not to be the weak one for a change. :)
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