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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, November 6th, 2011

The week started off gangbusters. I wrote a short story in a day, then I went back to work on the Western that’s very, very late to Samhain. I already have a release date—January 31st—so I really do have to get that one finished very shortly. I also began work on the novella for the new Alluring Tales effort. It’s got a dragon, a knight, and a virgin. Yum!

The week started well, but by Thursday, I was covered up with family things. We’ve added to the household in the past few months. I’m sandwiched by elderly and very young people, and although I’m usually terrific at tuning it all out, it’s been kind of impossible to do that lately. Can I say that I never really knew my family was certifiably insane? Yup, a big ole blue streak of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, a variety of personality disorders and depression. I could literally write a book about this odd, dysfunctional family. It would be a true “dramedy”. Naturally, I’m the most normal person here. :mrgreen:

Yeah, I know. All I can say is it’s a good thing I have a sense of humor. Now I just need to find that door I thought I didn’t need for my office and re-install that sucker.

And at last, after many years of dragging my feet, I’m going to divorce my Irish man. It’s sad, but we have been living apart for quite some time. Our relationship, actually, has never been better, because we only speak occasionally to talk about all our nutty relatives—he has plenty on his side too. He thinks I’m disconnected from reality (Duh! Writer!?), but I know he’s a narcissist. It’s a friendly divorce. No dogs to cut in half. He has all the dogs; I have my Betta fish, Drago, and the feral cat that adopted me when I stood outside under a full moon. I figured it was a sign I should keep her.

Anyway, I’m rambling. It’s NaNoWriMo month and I have tons of words to write to catch up. These ones don’t count!

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16 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. red headed hellion
    · November 6th, 2011 at 11:08 am · Link

    I think I am the most normal….you need to edit that!

  2. Amy T
    · November 6th, 2011 at 11:12 am · Link

    Doors can be a wonderful thing. Knowing when to open and close them can be tough, though.

    (Sorry if this ends up a duplicate, I got a message that the server had re-set and wasn’t sure if it went through).

  3. Delilah
    · November 6th, 2011 at 11:19 am · Link

    RHH! Ha! Yeah, you’re a lot like me. We are the normal ones, even though we’re the tattoo’d gypsies of the fam.

    Amy! It is hard to say, “Go away” to people you love.

  4. Fedora
    · November 6th, 2011 at 11:25 am · Link

    Hugs, Delilah–glad you’re working and working things out so sensibly!

  5. Myla Jackson
    · November 6th, 2011 at 11:27 am · Link

    If you’re the only normal one, what does that make me? I thought I was the only normal one of the loonies!

  6. Delilah
    · November 6th, 2011 at 12:43 pm · Link

    Fedora! Sensibly? I guess. We really don’t have any reasons to be ugly. We’ve been apart so long the rough edges have cauterized!

    Myla! Normal? You? Um…arrested development (at least so far as your taste in music! :))? Projection (through M’s college days)? Yeah, guess that is pretty normal. LOL

  7. Becky Jean
    · November 6th, 2011 at 12:49 pm · Link

    I think everyone I know is strange . . . lol, what does that say about the ppl I hang out with haha

  8. Sahara
    · November 6th, 2011 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Jeez DD, you have a lot going on. Good that you have an imagination that keeps you going, even when you end up surrounded by family. Happy writing!!!

  9. Lynn A. Reynolds
    · November 6th, 2011 at 2:59 pm · Link

    Good luck on your writing project. Would love to hear how it all works out at the end of your month. 😀

  10. Shadow
    · November 6th, 2011 at 3:03 pm · Link

    I adore you and we’re all here for ya! Hope things settle down for you. Glad that your ok. My family is insane too! (We could easy fill up a crazy house!) lol Hope you find your office door! 😉

  11. Marika Weber
    · November 6th, 2011 at 3:19 pm · Link

    I’m so sorry to hear about the divorce but sometimes, the relationship is better for it. Everyone has crazy people in their family. If they didn’t, then they are the crazy people. LOL!

    Install a lock, wear headphones and threaten anyone who comes close to the door.

    Good luck! 🙂

  12. tammy ramey
    · November 6th, 2011 at 4:22 pm · Link

    the hard part is that even when the door is back on and closed they still know how to knock and open it and you still have to send them away when you are busy writing, right?

    hope this calm down a bit for you soon.

  13. lisagk
    · November 6th, 2011 at 9:04 pm · Link

    You know what they say, you can’t fix crazy.

  14. Jen B.
    · November 6th, 2011 at 10:56 pm · Link

    Comment! Sorry, it’s getting late and my brain is shutting down!

  15. Jet
    · November 6th, 2011 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Better to have a nutty family than a boring one. My family is weird, loud and random, but I think it’s what I love most about them, never a dull moment.

  16. Becky Ward
    · November 7th, 2011 at 12:01 am · Link

    Hope things settle down for you Delilah. I think we all have crazy people in our families. Hopefully you will get your tons of words written for NaNoWriMo month.

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