What Day is it Anyway? Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

My Day: I’ve been reading so much more since lock-down began and as I think about what has changed since before, I definitely want to keep reading as much as I have done.  I finished another book today and am half way through another which never happened before.

At the weekend I submitted the print version of Demon’s Life so I am now waiting on the proof. I’m really excited to see it and also see it alongside Demon’s Blood. Once they have both been approved I just need to finalise the print versions of Perfect World and New Era and then all my published works, apart from Never Change, will be available in print format! I don’t even have printed copies so I’m really looking forward to being able to get them and put them on my bookshelf.

It’s suddenly got really hot the last few days. I get the sun in my front room in the afternoon/early evening so I have been putting my fan on when I’m on my laptop or watching the TV. I do feel a bit bad though as Tash is scared of it. She sits in her TeePee and watches me and when I go to turn it off she runs out and sits on me the minute I do!


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.

What day is it Anyway? Saturday, 23rd May 2020

My Day: There is a bank holiday on Monday so I have another 3 day weekend! The postman arrived first thing with my Tofu Cute order which was great as I wasn’t expecting that until next week! So it means I now have snacks for the weekend!

Treats

I’m especially excited to try the sakura mochi!

I sorted out some home bits and pieces in the morning and at lunchtime I sat down to watch BUCK-TICK’s YouTube Premier for this week! This week it was The Parade –  High Side which was awesome! I really need to go to Japan and see them live once everything returns to normal again!

This evening I’m playing a bit of Animal Crossing and am also going to work on my books. I also did the cover for Demon’s Life earlier which looks so good! I cannot wait to get my hands on the printed copies!


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.

 

What day is it Anyway? Sunday 17th May 2020

My Day: I had a bit of a rude awakening at just passed 7 this morning. I heard a crash and woke up with a start to this:

Curtain Vandal

So thanks to Tash taking out my net curtains I was awake at an insanely early hour for a Sunday! Unfortunately I am one of these people who once I am awake that is it, I cannot get back asleep again no matter what time of the day or night it is!

I’ve spent most of my day writing and playing Animal Crossing. Perfect World 3 is coming along really well. There is a lot more angst which is to be expected as it is the penultimate book of the series. Adam’s definitely leaning more to the dark side again which isn’t great for his relationship with hero Eric 😦

Animal Crossing is going well too! I paid off my loan, only to have Tom Nook tempt me into another house extension and an even bigger one! It’s over a million bells! That is a lot of fishing! He also questioned my re-design choices! A house with a purple roof, pink door and pink mailbox is awesome, I would do that in real life if I could!

I’m going to visit my Sims later as they are feeling a bit neglected. They have a river nearby, I might make them go fishing too!


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.

 

 

What day is it Anyway? Friday 15th May 2020

My day: I have so much more time to read as well as write nowadays which is a good thing since I do have a review backlog of a couple of years. I know. That’s terrible and I feel absolutely awful about it even though the reasons I am so behind were out of my hands. Anyway, I am making up for it now. I have finished 3 books this week. I am well on my way to clearing the rest of my review queue now which is great news!

I also have more time for writing, and also sorting out the print editions of my novels. I received the final proof of Demon’s Blood back yesterday and I am happy to report that I can now sign it off! I am almost finished with formatting Demon’s Life too so after I’ve done that I will just need to get the cover print ready.

My plans for the weekend are mainly to do book-related stuff. I also have to go to Tesco tomorrow morning to get some more milk. I think I am going to go early again as there was no one in there last time I went early.


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.

What Day is it Anyway? Friday 8th May 2020

My day: As today is a bank holiday, yesterday was technically the last day of my time off work. I’ve been working on trying to get all my novels formatted for print copies this week, which has been taking a lot longer than I thought it would. After me spending hours messing about with the cover, Demon’s Blood has gone back for a final proof before submission! I also started working on Demon’s Life. I thought I had finished it yesterday but I forgot to turn orphan control off so when I did at the end it upset all the pages so I have to look at it again now!

A large part of my week has also been taken up with Animal Crossing and today I thought I would share with you some screen-shots of my Island redevelopment so far! My Island is called Mallepa (the fictional city where my favourite Japanese vampire movie is set!) and I have called it Mallepa in every incarnation of Animal Crossing so of course I stuck with tradition this time too! I haven’t uploaded all of them as there is quite a few, but a selection of my favourite parts!

Mallepa Entrance

The entrance to Mallepa!

 

Mallepa Duck Pond

Mallepa duck pond! Those decoy ducks are so adorable and that you can customise them too makes them even cuter!

 

Mallepa Apple Orchard

This is going to be a woodland walk/apple orchard (once the apples have grown!) but it also serves as a horribly confusing maze for unsuspecting Island visitors!

 

Mallepa Play Park

Mallepa playground!


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.

What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday 6th May 2020

My day: I’ve been using my time off work to have a really good sort out and re-organise of every room in my home and I finished it yesterday! I realised that I never really sorted it out from moving in a year ago! I just kind of put things away as quickly as I could so I could reclaim my living room from all the boxes! I found I actually have more space than I thought which is really good too!

I went for a really long walk along the beach today. The tide was out so I ended up walking down on the sand again. I think I ended up taking half of the beach back in my trainers but it was good to get out and get some fresh air!

Tash decided to use her Tee Pee the other night. I heard a rustling sound and she was just getting comfy inside it!

Tee Pee and cat

Animal Crossing is taking over my life at the moment. I just love being able to terra-form the entire Island! I’ll have to try and get some screenshots at some point, but I really love what I have been able to do so far! There is one resident who is really annoying me though. Rasher! I wish he would move out! He’s just always there when I’m trying to build a path or put something down. He also stands outside residents services every night singing! He’s so irritating!


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.

What Day is it Anyway? Friday, 1st May 2020

My day: Happy May Day everyone! I’m on leave from work now until 11th May! I decided to make a plan for each day as otherwise I will just procrastinate for the entire 11 days and end up wishing I’d done everything and actually achieving nothing!

Today I really feel as though I achieved a lot. I started off by sorting through all my bath bombs, bubble baths and other bath stuff in the bathroom. These were scattered about with no real order and now I have bath bombs in one box, bubble bath in another etc and I have more space in there as a result! I then moved into the lounge and gave it a complete spring clean. As I’m now home working I had taken it over to work in so it was a lot messier than normal. I sorted everything out and I can now see the surface of my dining room table again! I also went through the drawers in my TV cabinet where I was shoving in things that I had no idea where else to put them! I then did half of my shredding which I think I might have moved house with its been hanging around for so long! Annoyingly the shredder kept jamming and so I ended up trying to tease little bits of paper out of the teeth with a pair of nail scissors and tweezers. I did honestly feel like I had done keyhole surgery by the time it was fixed!

I then went into the kitchen to make a pasta sauce in my slow cooker. I also had some leftover pastry from last night’s goats cheese tart that I made, and I suddenly had an idea of making some mini cheese and tomato rolls with it. I did wonder if this was going to be one of my bad ideas as I’m really not that great in the kitchen and doing something without a recipe was incredibly risky. Still I decided to do it anyway and whilst they are not perfect to look at, they turned out not only just edible but really nice!

Pasties

After lunch I worked some more on Perfect World 3. I am so happy with how it is turning out right now. For ages I was really struggling with it, but its just writing itself at the moment. If things carry on at this pace then the release for early next year doesn’t seem that impossible at all!

I also had a few deliveries today. One was my New Look order and the other was Tash’s tee-pee! I was more excited about the tee-pee out of the two of them but unfortunately Tash didn’t share my enthusiasm. She came sauntering over when she heard me unwrapping it as she mistook the rustling for food but quickly became bored when she realised that it wasn’t! I set it all up for her and called her back over. She gave me a look that literally said ‘what on earth have you bought me that for?’ and hasn’t gone near it since! She’s a bit funny with new things so I’m hoping she will come round to it eventually but until then it is sitting unused in my lounge!

Tee_Pee


Linda G. Hill came up with this great idea to keep track of the weeks and months ahead. For those who already are, and will be isolated in the coming weeks, it is important to all come together and support each other.