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The Pause That Refreshes
November 17, 2000

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Kitty!This picture was sitting on Tuesday's entry as well as today's entry. I put it in here because I accidently deleted it from yesterday's before I sent it off, and I figured some folks would have missed the chance to see my little girl.

She's sweet. Almost surprisingly so. I'm sick today, with little to no voice, coughing, and sleep. Lots of sleep. She's stayed cuddled up close. Either she's trying to comfort me or she's trying to keep me from moving because she wants my body heat. I'm not sure which to believe.

I've started experimenting with the layout a bit. Think of it as a "volume three" sort of thing. I wonder if that makes me an old timer on Journalling.

How can one even know? I didn't receive any guide to all this way back when.

So, I should talk about the different, non-cat related projects in my life. First off, there's writing and lots of it. I'm a good chunk of the way through an angelic novel unrelated to my In Nomine projects. I've built the cosmology and am working out the actual writing. It's fun. A lot of fun. And I actually get to own it and do what I want with it.

In other writing news, things have been going well. I sold and had published an article in Pyramid magazine, which gave me a pretty decent payday for what it was. Semipro, at least. I've made arrangements to publish the journal you're reading now, and I'll give you more details on that when I have them. And, thanks to Xlibris, I'm actually publishing all my old Superguy stories in a multi-volume series.

Why? No good reason. But it's free. And maybe someone will read them and enjoy them, and that's enough for me.

I have to start thinking about what it means to the journal to publish a chunk of it. Probably those entries will have to come down, and be replaced with some crash commercialism. I can put up the mugs and other commercialism stuff at the same time. "Annotations -- the toilet paper!" "Annotations -- the action figure!" "Annotations -- the flamethrower!"

So, the Buick.

The Buick is a 1989 Buick Century Limited sedan. It's blue with a white canvas top. It was my grandmother's, but since Grandpa Don passed on, it's not really ever been driven. So, it becomes my Car in Shining Armor for the next couple of months. Mine in title, as I have to ensure and register it. Then, early next year, I'm going to buy my parents' Honda. It's a newer car, and more my style.

Could I get another new car? Sure. But after watching eight months of car payments disappear into "depreciation," I just don't feel the burning need just yet. I'd rather save money for myself for a while.

Anyway, I'm feeling ill, so I'll sign off here.

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