Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cargo Cult Ironing

This is hell week at work, which means I basically come home, go to bed, and get back up and go to work again. My feet hurt. I'm about to go to bed, but I need to iron a shirt for tomorrow, so I set up the ironing board and put the shirt on it and I'm going to go to bed now. Maybe in the morning the shirt will be ironed!

It was great to see my brother's family this weekend. Not only did my brother fix Bunny the eee's keyboard, we also actually played a little bit of D&D! That was especially awesome since my eldest nephew, who is an unbelievable 13 years old--the last time I played D&D, he was three--joined us and we all had a great time.

I didn't get much writing done, of course. That's okay, since my brother also gave me an awesome idea for a plot point in The Trickster Society (it was the fish, Richard). I managed to find time yesterday to write that scene, and now I'm over 58,000 words into the book and still going strong. I'd make it to 59,000 words tonight but I have to fail to iron this shirt and go to bed.

8 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

I. Hate. Ironing.

And school is starting soon, which means ironing.

ARGH.

Cate Gardner said...

Ironing clothes is overrated and writers should be exempt from doing so.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I don't iron. generally tshirts and jeans don't require it. D&D sounds like fun though.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--School is starting soon ARGH. Not about the ironing, just ARGH. Final registration's coming up and everyone in the universe is crawling out of the woodwork wanting to take a placement test. ARGH.

Cate--I don't mind ironing, actually. I'm a fabric snob so I prefer cottons and linens, so I can't complain too much about ironing.

Jamie--I wish I could wear T-shirts and jeans all the time. Alas, I would be fired. Or at least receive a quiet, "Can I talk to you a moment?" from my boss, which is almost as bad.

Danielle Ferries said...

I have an enormous ironing pile. I ignore it.

I love new plot ideas :)

K.C. Shaw said...

This plot idea was a doozy. It was so awesome I'm afraid to say anything about it because someone might steal it and not do it the proper justice. Oh man. It was great! Just thinking about it makes me want to rub my hands in maniacal glee.

Natalie L. Sin said...

A fish, you say? I am intrigued.

K.C. Shaw said...

He suggested a fish. I decided to make it about 50 fish. Overkill is fun!