Bitch Fest 2012

So, I’ve been kicking myself the past few days to get a blog in (and to clean the cat box).  I keep getting email notifications from blogs I subscribe to.  These overachievers are churning out, like, three blogs a week.  What the hey?  How do they have time to do other writing?  Or shit-box cleaning?  Or basic self-hygiene tasks?

[Grumble, spit, bleepin’ making me look bad]

Well, the cat box got cleaned today (and let me tell ya, that was a doozy) and here I am blogging about not wanting to blog.  Who doesn’t want to read this crap-laced blog post?

Have you seen this cat? She has been missing since last fall. Other cats have since been pooping in her box. I miss her.

Actually, I’ve been quite busy writing the past two weeks.  Submitted a 13,000 word story under my dirty pen name and cranked out 20,000 words in the past three weeks or so (again, dirty pen) and now the guilt of not spiffing up a dormant horror story and trying to find a home for it, and not working on that zombie long pork story I started weeks ago (200 words or so–if you can call that starting), and not editing and sending to betas the other two novels sitting in my C drive, well, it’s really getting me down.

Damn, that was a long sentence.  My apologies.

Tack on to that the fact that I write a newsletter for my daylily society which I try to get out in spring and fall.  But spring sprang and now I am feeling the pressure and a lack of initiative.  Add to that the fact that I keep getting these frackin’ back spasms and have been popping Flexeril like candy.  Not only does my back still kill me, but I feel like the walking dead.  Muscle relaxers suck-it big time.  I’m so tired, and gazing at a computer screen with a warm pack on my back inspires me only to sleep, unfortunately.  And oh the dry mouth.  I shake my fist at you, Flexeril.  And to my back, the bird.

In more exciting news, “Childhood Nightmares: Under the Bed” from Sirens Call Press is now out both digitally and in paperback.  Super cool.  I’m looking forward to holding a real copy in my hands, but for now, I content myself with reading my Kindle version.

Awesomesauce.

Anyway, I’ll get off my gripe horse and take my little human beans to bed (yes, we’ve been reading “The BFG” by Roald Dahl–I enjoy scaring the crap out of reading to my children).

Now I can check “blog” off of my to do list.  Yeehaw!

See you next week or so.  Same time, same bad jokes, and same stinky cat box.

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13 thoughts on “Bitch Fest 2012

  1. Sounds like you have quite a few things going well writing-wise… and cat litter-wise you’re catching up as well… keep plugging away…

    Armand Rosamilia

  2. Tam says:

    I have one question: can your dear friend Laura Ingalls handle the tales under the bed stuff??? I’ll try, I really will… I’m so proud of you, just wish I wasn’t such a darn scardy cat!!

  3. Andrew says:

    Sounds like you’ve written a lot. I’m trying to get stuff together too, and its not easy. You sound ahead of the game, so way to go on that. Oh and sidenote, I’ve wanted to read more Roald Dahl. How is BFG?

    • Kim Krodel says:

      I have a hard time focusing on one thing and just getting it done, is my problem. I’m so not a closer. Oh well, you know what they say about old dogs. Rub their stomachs and give them treats and maybe they’ll bring you a paper once in a while.
      BFG is fun–I can’t believe I missed it as a kid! I love revisting all my fave childhood books/authors with my small people now. Good times. 🙂

      • Andrew says:

        Hey you at least have finished novels sitting on your hard drive, which is more than most people have. And you’re output sounds really good. Keep it up.

        As far as reading books like BFG, I didn’t read a ton of books as a kid (Which I’m trying to rectify now). This was a good reminder to get on the Roald Dahl train.

  4. Amy says:

    First, poor Leila! I hope she is enjoying kitty bon bons somewhere. If you want a replacement cat I have a nice big black one who is gentle with kids, a menace to our rodents and a douchebag to me wanting in then out all night long! (the cat, I mean)!
    I still say kudos to you for having the balls to write. Even your bitchin’ is entertaining!

    • Kim Krodel says:

      Thanks, Ame! We did get a replacement cat and she is cute and sweet (and black, too). But no feline can compare to old big paws. Oh well, she had a good run, that one. Do you have an e-reader of some sort? I’ll have to send you stuff to proof for me…could be racy. Like how I ask?

  5. Virginia says:

    I heart the BFG!! It was one of my favourite books growing up. I have a copy of it sitting on the bookshelf and I’d love it if my kids read it. My son is just starting to get into his chapter books so fingers crossed. 🙂

    • Kim Krodel says:

      Good luck–I’m sure that your love of books will rub off on him! We just finished it last night. Now I need to find another fun chapter book to read them. I believe a trip to the library is in order this morning. 🙂

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