In a weird way, I feel like I cheated on my literary primary last night. I've reached the point with the "Dead Gods" series that I just need to back away for a bit and concentrate solely on firing off queries for So-Mo. Otherwise I'm going to irrevocably fuck something up.
So at Choi last night, I figuratively snuck off into another directory of my computer to visit with The Penguin. And it was fun. Light, interesting, angstful, with no sense of urgency or commitment or overwhelming responsibility.
(For those of you who are scratching your heads, or getting ready to type wtf? -- The Penguin is the nickname that the Surfers hung on my 270,000 word "first novel". It is my 'magnum opus', or 'big penguin'.)
Not to mention my head's been getting a little screwed up in exactly the way Diane and Jason are good to fix. The idea of a couple of drabbles with the two of them makes me smile in a way I miss smiling when it comes to my writing.
Plus, if I can just have this one tiny affair, maybe I won't be rolling my eyes every time I have to put the mages through their paces. "Conscience" is getting ready to make the leap from "good" to "marketable", and I want to do right by it in the way I did by So-Mo.
Heh. Rationalize much?
It's kind of funny that I'm polyamorous in my physical relationships, but almost obsessively monogamous in my literary relationships.
In more mundane news, I completely step one of the high school application process. Robin's student ID number is on its way to being reactivated, and the County officially recognizes her as an eighth grader. I actually had to stop and ponder the momentousness of that...it's official recognition of the goal we've been working towards since I yanked her from St. Paul's.
Probably not all that huge compared with the hurdles we have to leap now -- but immensely satisfying all the same.
In fannish news, I watched the reairing of last week's BSG, and I think I figured out the major flaws in the ep. ( Here be potential spoilery talk. )
And then of course -- last night's ( 24 )
Now...off to try and be responsible and gain some focus.