Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb


Didn't do much until late afternoon, but *did* call the second therapist.

I'm seeing her tomorrow afternoon. Step by step...

I also got what I need for dinner (shakshuka, but I "cheat" by using salsa for the tomato sauce) plus breakfast standards. And I bought plates for sukkot. Instead of using paper, we're going to be using thick plastic plates that are lightweight and unbreakable. This way we can wash and reuse them instead of tossing them. We already use regular flatware instead of plastic. This is NOT going to be our Pesach solution, btw. One of the reasons we use disposable plates for Pesach is because we don't want to wash dishes after midnight, but that's not a problem for Sukkot.

In other news, I just rewrote a sizeable fraction of the current story. Without going into too much detail, this a story "purchased" at a charity auction - the winner pledged so much money to a specific charity and in return, I'll write what she wants. (Note - I don't think I'll do this again. This is the second time I've entered such an auction, and this is the second time my ego took a major bruising. While I had over a hundred people *look* at my offering, only two people actually bid. Which is better than the first time, when I got ONE bid. Yes, it's for a good cause, but, well. It still hurts.)

She asked for a situation do I explain it? Isn't a squick by any means, but also isn't a kink. In fact, while I won't stop reading a story with this situation, I also won't start one where it's the major plot point. It holds no interest for me. (Fortunately, she was fine with it being a small part in a larger story. She's also fine with the fact that this IS the holiday season, so it might take awhile, even as fast as I write.)

I got the story more or less plotted - I keep rewriting it - and even expended, oh, a paragraph on the situation when I looked at her request again. And she very specifically wanted a dynamic that I'd avoided. And in rewriting the scene to include that dynamic, it got rid of a very silly scene, expanded to far more than a paragraph, demonstrated some character and improved things. So, this is very good.
Tags: progress

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