30 May 2009

Not working, week the second

Once again, I seem to be lax about writing in this blog; I'll try to be better about that!

So far, I don't really miss working. I'm sure I'll miss getting paid soon enough, but for now, I'm enjoying having all day to do stuff. I've written an 1800-word short story (waiting for a beta reader to get back to me; maybe I should poke him), read more of King, Kaiser, Tsar - I'm about halfway through; it's 1901, and Edward VII has just assumed the throne - and written some fanfic. I have 2 more fanfics to write, then I can get cracking on the space opera-romance novella (due 8/10.) And intersperse editing of the short story, which is due by the end of June.

Memorial Day Weekend was Animazement, an anime con which is now in Raleigh. The previous 7 years or so, it was at the Sheraton in RTP, but it was getting seriously crowded in there, with 5K people and some very large costumes. This year we moved to the brand new Raleigh Convention Center, and were the first non-government function to use the building. There were a few growing pains, but the space was definitely ample. I spent most of the con sitting in Artists' Alley working the table our club rented. There were three of us; the other two sold drawings, and I was selling crocheted things. I made a Kirby (from the Nintendo games), and it sold in about 2 minutes. One of the other girls and I were thinking about ways to improve it for next year, including displays and products, and since she's visually creative, it's up to her.

So, yeah. I'm thinking I could sell old CDs and books and whatnot on Amazon. I have a lot of things I'm not fond of at this point, so they're just clutter - and I could get a few bucks for them in the process! Of course, convincing Pack-Rat-Ben that getting rid of things is a good plan is another matter entirely.

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