I forgot to update yesterday. So much for blogging every day in May. Almost every day in May, then? Every day I remember to? Mercury is going retrograde any minute now, so I was bound to get distracted or have technical difficulties anyway. We’ll see how the rest of the month goes.

I am henna-ing my hair today, which kind of impedes doing much else since my hair is wrapped in plastic wrap and towels and I can’t wear my glasses. And I think I mixed it a bit too watery, the henna is a bit on the drippy side so I have to keep an eye on it.

Photopaintings are sitting on the workbench while I figure out how best to detail them, there’s a kind of inlay on each one and I’m not sure what the best way to fill it in is. I can try different things, though, and see what works. But not today, since leaning over the table with my hair in its current state is not the best of ideas.

I was expecting to have a lazy, tea-filled afternoon but I unexpectedly had an idea for a new novel and I want to play in it for awhile and see if it has enough potential to work on seriously. I’m taking some notes and seeing where it wants to go, it might end up being this November’s NaNoWriMo novel, which gives me plenty of time to let it sit and simmer.

Speaking of writing, I am thinking of adopting a pen name. I like this idea a lot, for a multitude of reasons including that my current name is only a typo away from a pop singer, but I’m not sure how to best transition over to it. We’ll see, I guess. Am still pondering.


Steph · May 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm

OOH, a pen name!

My pornstar name is Misty Bridletowne…

Paul · May 6, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Even most days in May would do. It’s good to hear from you.

I hope your hair colour comes out ok, even if the mixture wasn’t quite right.

Go you with the novel idea. I hope that playing around with it a bit makes it feel like there’s scope in there.

Do you know what you’d choose for a pen name?

erin · May 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Steph, is pornstar name first pet + street you grew up on? If it is mine is Misty Heather. Hee.

Paul, I have an idea for a name but I’m still mulling it over. I want to keep Erin, of course, but I want a last name that lets me keep my initials the same plus one that means something to me personally. I really like the one I’m tossing around, so I might make it official (or as official as a pen name can be without anything to put it on) sometime soonish.

My hair is annoyingly drippy but the color appears to be taking well. And the novel idea seems perfect for this year’s NaNo, too bad I have to wait 7 months!

carey · May 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm

erin, if that is the case, my porn star name is goldilocks hobnail.

that is all.

erin · May 7, 2009 at 11:19 pm

Carey, you totally win at porn star name. It’s so wrong, yet so oddly appropriate.

Paul · May 10, 2009 at 5:40 am

That makes sense with choosing a name. And it’s good to give your idea a while to let it float around and see how it feels. I hope you’ll decide you like it.

If you decide you want to do anything with new/additional domain names and so on, just let me know – there’s no problem.

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