Final Fanta— Oh, Crap.

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A funny thing happened to me this morning. Remember when I mentioned yesterday how happy I was because I got my planner situated? Cleaned my office, too, for my chibithulhus, lots and lots of Munchkin, my Hellboy collection, and several books.

And then? I got an e-mail from Amazon telling me Final Fantasy XIII-2 is shipping. Which, I forgot I ordered. And, I was going to start playing it for my birthday. And…

Bah. Okay, so yesterday I broke the space-time continuum. Today? I am rearranging my schedule to make sure I write in the morning before work so I’m done with everything by dinnertime. Even with a week of travel, I knocked out about 20,000 words this month and revisions. I don’t write like this because I’m insane (or maybe I am); I do this because I love, love, love the work I do!

I suppose I should write a blog post about what my schedule *actually* looks like and how far ahead I plan. Some of my crazy ramblings are definitely caffeine-induced!

    Mood: Chocobo fevah!
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: One, but I’m buzzing!
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: House-cleaning counts!
    Yesterday’s Projects: Game, Short Story
    In My Ears: Nothing
    Game Last Played: Grepolis
    Movie Last Viewed: Ironclad
    Book Last Read: Harper’s Encyclopedia of the Paranormal
    Latest Artistic Project: Crystal cluster bracelet in silver
    Latest Release: Strange, Dead Love for Vampire: the Requiem



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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