On the sixth day of Lexember, I coined the word valus!
valus • /va lus/ • the way things are, as in ise valus, that's just the way it is
The definite form of this word is distinctly not valu, which means I have to figure out exactly what the rules are of making a noun definite besides just adding –s.
But on the bright side, I now have three definite nouns:
valus - the way things are
n|akos - the plan(s) that is definitely implemented or will be
a:gis - my parent/aunt/uncle
The only one that is indefinite by simply removing the s is a:gi.
At some point, I have to figure out a better way to document conlangs than anything I've been using. I just dug out a ton of material from my old papers that needs to be documented and left a good chunk I know I'm not going to get to. And that's existing conlangs. I don't want my new ones to turn out the same way and they're heading that direction. :(
Yesterday, I made actual progress on getting my one book collection for the year done (technically, two versions, one for geckoholic and one for my other friend), made no progress on getting trovia's story done (I am ashamed), and this morning, made progress again on writing the stuff I need to do for family and my columns (due monthly).
Also, wrote a poem today:
Brotherly Love (poem)
Who is my mother and my brother?
Who is the one I choose to love?
He who does My Word,
It is he that loves Me.
And he who loves Me, it is him I love.
Who is the child of My loving Father?
She who comes to me, I will accept.
Love her as I love her,
Treat her kindly.
What you do for her, I will accept.
So be kind to all that you encounter
And treat them with a holy, sincere love.
My Word is that you should
Love one another.
In doing this, you offer me Your love.
"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently," – I Peter 1:22
Make that two:
Of Grace (poem)
If God my soul is gracious
to forgive in love,
what right to judge could I have?
I have no right to judge.
When I was still a child,
I chose to never be
a hypocrite, unsharing
of grace I have received.
So if God my soul is gracious
to forgive and love,
surely I must also
by strength and grace of God.
Got a threesome of characters I want to put into action: Miss Fiona Locke, Miss Samantha Kee, and Miss Amelia Weather, who all reside at Mrs. Grenstead's Boarding Home and Breakfast, where their names actually mean something. :twiddles thumbs: :doesn't say what: Unfortunately, other stories take precedence. I must ignore them.
For the record, I hate writer's block.
Good articles read:
Good fiction read:
General state of the scribbler:
Incredibly tired. I was up until 1 o'clock in the morning doing smoke testing for work. Many people put in 12.5 hr workdays. I'm not usually one of them. Brain fried.
Generally pleased. I got stuff done, even if it wasn't the writing/extra-curricular stuff, so to speak. I even have a hope of writing the pieces required for that website. Right.
Health at 7.5 out of 10. I've been hovering barely above 5 with regular dips below lately, so I'm actually quite grateful for that number.
Lurking on most other sites/blogs/journals. Oops. I do try to chime in enough to remind people I care, but the truth is, I'm a little slow just now.
Behind on postcards/holiday stuff. This is largely due to budget. Next payday should fix that.