Dealing with Monday Blues #Inworldz

I don’t normally get the Monday blues. Doing the job I love makes me anxious for Monday to come and often sad when Friday does. As a freelancer, I work a Mon – Fri shift to match my husband’s workweek.

Lately, though, there’s been extensive advanced planning on my job and extra projects. I work 12 hour days during the week and right now it’s important that I do so.

Makes the whole attitude of others around me who work “normal jobs” more frustrating. See, I freelance, so surely when they get a day off and want me to do the same to help them, it’s perfectly okay and shouldn’t be a problem right? Pfft!

Often, freelancing means you need to work longer and more than you do for someone else. This means sticking to the office schedule and keeping your work atmosphere the way you need it for productivity.

Sorry, off rant. Not even sure if that’s what is bothering me, even though I do have something of above.

Gonna become an earth home design one day.
Gonna become an earth home design one day.

So, I’m organizing prims on an unplanned work break to get myself into a better working mood. (Along with a big cold brew coffee.)

These prims are going to turn into an earth home design. Playing with the different options now and debating on what type of door and where I’d like it to be. Either off to the side, leaving the center foliage area intact, or put it right in the middle.

This earthhome is of the inside garden variety. I keep thinking of the Cafe Parisien on the Titanic for the interior design. With more foliage added.

Part of my mood is affecting my joy of breedables. I breed 200 breedables and the blasted rares aren’t passing their traits that I’m breeding them for. Yes, they’re supposed to be rare, but really…I think the creators take the term rare a bit too far and zap the fun from it.

If I was spending resources to breed 25 I wouldn’t have that much to complain about, but come on… I’m breeding 200. I should be able to see more from my efforts than this.

Why I’m thinking the new horses are going to be so much better for me. Something very different than the ones we have now. Different traits, coats, actions, etc. Alfredo stressed they’re created so we can create our own designer horses.

One of the beta mares showing the bow movement.
One of the beta mares showing the bow movement.
Now she's rearing.
Now she’s rearing.

 

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Kaedara Update #inworldz

I’m still dealing with the family issues. Ongoing for this year and probably into next. Will be glad when this time of continued loss is over.

Plus, I’m working 12 hour shifts now, so my play time is down. I’m taking an extra break to make this update.

Let me say, if anyone who knows me in Second Life is reading this, that I am officially leaving that grid. Not only do I not have the time to play there at all, but it’s not worth my time, not at their costs and the other stuff. If you know me, you know what that refers to.

Each time I do go there to play or get something the creator TOS allows me to transfer over to Inworldz, I have to take extra time to spend time in Inworldz after. It’s like needing to take a hot shower and get clean after playing in the mud sort of feeling.

Tells me it’s long past time I ditched that grid.

Well, in spite of my busy schedule, I’ve managed to get a few things done at Kaedara.

For one, soon the story card journey will be ready on the sims. I have most of the story cards made and the podiums out. I just need to make the guide for the story journey to get one started and gather all the landmarks.

I’d like people to roam my sims and was going to make this a hunt, but understand many are using older computers and a total hunt with all the decor may deter some travelers. So each story card will give the explorer the direct lm to find the next podium.

This is the gazebo where the storycard journey begins. The Taun Tree was designed for my main character by my cover artist.
This is the gazebo where the storycard journey begins. The Taun Tree was designed for my main character by my cover artist.

Each book podium will give the explorer a folder with the notecard and a copy of the book they find on the podium for their own use at home. The notecard is the story card that gives a peek inside the world of my books.

The setting where one finds each podium is also created to show off something of the story found on the card. A setting from my world. A representation of a character or object from my world…or something similar.

New Summer Gazebos for sale at Enchanted Isles. Six versions so far.New Summer Gazebos for sale at Enchanted Isles. Six versions so far.

Moor-Knight is completed, except for a few pieces. It's open for exploring now.
Moor-Knight is completed, except for a few pieces. It’s open for exploring now.
The ruins on Enchanted Isles sim. Also open for exploring now.
The ruins on Enchanted Isles sim. Also open for exploring now.

All four sims of the Kaedara region are open now. As amazing as it sounds for Inworldz, I’m pretty close to using all the prims I safely can on three sims. Elvenglades has room for me to finish the store products as I’m able. Enchanted Isles sim has a little less than I originally planned, for I reserved 2k of its prims for building and breedables use in my private skyboxes.

I’d like to note that one will find a lot of seating and decor around my sims from Teal’s Pamplemousse stores. She is one of my favorite creators and closed her stores down for what I hope is a temporary break. I took advantage of her hunt for 300 free items and tried to buy those items I knew I’d be back for to use on these sims or the new one(s) I know I’ll get in the not so far future.

The new Tamed Tiger display at Kaedara Breedables. Soon I'll offer more waterfall scenes, as I treated myself to the AB package I've wanted for a long time.
The new Tamed Tiger display at Kaedara Breedables. Soon I’ll offer more waterfall scenes, as I treated myself to the AB package I’ve wanted for a long time.
Made a new dodo display when I was suffering a Dr Suess moment.
Made a new dodo display when I was suffering a Dr Suess moment.
Beta testing new oYo horses due to come out in May. Loving their actions and look!
Beta testing new oYo horses due to come out in May. Loving their actions and look!

 

Introducing our sims and new blog

The Great Tree at The Elvenglades with unicorns in front of it.
The Great Tree at The Elvenglades with unicorns in front of it. This is the first piece that will contribute to the notecard stories that will be found on our sims.

Dunvalos Reach Stores are no more. The Elvenglades Stores, Hudan Garden and Gazebo Sales, and Kaedara Breedables are born!

I have a 2X2 set of sims in Inworldz known as the Kaedara region. The name is the main location of my upcoming fantasy book series The Forbidden. The individual sims are named after locations on Kaedara within my books.

Fellow Myst Travelers will appreciate the inside cave in the Great Tree.
Fellow Myst Travelers will appreciate the inside cave in the Great Tree.

My inspiration for the Great Tree that sits on The Elvenglades sim is the tree in the cleft you can find in the Myst games. See http://www.mystonline.com to play for free.

Kaedara does have a few trees I could have drawn inspiration from, but they would all have taken up more space than I had to give. The Oak Temple of Zendara would have probably needed a sim to itself! The forest where the fairies live probably needs 1/2 a sim to do right. Maybe I can expand to more sims later. We’ll see.

Three store buildings to right are Tempest Myst Designs: Rugs, Interior decor, seating, household accessories and more. Large building is the Book Emporium.
Three store buildings to right are Tempest Myst Designs: Rugs, Interior decor, seating, household accessories and more. Large building is the Book Emporium.
Dee's Designs sits in the corner, ready for action in 2016, and Mystic's new store sits next to it.
Dee’s Designs sits in the corner, ready for action in 2016, and Mystic’s new store sits next to it.
The New Mystic Trove store featuring home decor and living by Mystic Serenia!
The New Mystic Trove store featuring home decor and living by Mystic Serenia!
Her old store building is offered for sale next to the new one.
Her old store building is offered for sale next to the new one.
The old store is a cool observatory. With a little bit of Myst influence inside, as it naturally happens with us.
The old store is a cool observatory. With a little bit of Myst influence inside, as it naturally happens with us.

I know this is short, but there’s a ton of building work I need to do on my own sites and more product for these sims. Future posts will tackle one sales location at a time, product news, breedables updates, and story building updates.

Please follow us or bookmark us if you’re not on wordpress. We have so much more coming and there’s a lot planned for my Take Me To Kaedara promotional campaign for my books.

Visit us in Inworldz and make sure to join our group. We’re sure to give away freebies often.

If you’re not in Inworldz, quit messing around and get your butt in here with us! It’s great being in Inworldz.

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