I could go look up the week #, but I'm too lazy. And that's been the soup of the day since last I was here - instead of busy busy like I said, I was lazy lazy. I stepped away from pretty much everything writerly and online-ish, and it felt GOOOOD. But yeah, I should probably get back to some form of productivity. Man can only sit for so long before she atrophies, ya know?
So, I am back working on Bloodflow again. I realized that somewhere between the first draft and the current draft, I overworked the first chapter to the point where it didn't sound like me anymore. Yesterday, I went back to every draft that had any noticeable changes to that chapter and I printed the sucker out. Now I'm going through them all line by line and figuring out what worked and what didn't. Last night I started cobbling it back together. Since I'm doing this by writing longhand in my trusty notebook, I couldn't begin to tell you how far I am, but it's something.
When I took a break from writing, I also took a break from reading. Not intentionally. I just didn't feel like picking up a book. That's okay, though, because I'm still 5 books ahead of my goal to read 100 this year. It's also okay because it helped wipe the slate clean so I can focus on Bloodflow without having other writers all up in my head.
And we both took a break from working on the house. Hubs needed that more than I did. But we're both feeling refreshed now. This week, the new utility sink will arrive for the garage bathroom and he can finally finish the plumbing project. Then we'll be working on sanding the orange off and finishing the foundation sealing we started last year. After that, we'll be able to complete the pea gravel project and start the south garden bed. :collapse: I'm tired again just thinking about it. And he's already talking about next year's projects. ;o)
So, what's been up in your world's while I was off being lazy?