Okay, here's the dealie-bob. I think I had some serious burnout going on there. I'd been so focused on editing and publishing that I hadn't written new words in months. So, I took an unintended break from all of that. Lo and behold, the creative juices burst out this past week and I got started on SCIU #3. I got about 5300 words out before I stumbled, but it's there and I kinda sorta know where I'm going.
Up Wish Creek still isn't ready to go to the editor. If you're reading this JC, I'll email you with some kind of updated schedule. If you're a fan and reading this, when I figure it out, you'll know when I know. And I apologize deeply for delaying the release of this 3rd book in the genie series.
In other news, we've been weeding the gravel paths and borders and the driveway. The border by the iris bed is done. The border by the front bed is done. The border around the cedar bed is done. And I did the drainage thing next to the driveway. Hubs has been working exclusively on the driveway and he's 2/3rds done. So, basically, everything that other people can see from the road is done or almost done. Then we move to the sides and back of the house. The southeast side of the house - under the deck - is problematic because the Eastern Phoebes I had thought were done with their brood are not actually done. We'll wait until the nest is empty before we get up under there so we don't freak them out.
Yesterday's weeding, while satisfying, has wrecked my hands. Aspercreme! Stat! It all does look so nice when it's done, though. =o)
I read a bunch of stuff last week. All of it was old and all of it was hardcopy. I also tried to read several different ebooks I had withering on my Kindle. I didn't actually enjoy any of those. Bleh, ewww, and 'omg, doesn't this person know about editors'. That kind of stuff. Let's just say the pickings were so 'meh' that it made me not want to reading anything. (No wonder all my recent reads have been old, right?) BUT my friend, Silver James, released her latest book on Friday - Night Moves - and I'll be getting to that shortly. I love her books and I adore her writing style, but this one might be a little on the spicy side for me. We'll see.
The deer still appear to be pregnant. But who knows if it takes them a little while to get rid of the baby paunch?
That's it for me today. What's been up in your world?