Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Update - Week 39

How did a whole other week go by already?  I swear time is zooming by faster and faster all the time.  Sheesh.

Once again, I didn't do any writing.  Unless in my head counts.  And it wasn't even anything I was working on, but the opening lines and the premise hit me in the head when I was out smoking, and it won't leave me alone.  I stuck it in my writing ideas file.  I ain't go time to be birthin' no more stories right now.

I'm up to 20% on the read-through, note-taking phase of Wrongful Termination.  It's a hot mess, but I still like it. 

I also worked up a submission letter so one of my other books can be sent to a small publisher. 

Last night, I was telling the Kid about all the irons I have in the fire right now, and her comment was 'Wow'.  To which I replied, "I will get published if it kills me."  Then she did some pompom waving and supportive stuff.  I am committed to this.  Or maybe I should be committed because of this.  LOL

In other news, I bought a new office chair.  Well, an old office chair that's new to me.  It's very comfortable on my butt, but I'm not sure if my back likes it yet.  Since my previous chair was 8-10 years old, I'm not surprised.  With as much time as I spend sitting at my desk, I probably spent upwards of 8500 hours in that chair.  And chairs should come with a sit-ometer to let you know how much 'mileage' it has so you know when to change it - like tires. 

Anyway, here it is:
The dark spot on the seat is stain remover waiting to dry.  It had a few gnarly spots that needed cleaning, but it looks fine now.  But hey, I got the chair for $5 - marked down from $20 because the seat wiggled and is missing a bolt.  Hubs worked on the wiggle while I polished the wood and cleaned the upholstery.  It's much better now.  =o)

This past week was also cleaning week.  Deep down dusting and sweeping and vacuuming.  I also cleaned the bed linens and Febrezed everything.  (Including the above chair.) 

And I still feel like I didn't do much.  Why is it some weeks I can lay around doing nothing and feel fine about it, and other weeks I do all sorts of stuff and still feel like a lazy slob? Ugh.

How was your week?


  1. I like the idea of a sitometer. And I like the chair! Nice find!

  2. If I did a deep clean of my house, it would be A Thing(tm)! A Really Big Thing(tm). Awesome bargain on the chair. If your back isn't sure, I suggest a pillow in the lumbar region. I hear you on the sitometer. I spend an average of 8-12 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's scary.

    Good news is, but sitting 12-14 hours this weekend, I'm down to the last chapter and epilogue on the rewrite. Will get that knocked out today then will reread the whole thing tomorrow, make sure it flows, fix anything and ship it back either Tuesday (a day early) or on my deadline. I also plan to take some time today to get away from my stuff and read something I don't have to "fix" but can enjoy and "nit-pick" typos. ;)

    You will be published. I absolutely believe that!

  3. Time is getting away from me, too. Where have the last 5 months gone?

    I love the new chair! It looks comfortable. I broke down and pinned pillows to mine, but I don't think that's working.

    I pruned about 10 pages from my book -- and added 20. I'm doing something wrong here. ;-)

  4. Yay! A picture of the chair. Way cool for $5. Hope it's comfy.

    My week was great. I got to write. And I got writing done. That's the important part. :)