Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Update - Week 37

Not much progress this week on much of anything.  I mean, I wrote a pretty good scene in Fertile Ground and then couldn't muster the gumption to write more. 

It's that time in the quarter when I'm a roiling ball of hormonal angst.  The time when my daughter would actively avoid being around me.  Hubs is learning.  I feel bad about it, but there really isn't much I can do about it - aside from getting my shot and I'll be doing that this week.  No wait, I take that back.  There is something I can do and usually do when I realize this time is upon me - be aware that I have turned into a total overly-sensitive, raging bitch with no motivation, and then suck it up.  And yes, I have already apologized to Hubs - because that's what good people do when they realize they've turned into a raging bitch.  As for the motivation?  I'll get back to work today.  I have ten days left to finish this book before I get the edits back and have to dive into BloodFlow once more.  I left the villain in a precarious position and the heroine about to swoop in on him.  Now I need to throw in some other twist and some more danger, resolve it all, and wrap it up.

I did some reading this week.  An old hard-boiled detective novel that was cool.  An interesting SF that's the first in a trilogy. It had some bobbles, but ultimately it was a good book.  Then I tried to read a romantic suspense that was a total toad and set me off to the point I wanted to throw my Kindle against the wall.  I calmed down and picked up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  I'm much better now.

While out walking this week, Hubs and I spotted a snake smushed flat on the side of the road.  It was a Western Pygmy Rattler.  Never so glad to see something dead.  We also saw a little green garden snake smushed on the road.  A little sad, but around here, snakes are not on our 'happy to see you' critters list.

Charlotte the spider has moved on - either to set up a web in a new location or to scout for her winter hiding spot.  I hope it's the latter because if she sets up on the front porch, I will have to hit her with the broom.  Nothing personal, but spiders are also not on the 'happy to see you' critters list.

What updates do you have this time around?


  1. After a lot of promises--and misses--we finally got some much needed rain today. It's just after nine and still dark and gloomy. Part of me wants to go back to bed and read. The part of me sitting here gulping coffee and typing knows I don't have time. I wrote almost 4K words yesterday. On the wrong book. Oh, it's the "right" book but not until much later. I have to pressing projects but Friday night found me writing longhand when I couldn't sleep and transcribing my scribbles to real words and adding to them for a full chapter and a half. Ah well. Strike when the inspiration is hot, right?

    Before I can work today, I have to put together tomorrow's class. Whoppee.

    Sorry about the garden snake. I don't mind them. The rattler? Yeah, no bueno. I caught a glimpse of my humming bird so I cleaned and refilled the feeder for him/her/them. It's still warm enough they won't head south for awhile.

    Okay. Break time is over. Mostly. Back to work.

  2. Yikes on the rattler!

    Today I have a case of Meh. I want only to sleep. I'll go grab a Harry Potter and see if it wakes me up - the book I'm trying to read is putting me to sleep!

    This week I finished the reread of 3C, and now it needs to rest. I outlined 4C, but it needs work - it reads like a list of stuff that needs to be mentioned in each chapter. How about a list of stuff that *happens*?!? I even started 4C, but I'm too groggy to cope with it. Please tell me I'm not coming down with a bug!

  3. I've been sick bad for over a week. Yesterday was the first day I felt human enough to do any work. Even that tired me out but I was glad for the change.

    Still congested, but much better.