Weary. That's the word for it.
Sorry I'm late with the Update, but it's been a day and it's only 8am. I even slept in - according to the time change. I got up at 7:15... then I changed the clocks, so it was only 6:15 - which kind of crapped out my morning win.
I'm having a tough time focusing on the positives today, can ya tell? So, here's the Negative Nelly version of Sunday Update...
I didn't finish my read-through of Fertile Ground. I'm 50% thru and it's a hot mess. This sucker is going to take sooo much work to make it publishable that I'll probably wimp out and leave this until the May launch. Good thing In Deep Wish doesn't need as much work, so I'll have something to put out in March. Whether anyone will want to buy it? :shrug:
I did a sale for Wish in One Hand. :crickets: October blew chunks for sales.
I got my edits yesterday afternoon. I read the edit letter, gnashed my teeth, and set it all aside. Definitely not in the brain space to deal.
Max has taken a nosedive. Oh, he's been in good spirits. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Playing with his toys. Purring. But he won't eat. Each day since last Monday has been worse then the one before. And every day he doesn't eat well means he gets less perky and playful. I assume that the antibiotics are making everything taste gross. (That happened with my Mom earlier this year.) Nothing I offer him goads him to eat. Until this morning when I pulled the last trick out of my bag and offered him canned roast beef. He gobbled that up. Let's see if it's still appetizing this afternoon. And yes, I know that stuff is full of things that aren't necessarily good for cats to eat but when you're staring down the barrel of the choice between euthanasia and giving him food that might be bad for him, you choose the food. I'd fix him canned sardines and ice cream if I thought he'd eat it.
And that's why I'm not in the brain space to deal with edits. Or re-reads. Or housework. Or reading other people's books. Or being Positive Polly. My brain space is full. And I am weary.
No worries. This too shall pass. And I will get my second wind. Today, though, ain't looking good. I think I need to go into the forest and chop wood.
What's the update from your space?