Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Update - Week 21

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?


  1. Oh boy do I hear you on the burn out. Deadlines are defining my life and I'm not real thrilled but I chose this path so I'll keep slogging through the mud. NIGHT MOVES isn't quite as dark or sexy as NIGHT SHIFT. At least skim the sexy bits though. There's a lot of emotion in this one--according to my beta readers. :)

    Okay, break over. Procrastination ended. I have 2500 words minimum to spit out today. Yippee...

  2. I'm with you on burnout. Thank goodness for nonfiction! :-)

    Hmm. Come to think of it, I've mostly been reading old stuff, too. Some of it really shows its age, but still fun to read.

  3. We had a bank holiday yesterday, so it was a nice long weekend. My sister & her hub came down to see us, then went into London for a show. We're quite close so make a good staging post. They only stayed in London overnight and we had a lovely time Sunday catching up and enjoying some good food & wine. I had a really lazy Monday because I was very tired. I gave up my bed to my guest and my sofa is not that comfy! I got plenty of hexagons cut & tacked, while watching My Dream Home which I'm really into at the mo. Enjoyed watching the Great British Sewing Bee last night too.

    I'm glad you managed to get started on SCIU 3 as this is my fav series. Keep up the good work!