Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Update - Week 10

Last night was the time change, so my clock says I'm writing this at 6:47am, but my body feels like it's 5:47am.  What a dirty trick those politicians played on the people of the world.  But they bought it and now we have this stupid clock resetting thing that doesn't actually do anyone any good.

'Nuff said.

Okay, so last week...

Natural Causes is finished with that round of editing.  In a marathon from 7:30am to 7:45pm Wednesday, I got 'er done.  Now it's with my editor for the next three weeks.  Which means I can stop thinking about it.  Kinda.  It topped the scales at 66620 words.  I doubt much will be added or deleted in the next round.

I got into editing Wish Hits the Fan yesterday.  Chapter One has been read-through and notes have been taken.  I meant to get to it Thursday night, but we had storms.  And I was supposed to get to it on Friday night, but ended up in a marathon phone call with the Kid right as I was getting ready to work.  Sooo, I did some work Saturday night when the snow had shut the satellite TV down to 2 channels.

The weather has been weird.  We had thunderstorms and tornado warnings Monday night and Thursday night.  We had heavy, thick snow on Saturday. 

Reading's been slow still.  I did finish that non-fiction I was working on.  And then I read Silver's latest Redeemed by the Cowgirl.  Awesomesauce. 

I cranked out a crappy blurb for Natural Causes to go with the not crappy cover.  You can see those over at Outside the Box.

Hubs and I did some major yardwork - pulling weeds for the first time since fall.  They were taking over.  But we got the majority of it done over the course of two days.  All that's left is along the side of the garage and along the back of the house.  Easy peasy.  Good thing it snowed, though, because I need some recuperation time. 

I bought some hollyhock bare roots to put in on the south side of the garage, but the snow prediction put that off until next week.  I also ordered butterfly bushes, lavender plants, and some grab bag type mix of sun loving bulb plants.  Not sure when those will ship.

As always, you can see what fishing I got up to on the Saturday Fishing Report.

That's it for me.  How was your Week 10?


  1. You've been a busy lady! Eep on the snow. We had light rain and mostly drizzle but really cold today. I'm ready for the warm-up.

    I'm not doing so hot on the word count and Friday is fast approaching. Luckily, my editor works fast and on short notice. That's pretty much my life at the moment. :/

    And thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed REDEEMED> I <3 that book! Shhh. Don't tell the rest of the Barrons. ;)

    Okay. Break over. Time to work.

    1. LOL, every time someone says I've been busy, I feel like all I did was lay around all week like a toad, but yeah, this week I actually was busy.

      Thankfully, the snow has melted. Yay! More warmth please. I hope you get everything you need to get done finished by Friday. You can do it!

      Totally loved it, Dahling.

      :whipcrack: back to work!

  2. Spring is always up and down in Texas. It's in the 50-60s this week, but jumps to the upper 70s by Thursday.

    We've been out weeding, fixing, and turning over beds in between the rain. I'm not ready to put anything out yet. ...just in case.

    Mother Nature lulled me once into a false sense of security once so I won't fall for that again. But my gut tells me that that's it for the cold weather.

    I have plenty to do anyway, so I can wait on planting.

    1. It's been that way here, too, but this year more rollercoaster than usual.

      Smart woman. Yeah, all I have to put out right now are the hollyhocks. I think they'll be okay. Ugh, sorry the weather tricked you before. My poor peonies were already up and about a foot tall. They looked depressed this morning, poor things. =o\

  3. Yay for all the work you got done!

    Oh, how I miss my peonies! And daffodils. And Douglas Firs. My California favorites just don't do well in this part of Texas.

    I did a bit of gardening this week, and now I can barely straighten up. Man, I feel OLD!

    I only squeezed out 4400 words last week. Grumble. I keep telling myself that's 11 pages closer to the end. But I think I solved my plotting problem: moved a bunch of stuff earlier in the story, condensed some later chapters, plan to skim over some getting-there-from-here stuff (it seemed so IMPORTANT when I originally wrote the outline; wonder what I had in mind). We'll see how it works when I get there.