:blinkblink: Good morning, everyone. This past week was a fun-filled extravaganza... not really... but it wasn't bad either. It just was.
I managed to write some words this week. After finishing my re-through of Unfinished Untitled Fantasy, I put down about 2300 more words on it, made some notes for more, and had a dream about how to handle a particular niggle. Then yesterday I didn't write on the story, but I made some more notes trying to figure out how to handle the upcoming scene. I think I've got it. As of this morning, 80818 words. Probably about 20K more to go. We'll see.
I've been doing marketing. No sales for the genies. No sales so far for the SCIU books which are discounted now. I did get a lovely note from a fan on one of my sale posts, though. She posted a picture of the paperbacks she bought of the SCIU books and AD last year. And squeed a bit about how awesome they are. It was a nice thing to go to bed on last night.
My reading week was kind of weird. I finished a book and then spent most of the week reading my manuscript. When I finished that and sat down to read other people's books, I hit a couple duds.
In baking news, I made granola bars, corn bread (to go with a big pot of chili), and chocolate oil cake with butter cream frosting. (The frosting was store bought, but that's okay.)
On the activity front, I spent three days on mowing the yard, one day vacuuming the entire house, and one day walking. I added in the walking from the mowing and I'm at almost 40 miles for the year. No movement of the scale numbers, though. Weight: 186.0 As for eating, I'm back to trying to eat smaller portions. We'll see if that helps.
We saw fawns this week! Two came scampering through with their mama. And then yesterday either the same two or a different two hung out with mom while she gobbled down some corn. (I think it was a different set, but I can't be sure.) Still no pictures of the twins together - they won't hold still. I did get this, though:
We also have raccoons. Rockette brought a friend to dinner and now Rockelle is visiting regularly, too.
Chester Chipmunk is alive and well. So are the bunnies. Life in the woods is good.
In container gardening news, the zukes are still blooming but still no fruits. Same with the tomatoes. It probably has to do with the bug spraying we do in the yard (not the deck this year, just the yard), but I'd rather spray and have no veggies than not spray. The lettuce and the carrots are pathetic. So are the onions. I'm about ready to say 'screw it' and try again next year. In flower-bed news, something came along and ate the buds off my remaining lilies. Rabbit or deer probably. Darn it all. But the sedums are getting ready to bloom, and the hydrangea is still covered with white flowers. Can't win 'em all.
And I think that's it for me for now. How was your week?