Okay, so it was Week 8, but I think you'll agree there was a bunch of WTF in it, eh?
For me part, I spent a lot of this past week editing again. I got 125 pages done. And as of last night, I am 38 pages from being done with this edit round. Right now the book is 377 pages and just under 110K words. I've been thinking about the next book and, yeah, the amount of work this one has been is scaring the crap out of me. But let's take this one day at a time, yeah?
I still haven't done any marketing or reading of other people's books. I've got tunnel vision for this book.
I did do some more baking/cooking, though. This week, I made a vat of chicken soup and biscuits to go along with it. I did French bread pizza. And :drumroll: I made my own homemade hamburger buns. Those totally rock, so the recipe is pasted at the end of this post.
On the activity front, I only got 3 days with something active. One day, I did some woods work. Another day, I vacuumed. And finally, Hubs and I worked together to cover the car ahead of the approaching ice storm. (Which we didn't get, by the way.) Other than that, I've been a lump and I'm paying for it. In case you're wondering what I mean by that, I hurt when I don't move. So I am hurting this morning from my lack of activity. Anyway, despite the inactivity, I lost a pound. Weight: 181.2
A little while back, I talked about cutting the budget. Well, this week, I went ahead and cut Anthem. I went with a United Health policy that cuts my expenses by over $400 a month. And it still covers everything I need, with a lower out-of-pocket. Nothing irritates me more than paying for something I don't need, so yay. Don't get me started there, okay? Unfortunately, we also got the bill for our homeowner's insurance this week. Yep, they jacked it up again. If I can find comparable insurance there for less, I'm telling State Farm to kiss my wide, white hiney, too.
In weather news, we got sleet. Enough sleet that it looks like a winter wonderland out there. But the second you go to step on it, you know damn well it ain't snow. It's inches worth of tiny ice balls that have now melted sufficiently to meld into a big block of ice. It's hard to walk on, a bitch to drive on, slow to melt, and generally a pain in my ass. But the temps are supposed to slowly rise from 50 today to 70 later in the week.
As for the elephant in the room, or the WTF I alluded to above, I'm sure you've all heard about the Russia/Ukraine thing. Thanks, Sleepy Joe. Appreciate ya. (Note sarcasm.) After spending my formative years as a Cold War kid, and seeing Reagan set things on the course to right, this all depresses the holy hell out of me. And I just have one thing to say in response to it all... WOLVERINES!
And on that note, back to regular life, such as it is. I have a book to finish. The plan is to have this edit round done today or tomorrow, do another quick read-through for typos, and call it good. I'll be looking for beta readers shortly, so if you're interested and have some spare time in March, let me know. I'd like to be able to get this sucker up for sale by April Fool's Day. Maybe on April Fool's Day, since it's an important date in my life anyway.
How was your week?