So…apparently I was supposed to go back to work yesterday. I had it in my head that it was Thursday. Then I get a text from my boss around 3 yesterday: Are you sick? Um no, I thought we went back Thursday. No, everybody came back today. Oops. Ah well, it was a day starting with “T”. I’ll be in in five. But of course before Christmas was all the painting of the office and then we had to pack EVERYTHING so that furniture could be moved for the new carpet over the holidays. So most of yesterday was complete and utter chaos at the office and nobody got anything done but putting their offices back together. Which I did in the 2 hours I was there. So no harm, no foul and my boss thought my memory lapse was funny instead of annoying. It’s back to Real Work today.
I got up like a good girl (despite staying up late to finish watching Return of the King on Bluray–so many going to battle speeches to make me teary) and got in my full workout. Yay me. The water weight has slid off, leaving my total holiday gain at 4.5 pounds. It’s been worse and I’m firmly back on the bandwagon, so I can live with that. I ordered a set of Bowflex Selectech Weights that can be adjusted from 10-90 lbs in 5 lb increments (found a STELLAR deal on Ebay for 99 bucks free shipping instead of the regular like $300), so I’m definitely focused on getting STRONG AGAIN and ripped. I’m going to GET RID OF THE BATWINGS.
On the writing front, the writing has been going well. My daily word count goal this round is 600 words. On Monday I only had 35 minutes to write, and I got just over 600. Last night I had an hour, and I got just over 700. Today I intend to implement the scene sketch planning advocated by Rachel Aaron (of the 10,000 word days) to see if I can’t maybe push that up to a whopping 1k, or at least finish the current scene.