Post Harry Potter Update; Getting Back On Track

So yes, okay, I know I said I was going to force myself to write my 500 words a day before earning the right to drown myself in Harry Potter.  Well I got 64 words written yesterday and couldn’t take it anymore.  I knew I wasn’t going to be able to focus on anything else until I knew how it ended.  I finished last night at midnight, then was too wound up and excited to sleep.  It was tied together so beautifully!  I won’t say more for those readers who have not yet finished it.  I don’t want to ruin it for you.  But the good news is that between all this massive reading the last few days–I’ve only missed my Daily Goal 2 days.  That’s not bad.  Next up on the list of things to read is either Mindhunter by John Douglas or Lake In The Clouds by Sara Donati, which just came in through interlibrary loan.  In order to get my head back where it needs to be for HOC, it ought to be Mindhunter, hands down.  So long as I remember to renew the Donati book, I should be able to get them both finished.  Donati was recommended to me by others who love Diana Gabaldon.  We shall see.  Those are big shoes to fill.  Nobody tops Jamie Fraser.

I’m in the second week of the weird schedule with the job situation.  Have a lot of traveling going on.  Tomorrow am down and back to Jackson for a meeting with our field office there.  Then Thursday driving back down to Jackson to spend the night with friends before heading to Vicksburg first thing Friday morning for a meeting there Friday and Saturday.  I’ve got a hotel room to myself, so with luck I will get some writing done while I’m there.  But work is just going to be sporadic this week.  I’m not going to squick myself over it.  I’ll be starting a normal schedule next Wednesday (whatever that turns out to be), so I’ll be more worried about getting back to work then.

Sorry this wasn’t all that scintillating!  I’ll see if I can come up with some writerly wisdom for tomorrow!

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